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Monday, April 2, 2012

Oaksterdam University Raided by Feds (Video)

Posted By on Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 10:06 AM

  • Erin Sherbert

Medical marijuana activists are gathered around Oaksterdam University in downtown Oakland as federal authorities raid the state's first-ever cannabis training facility. Officials with the Drug Enforcement Agency, walking in and out of the school at 16th and Broadway, would not talk to the press.

Protesters surrounded the cordoned facility, shaming DEA officials and telling them to "fuck off."

Activists told reporters that authorities had stormed Oaksterdam founder Richard Lee's home earlier, and that he was possibly in custody, although Special Agent Arlette Lee would not confirm this to SF Weekly. She did say that the feds were raiding other locations, but would not say where.

The feds did say there would be a press conference later where they will explain what is happening. Check back for updates.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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