Feds Raid Oaksterdam University, Founder’s Home
Dozens of federal agents on Monday raided the Oakland businesses and apartment of Richard Lee, the state’s most prominent advocate for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, carting away loads of pot and belongings but not revealing the purpose of their investigation.
The agents targeted Oaksterdam University, the internationally famous school that Lee established to train people in the marijuana industry, a medical cannabis dispensary called Coffeeshop Blue Sky, and three properties being rented by Lee, including his apartment near Lake Merritt.
Federal agents shouldn’t be raiding medical marijuana dispensaries. It’s not like there are no real criminals out there to catch. This is a very poor use of law enforcement funds and manpower.