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Monday, April 2, 2012

Oaksterdam University Raided by Feds, Classes at Oaksterdam teach people who to grow medical marijuana.

Federal storm troopers raid and shut down a college in CA for doing something that is perfectly legal under California law - use and grow medical marijuana. The Feds refused to cite any law that was broken and invoked it's typical "part of an ongoing investigation" line of BS as justification for the raid.
Oakland's Oaksterdam University was taken over by federal officials Monday morning. Officers wearing U.S. Marshals, IRS and DEA jackets swarmed the Oakland medical marijuana facility on Broadway before 8 a.m. Investigators put yellow crime tape around the entire building. Just after 9 a.m. agents brought out burlap bags, some of them overflowing with pot, to a waiting white container truck. The nearby Oaksterdam Museum was also being blocked off, according to NBC Bay Area's Christie Smith, as was the Oaksterdam gift shop and the Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative. In all, at least four locations were sealed off by the feds. Oaksterdam is considered by many as the heart of California's pot legalization movement. Officials on the scene were not commenting on their purpose other than to say that it was part of "an ongoing investigation."
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NBC Bay Area