Statement from Richard Lee on Oaksterdam Raid, Plus Videos, Protest, and Reactions

This just came over from Oaksterdam University founder Richard Lee, who was the subject of a massive federal raid in Oakland Monday:

“On Monday, April 2, my school – Oaksterdam University in Oakland – was raided by the DEA, IRS, and US Marshals. Oaksterdam provides training to the medical cannabis industry, and is fully compliant with state and local law.

President Obama promised at the beginning of his administration to respect state medical marijuana laws. He has broken this promise time and time again – and the consequences have been devastating.

This was a senseless act of intimidation. But I’ve been an activist far too long to become intimidated – and with the majority of Americans and common sense on our side, I know this is a fight we can win.

With our government trillions in debt, why is our government using taxpayer dollars to come after me, Oaksterdam, and the thousands of patients who need medical marijuana just to get through the day?

Tell President Obama and the DEA: Enough is enough. Keep your campaign promise, and stop the raids on the medical cannabis industry!

Thanks for your support, Richard Lee”

A link to a Change.org petition is provided.

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