Obama’s War On Marijuana Rolls On In ‘Oaksterdam’ Raid
Although U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder initially indicated that prosecuting dispensaries would not be a priority, so long as they followed state and local laws, the Justice Department has aggressively gone after them.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Internal Revenue Service raided the campus of Oaksterdam University, a trade school of sorts—some call it the “Princeton of Pot”—in Oakland, Calif., that instructs students on the finer points of growing, harvesting, and selling pot. Oaksterdam was established in 2007 after the state legalized medical marijuana; it later expanded to Los Angeles and Michigan. The federal raid was the latest in a series of actions by the Justice Department to crack down on the “legal” marijuana business that’s permitted by such states as California, yet violates federal law.