• Posts Tagged ‘balko’

    Bad Policy & Bad Politics by President Obama

    by  • April 17, 2012 • Blog

    When candidate Barack Obama stated that his administration wouldn’t waste Justice Department resources on raiding medical cannabis patients and growers, cannabis activists rejoiced, and many, including myself, became enthusiastic supporters, and donated our time and money to his nomination and election.  Our enthusiasm seemed justified when, on October 19, 2009, Deputy Attorney General David Ogden released a memo for...

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    April 2, 2012: A Day that Should Live in Infamy

    by  • April 3, 2012 • Blog

    For civil libertarians, April 2nd this year seemed like a twisted April Fool’s joke, executed a day late.  First came news that Oaksterdam University had been raided by the federal government, starting at about 8:00 am.  Oaksterdam University’s founder, Richard Lee, just happened to be one of the most prominent and effective cannabis activists,...

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    Oaksterdam University Raided & Richard Lee Speaks Out

    by  • April 2, 2012 • Cannabis

    Oaksterdam University President Richard Lee

    The War on Cannabis claims a new victim: U.S. Marshalls, the DEA and the IRS have raided Oaksterdam University - a school that teaches students to comply with its state’s medical cannabis law. The school’s founder Richard Lee is a patient confined to a wheelchair and is one of the most prominent and effective cannabis activists in the...

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