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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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    Medical Cannabis Cultivators Approved by Washington, D.C.

    by  • April 2, 2012 • Cannabis

    Senate Fountain near the Capitol building, Washington DC

    What a long, strange trip it’s been for medical cannabis in our nation’s Capitol.   In 1998, Washington, D.C. voters cast ballots concerning an initiative to legalize medical cannabis, but Congressional Drug Warriors, led by Rep. Bob Barr (R-Georgia), declined to appropriate the funds to count the votes, an amendment named the Barr Amendment.  Once...

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