From YouTube: "Students diligently studying for finals at Oaksterdam University, California?s unaccredited cannabis industry training school, are getting a lesson in Federal Law 101 this week, after agents raided the institution. The raid comes as DEA officials are increasing pressure on medical marijuana dispensaries, which they claim violate national restrictions.
Oakland's Oaksterdam University was taken over by federal officials Monday morning.
City is moving forward with permitting plans despite a federal crackdown
A marijuana street fair being held in downtown Oakland turned out to be a popular destination this weekend, with people waiting in long lines to attend the event.
For Oakland residents who want marijuana policies that protect public safety and secure access for medical marijuana patients, it is the best of times and the worst of times. It just depends on which Oakland you live in.
Organizers expect up to 30,000 cannabis fans to flood into Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall September 3rd and 4th for The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo 2011.
U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag sent the city of Oakland a strong message Wednesday: big industrial pot farms are illegal and the Department of Justice is considering “civil and criminal legal remedies” if Oakland proceeds with its plans to permit them.
You may remember last summer, July 2010, when the city I live in, Oakland, CA, decided to license four major pot farms.
Oakland's dream of licensing some of the largest marijuana farms in the world was crushed by both a failed November ballot measure to legalize recreational pot and the threat of prosecution.
Take a walking tour of the Bay Area city that's the U.S. capital of the cannabis movement.