Federal agents raided Oaksterdam University today, an institution that educated and trained individuals in the medical marijuana industry, the Los Angeles Times reports. The university is also on the forefront of legalization issues, with owner Richard Lee an outspoken advocate of making recreational pot available in California.
In addition to Oaksterdam University, Lee also runs a dispensary and is a grower.
Despite the joint raid by the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Internal Revenue Service, the city of Oakland is committed to making pot available to patients. Its city council approved four new dispensaries three weeks ago.
The IRS and DEA declined to comment as to why they were raiding Oaksterdam University, commenting it was part of an ongoing investigation.