Though the federal government put Richard Lee out of the medical marijuana business, Oaksterdam University will continue to operate under the leadership of its executive chancellor, Dale Skye Jones.
Oaksterdam University, which was established in Oakland, Calif. to educate those interested in entering the medical marijuana industry, had its computers confiscated, financial records seized and bank accounts frozen. The university was founded by Lee, who also operated dispensaries and grew medical pot (which were also shut down by the government).
Jones comes from a corporate background and told OaklandNorth.com, "There is no way for me to not try to keep Oaksterdam University going. I consider it my duty and my moral obligation."
Lee, who was instrumental in the attempt to legalize marijuana in California with Proposition 19, will continue to advocate the expansion of medical marijuana in other states and the broader goal of legalized recreational use.