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Oaksterdam University Raided by the Feds

Oakland's Oaksterdam University was taken over by federal officials Monday morning.

Officers wearing U.S. Marshals, IRS and DEA jackets swarmed the Oakland medical marijuana facility on Broadway before 8 a.m. Investigators put yellow crime tape around the entire building.

Just after 9 a.m. agents brought out trash bags of unknown materials to a waiting van.



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Federal thugs doing what they do best. Disrupt people's peaceful private transactions.

The only ones who win the end are the drug cartels and pharmaeutical companies. These two interest groups can't stand having competition.

The consumer, the tax payer, and normal Americans again lose thanks to Washington's braindead policies.

Thanks Washington, for ruining more ordinary citizen's lives. We need a Ron Paul to stop this buffoonery

Drug running, Gun running and

Money laundering all Government monopolies, the gov wants not competition.


Washington DC and their

Washington DC and their jackbooted minions can't stand the idea of people just living their lives in peace.

Where is the county sheriff?

The county sheriff should be protecting his constituency in this case. See Sheriff Richard Mack for the details on this and his Sheriff Project go to the following:

Richard Lee & Other Cannabis business people

need to support Dr. Paul if they want this crap to stop - if they don't support them than too bad - cannabis will still remain in limbo & folks trying to self medicate will still be treated as criminals - California - WAKE UP for Ron Paul!

Working to free the hemp seed - Thanks to Congressman Paul's efforts HR 1831. Peace

Kind of strange

the total absence of any mention of this on the MSM. Well if it isn't on there I guess it never happened and Obama will walk on unfettered by reality . Which color pill should I take O' Grand Pubah?

There are no politicians or bankers in foxholes.

What no violent offenders to go after?

I'd have to resign if I were one of these jackasses enforcing stupid laws.

Tax and regulate...absolutely not -the last thing we need is more taxes and regulations -just take it off the criminal code and let people be free

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007

The drug war has to be one of the

The drug war has to be one of the most foolish and egregious buffoonery to appear since mankind decided to think.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality. - John Randolph of Roanoke

There is no Drug War!!!!

The only war on the drugs is to keep the drug trade silenced and in control. There is not a county in this country that you cannot get drugs if you want them. Figure it out! Noriega did?

hope for the best

In fact there is a drug war;

In fact there is a drug war; to say there isn’t is to say the absurd. I have no doubt that drugs are readily available, however defined; but your conflation with drugs being available with there being no drug war is nonsense. Illicit drugs, defined by the government, are prohibited, plain and simple. Whether they’re available doesn’t disprove of the actions taken by government agents trying to keep them out of the hands of people. And whether their job is protect the cartels (which I believe) or not is not relevant to my belief that the war against drugs by the general government is foolish.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality. - John Randolph of Roanoke

Who launders the BIG BIG BIG

Who launders the BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG money?

hope for the best

Bad craziness..

but I hope it bumps up the interest level in Dr. Paul's
California appearances! He should be addressing this
directly, especially in California.

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do you speak for him???

do you speak for him???

hope for the best

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Here is more...

...on the protests after the bust.



that is truly historic.... I

that is truly historic, it's about time people protest things like this. I hope Ron talks about the raid at Berkley thursday

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Led to this...

...OMG...lol...this girl is so funny!


Jeeze...we have really come a long ways when she can just sit and smoke on u-tube! One wonders if she is a Ron Paul supporter?

"The torch is sticking on...it's really scary!"



Can't Get Near The Stuff...Makes Me Sneeze


Yeah, I thought Obama was

Yeah, I thought Obama was going to stop enforcing the federal marijuana laws?

disgusting, prohibiting the best medicine for the terminally ill

and raiding raw milk distributors....

raiding organic farms and destroying livestock and free range pigs and threatening the owners with four years in prison....

excorbitant fines for having a front lawn garden in a residential zone..

wtf country do I live in!

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

A country where a bunch of

A country where a bunch of arrogant and pea brained politicians think they can manage the world through bureaucracy.

Oh, and some of their buddies in the revolving door of Washington and large corporations get a bigger market share and a nice little profit. Convenient how that works huh?

SAD Sad Sad

Poor guy can get nailed at any moment by the IRS as his business is illegal under federal law and they can disallow all deductions and nail him for taxes and penalties on his gross.


Another wonderful reason to

Another wonderful reason to abolish the IRS.

I hear of some people on here

I hear of some people on here talking about regulation, taxation, decriminalization on here. We need to push for the right drug laws not just for partial laws and small victories. Decriminalization and medical laws work well, but they are still have huge problems with huge legal loopholes.

Amsterdam works somewhat well. The problem in Amsterdam is that although the coffeeshops are legal, the growers still routinely get busted. Anything over 5 plants and they go after you there. Basically, it creates a quasi-legal environment that is a nightmare to understand. Growers get in trouble for selling to the shops in Amsterdam. It's still a flawed system.

What we need is full legalization. It should be legal for any person over 18 to grow any amount, possess any amount, of marijuana or hemp.... end of discussion, no other laws on this subject need to exist.

Highschool kids in California and other medical states are starting to chose marijuana over alcohol. This is a very good thing. Alcohol is dangerous, addictive, and deadly. Alcohol shouldn't be illegal, but its insane that marijuana, a harmless substance, is banned.

How can the government ban a substance that prevents cancer? How can a government ban a drug that has never killed anyone, and can replace many harmful pharma-drugs that actually do kill people? How can a government control or regulate anyones medicine? How can a government prevent us from true clean energy in hemp fuel (hemp fuel burns cleanly and does not need any pesticides to grow)?

If this issue does not make you see how corrupt the special interests are, go to the dailyromney.com

It's about time our society judge people on their actions as an individual, and stopped clumping people into groups.

This is a big issue out here in California and if we want to win California, then we need to push this issue hard. A majority of people want marijuana legal, they just didn't like prop 19. Prop 19 would have legalized 1 ounce and 1 plant per person. That is worse than Amsterdam. Prop 19 was wrong for a lot of reasons, and a large portion of the marijuana community voted against it because it wasn't a complete bill.

you know what to do California Jury...


The problem is

that it will never get to a jury. They utilized the omnipotent I.R.S. to do the raid and they will be judge, jury and executioner. No recourse will be allowed or tolerated. Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated. I.R.S. = the Borg.

There are no politicians or bankers in foxholes.

I think the article's author and editor were students there!

Classes at Oaksterdam teach people who(sic) to grow medical marijuana. (how?)

Oaksterdam is a cannabis college has been in business since 2007. (that?)

It's (sic) website says it "provides students with the highest quality training for the cannabis industry. (Its?)

Gees...who's the editor at this news outlet?!

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


its in the government's best

its in the government's best interest to regulate this stuff. I can smoke it whenever i want to. I dont feel scared of getting caught or anything. it would only help the economy and the debt crisis to regulate the whole thing, but they are stubborn and stupid

Booze is not regulated federally.

Booze is not regulated federally, it is regulated by the state. End the prohibition & regulation federally, and you will still see regulation & enforcement exist as it currently does through state legislation. Ending the federal regulation then puts the power of regulation in that area back in the realm of the state where your vote counts more.

It's TAXED by the federal

It's TAXED by the federal government - using a tax that is substantially about regulation-by-selective-prohibitive-overtaxation.

It's enforced by the Revenuers - the bureau of ALCOHOL, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. These are the same guys that have been stomping kittens to death, throwing pregnant women against walls making them miscary, burning church camps (with the families still in them), and fatally sniping the wives of hermits over suspicion of a tax form being filled out incorrectly, a gun barrel being too short, or a $200 tax unpaid. And the same guys that have been blowing up stills and engaging moonshiners in high-speed gun battles through Appalachia since Prohibition. They DIDN'T STOP once it was repealed. They now hunt stills with Forward Looking InfraRed cameras mounted on aircraft.

There's no question (except when arguing in federal court) that the federal gun taxes are about regulation rather than revenue. And to some extent this is also (and still) true about the federal alcohol tax. The rules for making alcohol legally are much loser than they were when I was a kid and the tax regulations effectively banned all homebrew (except one cask of wine). But the system is still in place and still prohibits a lot of stuff that would be legal at the state level via impassable regulatory red tape from the feds.

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