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Feds raid downtown Oakland pot university
SFGate.com ^ | 4/2/12 | Henry K. Lee

Posted on 04/02/2012 9:24:07 AM PDT by GSWarrior

Federal agents swooped in Monday morning to search Oakland's Oaksterdam University in Oakland, the state's first cannabis industry training school.

Agents with the U.S. Marshals Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service's criminal investigation division are searching the university at the corner of 16th Street and Broadway, in the heart of the city's widely recognized downtown cannabis-oriented district, authorities said.

The federal agencies are conducting a joint investigation, she said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cannabis; doj; drugs; drugwar; marijuana; pot; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
The federal government hates competition.
1 posted on 04/02/2012 9:24:12 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Utterly absurd. This govt is a disgrace. What a freaking waste of money.


2 posted on 04/02/2012 9:27:35 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

No rational person thinks the war against pot is a good idea.


3 posted on 04/02/2012 9:29:19 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: GSWarrior

And if the People were to elect a County Sheriff that can Actually read the Constitution, That Sheriff would have stopped this cold by ARRESTING Every Last Person Involved for Subverting the Rights and Privileges of a Free and Independent State. And Yes the Elected County Sheriff is the Highest Law Enforcement Authority in that County, except in times of WAR. And has the absolute Right to Arrest and Prosecute these thugs for Violating State Laws regardless of who they work for. But they won’t, this is California remember.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 9:29:53 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: GSWarrior

I thought BHO said the Feds weren’t going to worry about dispensaries, because it was a waste of tax payers money.
In Santa Barbara, CA the Feds have shut down every dispensary, and in Colorado they are not raiding dispensaries but telling banks if they do business with them, they will be shut down.


5 posted on 04/02/2012 9:30:17 AM PDT by svcw (Romney/BHO only difference - one thinks he will be god, they other one thinks he already is.)
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To: GSWarrior
The federal agencies are conducting a joint investigation

No pun intended...

6 posted on 04/02/2012 9:30:50 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: windcliff

Oakster... Damn!


7 posted on 04/02/2012 9:31:23 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: GSWarrior
The federal agencies are conducting a joint investigation, she said.

Ohhh Kay.

8 posted on 04/02/2012 9:32:15 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: svcw

Just typical of Obama...say one thing, do the exact opposite.


9 posted on 04/02/2012 9:32:29 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: GlockThe Vote

You disapprove of busting a man whose business has revitalized a section of downtown Oakland and is pouring money into city coffers?


10 posted on 04/02/2012 9:35:51 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

The federal agencies are conducting a joint investigation, she said.

Ok, I get it. haha.


11 posted on 04/02/2012 9:37:53 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sicon

And Dave’s not here...


12 posted on 04/02/2012 9:45:11 AM PDT by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“The federal agencies are conducting a joint investigation, she said.”

I thought this was a late April Fools joke


13 posted on 04/02/2012 10:00:04 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: GSWarrior

LOL. This war on pot is nothing but another tyrannical scam by the govt.

I have never smoked pot never done illegal drugs - but the war on drugs is a failure and a scam, just like 99% of the govt.


14 posted on 04/02/2012 10:01:52 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GSWarrior

And I thought they were talking about Berzerkley


15 posted on 04/02/2012 10:02:07 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Noumenon

“federal prosecutors exerted increased pressure”

“Ve haf vays of making you talk”
sssssssssssssssssssssssss
He stuck it in his eye, man!


16 posted on 04/02/2012 10:06:13 AM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: GSWarrior

A “joint investigation”? lol


17 posted on 04/02/2012 10:08:19 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: duffee
Oaksterdam University's sports teams are an embarrassment.

; )

18 posted on 04/02/2012 10:11:44 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: When do we get liberated?

I am hoping to get some nominations for “Best Excerpter” at the next Freepie Awards.


19 posted on 04/02/2012 10:13:09 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Teaching people to break the law is illegal, yes.

These leftist people should be ashamed of themselves but they have no shame.


20 posted on 04/02/2012 10:14:09 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Is your position that as long as pot is illegal then the federal government’s war on marijuana is justified and desirable?


21 posted on 04/02/2012 10:20:59 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

My position is that pot should stay illegal.


22 posted on 04/02/2012 10:24:03 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I am here to respect yours and others positions.


23 posted on 04/02/2012 10:26:40 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GlockThe Vote

LOL. This war on pot is nothing but another tyrannical scam by the govt.

I have never smoked pot never done illegal drugs - but the war on drugs is a failure and a scam, just like 99% of the govt.


YOU ARE RIGHT, i have never done those things either but i think i would trust pot users more than i would the organized crime units in our Government.


24 posted on 04/02/2012 11:01:44 AM PDT by ravenwolf (reIf you believe that Nero was the anti-Christ, and among othJust a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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To: GeronL
My position is that pot should stay illegal.

The laws against pot are working about as well as the laws against alcohol did - both in their failure to curb the proscribed behaviors and their channeling hyperinflated profits into criminal hands.

25 posted on 04/02/2012 11:08:23 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: GSWarrior
"Federal officials say they are concerned about dispensaries that are getting too big or too close to parks or schools."

'It's for the children' - the big-government mantra. Shouldn't California decide for itself how big is "too big" and how close is "too close to parks or schools"?

26 posted on 04/02/2012 11:14:57 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
The laws against pot are working about as well as the laws against alcohol did

You can say the same thing about any criminal activity. Legalizing crime does not make it go away. Should we legalize (murder, rape, incest) everything on the idea that it won't go away anyway?

27 posted on 04/02/2012 12:52:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
The laws against pot are working about as well as the laws against alcohol did.

You can say the same thing about any criminal activity.

No you can't. According to the FBI, two out of three murder cases are cleared; in contrast, the number for drug sales is assuredly no more than two out of three-hundred.

28 posted on 04/02/2012 1:13:11 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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