DEA and IRS Raid Oaksterdam University, Medical Marijuana Institution

By: Monday April 2, 2012 11:40 am

This morning agents from both the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Internal Revenue Service raided Oaksterdam University, one of California’s most famous medical marijuana institutions. From NBC Bay Area: 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 [...]

Obama’s Multi-Agency War on Medical Marijuana

By: Monday October 10, 2011 9:57 am

When Barack Obama ran for president he promised to respect the states’ medical marijuana laws.  But since taking office Obama has been steadily using more and more parts of the federal government to wage a war on medical marijuana. His Administration’s actions as of late have become so aggressively anti-medical marijuana that the Drug Policy [...]

US Attorneys in California Threaten to Prosecute Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

By: Friday October 7, 2011 3:08 pm

The Obama administration’s war against medical marijuana ratcheted up in a major way. Today, in a joint press conference, the four United States attorneys in charge of California announced that they will start prosecuting medical marijuana dispensaries for violating the federal law against marijuana.From Rolling Stone: The state’s four United States attorneys announced at a [...]

IRS Ruling Could Cripple Entire Medical Marijuana Industry

By: Wednesday October 5, 2011 10:37 am

The IRS has ruled that Harborside Health Center, one of California’s largest medical marijuana dispensaries, owes $2.5 million in taxes. Such a large tax bill could potentially force Harborside out of business. The problem is not that Harborside has been involved in any form of tax evasion or attempts to defraud the government. The issue [...]

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