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Calif. pot school founder calling it quits

Founder of Calif. pot university says he's calling it quits after federal raid By The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ' The founder of a Northern California medical marijuana training school raided by federal agents says he's giving up ownership of his downtown Oakland-based pot businesses.

Richard Lee has been instrumental in pushing for ballot measures to legalize the drug. But he says it's time for others to take over.

Internal Revenue Service and Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided Oaksterdam University on Monday and Lee's home. The purpose of the raids hasn't been disclosed.



The school offers classes to would-be medical marijuana providers in fields ranging from horticulture to business to the legal ins-and-outs of running a dispensary. It does not distribute marijuana.

The 49-year-old former rock-band roadie and paraplegic told the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/HqS4PW ) he's worried he could face major federal drug charges.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com


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