Stand With Richard Lee: Tell Obama to End the Medical Marijuana Raids

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director April 3, 2012

    Richard Lee Speaking at a NORML Conference
    Earlier this week, agents with the U.S. Marshals Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service raided several properties owned by longtime marijuana law reform advocate Richard Lee. Richard has devoted over a million dollars of his own money and countless hours of his life to championing Proposition 19 and marijuana legalization in California, to say nothing of all the time and passion he has poured into helping revitalize his community of Downtown Oakland, can you give him just a minute of your time and sign his petition to President Obama?

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    From Richard Lee:

    On Monday, April 2, my school — Oaksterdam University in Oakland — was raided by the DEA, IRS, and US Marshals. Oaksterdam provides training to the medical cannabis industry, and is fully compliant with state and local law.

    President Obama promised at the beginning of his administration to respect state medical marijuana laws. He has broken this promise time and time again — and the consequences have been devastating.

    This was a senseless act of intimidation. But I’ve been an activist far too long to become intimidated — and with the majority of Americans and common sense on our side, I know this is a fight we can win.

    With our government trillions in debt, why is our government using taxpayer dollars to come after me, Oaksterdam, and the thousands of patients who need medical marijuana just to get through the day?

    Tell President Obama and the DEA: Enough is enough. Keep your campaign promise, and stop the raids on the medical cannabis industry!

    Click here to sign!

    76 responses to “Stand With Richard Lee: Tell Obama to End the Medical Marijuana Raids”

    1. John Dukes says:

      Marijuana legalization is a BASIC freedom.

    2. Jack says:

      Mr. President Obama, do the right thing stop the goverments war on weed! We have more important jobs for the fed’s to do, sugesstion: Mexican Cartels?

    3. Cameron says:

      Too bad Obama and his mafia gang of thugs is never going to listen to reason.

    4. art berry says:

      you promised to leave us(med mj patients and providors) alone from federal persecution w/ you ran for office,one of the reasons u got my vote.why did u lie to us and renig on your promise??

    5. Sharon Day says:

      This is a sad day in America when the peoples voice is stifled by the feds! This is OUR land and WE vote in the laws! The FEDs are making up new rules every week as they go! First targeting dispensaries that are 1000 feet from schools,& parks, now if you are too big! Are you serious! Too big? Just what defines too big? How big is Pharma??! what will be their new rule next week?

    6. Yvonne Reyes says:

      President Obama
      Please end the raids on medical marijuana even if someone who needs it and doesn’t have a certificate … i had a very nice friend in MN that was paralyzed in an accident from the waist down, later he got staph infection from frostbite crawling to his house because his motorbike that carried him on a platform overturned at the end of his long driveway, later he got caught in his car that was burning because of some bad wiring and had to have his legs removed, on my birthday this year he fell down with heart failure.not a good birthday gift at all to lose him as i did. but in his life he was raided of his plants that he needed and was arrested for it.I know that many cops use marijuana and they don’t have gas masks on on the news when burning it, so raiders are just taking it for themselves…in so many areas cops will go to a house where there is weed rather than to go out on a call about a missing child sighting. and one cop at the end of a road would go pickup something up and drive off then that person rammed into me with his pickup and drove away from the scene, no license and no insurance …the cop hid his badge and blamed me when that man went 55 mph on a culdasack sp
      we were sitting almost still in our car going an inch out of the driveway

    7. some guy says:

      Why on earth would Obama listen? No if he had to run against Ron Paul maybe, but Romney…Obama gains nothing by ending the raids. Truthfully he’d have a better chance at re-election if he steps up the raids.

    8. Daniel Whelan says:

      This has got to stop.

    9. Secruss says:

      Obama has this strange desire to not be re-elected.

    10. samuel taggart says:

      Cannabis is medicine Obama!