Richard Lee, Oaksterdam Founder, Calls It Quits After Federal Raid

Less than a week after federal agents raided Oaksterdam University, seizing many of its assets, including plants, bank accounts, records and computers, its founder, Richard Lee, has decided it's time to go.

Lee, the most visible pot legalization advocate in the state, told the Los Angeles Times that after 20 years in the business, it was time for others to take over. What's more, he also said he was concerned he could face federal drug charges after the Monday-morning raid of both his university and his home.

“I never wanted to be the quote unquote leader of the legalization

movement,” he told the Times. “I saw myself as just one

small soldier in a big war. But I look at it as a battlefield

promotion.”

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