Is Richard Lee selling Oaksterdam University? According to the L.A. Times, he is. “I’ve been doing this for a long time. Over 20 years…. I kind of feel like I’ve done my time,” Richard Lee told the Times Thursday. “It’s time for others to take over.”
Lee said he would remain an outspoken marijuana advocate. “I believe that cannabis prohibition is unjust and counterproductive,” he said. “What I’ve done is ethical, and I tried to use the resources that I had to do everything I could to change the laws.
“I never wanted to be the quote unquote leader of the legalization movement,” he said in a telephone interview. “I saw myself as just one small soldier in a big war. But I look at it as a battlefield promotion.”
All I can say is WOW. I never imagined an Oaksterdam University without Richard Lee. I also never thought the feds would raid an educational center, so I guess we are in uncharted territory in more than one way. I’m curious how much Richard Lee is selling the university for…If you are reading this Richard Branson, can I get a loan? :)
Richard Lee admitted in the interview that he could be looking at some serious federal charges. If he does, the marijuana community of not just California, but the world, will be there to back him up. If someone sees Richard today, please give him a hug for me, thank him for all he has done, and reassure him that there are countless people out there that will fight on his behalf. What a sad day.