President Obama will be coming to Northern California at the end of July to fund-raise for his Presidential campaign. Medical marijuana supporters are planning to protest during his visit to show their disapproval of the President’s handling of medical marijuana throughout his term thus far.
The President will be holding a fundraiser at the Fox Theater, which is in the heart of the Oaksterdam District. Oaksterdam University was raided and shut down by Obama’s Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder, making the appearance in the District even more controversial for supporters, who have seen Obama’s indecisive actions and flip flopping on the subject of medical marijuana have a negative impact on the MMJ community over the past four years.
Protests are being planned by the National Cannabis Industry Association, as well as individual medical marijuana patients and businesses.