High Times? Pot Advocates Test Federal Resolve
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The city of Oakland, California raised $1.3 million in tax revenue from medical marijuana dispensaries in 2011, 3 percent
of the city's total business tax revenue. The biggest dispensary in the city, Harborside Health Center, has more than 100,000 customers and provides some 120 jobs, with benefits. Oaksterdam University, whose students hail from all around the country, as pictured here, offers training for people in the industry with classes in legalese, business and various "methods of ingestion."