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An Unconventional Advocate

summer pepitoneWhen I think about encouraging people, and how hard it can be to support another person in their dream, without reciprocity, I realize how precious and rare it is to have a cheerleader in your life. Someone who simply says "You can do it! I believe in you!" (even when you do not believe in yourself...) Do you have one in your life?
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Instructor of the Month: Paul Armentano

armentanoWhat do you teach at Oaksterdam University?

I lecture about the scientific record that supports relative safety and therapeutic efficacy of cannabis and its components. A keyword search using the term ‘marijuana’ on the PubMed website, the repository for all peer-reviewed research, yields some 22,000 published studies in the scientific literature specific to cannabis and its effects. And while I cannot touch upon all of these studies in a 90-minute lecture, I try my best to educate students to the reality that we know more about the science surrounding  this plant and its interactions with our bodies than we know about many of the conventional pharmaceuticals it could arguably replace.

How long have you been with OU?

I’ve been with Oaksterdam University almost since its inception. I’m convinced that the way to create lasting political change is by changing the culture. Oaksterdam University provides its faculty with a unique opportunity to both educate and motivate our students to create this cultural change on a local scale — and ultimately on a national scale.
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Open Enrollment for Summer

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Inside The Fastest-Growing, Most Controversial Industry, Maybe Ever: Cannabis

reset logoLike many college students, Billy Woolf left home this winter to travel to the opposite coast of the country for school. Unlike most students, Woolf is a bespectacled 57-year-old whose topic of study is cannabis.

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Justice Department Continues To Crack Down On Medical Marijuana In California

Lawyers for U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag appeared in court Tuesday in an effort to shut down a medical marijuana collective in Oakland, California, despite federal guidance discouraging U.S. prosecutors from going after state-legal cannabis operations.

 
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Your Future is at Stake

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Hello Alumni & Friends!

This month, an incredibly productive and important meeting was held to set the stage for California Industry to move forward effectively and strategically towards 2016. This must be an open, continuing, collaborative process. Your input is required to get it right, therefore your presence is requested at the next meeting we are holding in your community. Time is short!
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Quality Training for the Cannabis Industry

America’s first cannabis college was founded in the year 2007 to provide students with the highest quality training for the cannabis industry.  Since opening its doors, thousands of students have learned how to grow medicinal quality cannabis and have gained important skills needed for success in the cannabis industry.   OU’s faculty is comprised of the most knowledgeable and recognized names in the industry. With anywhere from 40 – 80 active professors and instructors, our legal professors not only teach you about the law, they helped write the law.

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Category: GeneralNCIA Cultivation Management Symposium

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February 24, 2015N/A

This three-day conference will showcase presentations from leaders in the cannabis cultivation arena. From horticulture techniques to the best business practices of running a grow, the cultivation management symposium will bring together the best and brightest from around the country. This conference will feature the following topics and features:

Expo highlighting 25 industry leading grow businesses shaping the cannabis industry
Grow 101: Cultivation facility build-out and management best practices
Advanced cultivation: Scalability, sustainability, and growth management
Leading case studies from long time industry pros
Interactive workshops, panel discussions and case studies
Multiple tracks will allow you to focus in on your area of expertise
A state by state breakdown of the policy, legislation and reform surrounding cultivation

NCIA Cultivation Management Symposium

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Category: GeneralNCIA Cultivation Management Symposium

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February 25, 2015N/A

This three-day conference will showcase presentations from leaders in the cannabis cultivation arena. From horticulture techniques to the best business practices of running a grow, the cultivation management symposium will bring together the best and brightest from around the country. This conference will feature the following topics and features:

Expo highlighting 25 industry leading grow businesses shaping the cannabis industry
Grow 101: Cultivation facility build-out and management best practices
Advanced cultivation: Scalability, sustainability, and growth management
Leading case studies from long time industry pros
Interactive workshops, panel discussions and case studies
Multiple tracks will allow you to focus in on your area of expertise
A state by state breakdown of the policy, legislation and reform surrounding cultivation

NCIA Cultivation Management Symposium

Category: Classic SemesterClassic Semester

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February 25, 2015

Classic Semester
Most comprehensive cannabis education available anywhere!
Now with Delivery Business and Topical Applications!
The Classic Semester is best suited for students who would like to be educated on all facets of the cannabis industry and prefer to meet regularly for 14 weeks as opposed to attending the Basic and Advanced two day seminars. If you are new to cannabis, the Classic Semester provides you with an overview into legal concerns, horticulture, ingestion methods, extractions, science, the cannabis industry, potential careers, business opportunities, best practices, and much more! Our comprehensive Classic Semester has increased from 13 weeks to 14 weeks and now includes Delivery Business and Topical Applications! Each week also includes a grow lab demonstration with accomplished horticulturists who can walk you week-by-week through growing your first garden or help you identify opportunities to improve your current system.
Wednesdays from 10:30am - 1:00pm

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Category: GeneralNCIA Cultivation Management Symposium

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February 26, 2015N/A

This three-day conference will showcase presentations from leaders in the cannabis cultivation arena. From horticulture techniques to the best business practices of running a grow, the cultivation management symposium will bring together the best and brightest from around the country. This conference will feature the following topics and features:

Expo highlighting 25 industry leading grow businesses shaping the cannabis industry
Grow 101: Cultivation facility build-out and management best practices
Advanced cultivation: Scalability, sustainability, and growth management
Leading case studies from long time industry pros
Interactive workshops, panel discussions and case studies
Multiple tracks will allow you to focus in on your area of expertise
A state by state breakdown of the policy, legislation and reform surrounding cultivation

NCIA Cultivation Management Symposium

Category: Horticulture SemesterHorticulture Semester

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February 26, 2015

Comprehensive Horticulture Semester
14 week - Comprehensive Horticulture Semester (includes Indoor and Outdoor Horticulture)
Classes begin 01/22/2015 Thursdays 10:30am - 1:00pm
Oaksterdam University presents the most comprehensive indoor and outdoor horticultural training in the Cannabis Industry. Whether you have experience with cannabis, or are new to it, this semester offers specialized classes that will maximize your productivity!
Classes consist of slide presentations and lectures by industry leaders. There will be ample opportunities to participate in Q & A sessions. Classes include additional lab time with OU lab techs and instructors, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) opportunities that will help you develop your personal goals in both small and large scale settings.

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Category: Classic SeminarBasic Classic Seminar

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February 28, 2015

Basic Classic Seminar
Saturday 10:00am - 5:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 5:30pm
The Classic Seminar is suited best for students who need to complete the curriculum quickly or who cannot meet regularly during the week. The Basic Seminar takes place over a Saturday and Sunday, totaling over 13 hours of instruction. Upon completion of the Basic Classic Seminar, students are welcome to attend the Advanced Classic Seminar consisting of Cannabusiness related subjects.
Learn how to open a dispensary or delivery business. Learn about the different legal entities, legal rights, bud-tending, vending, and advanced Attendance of the Basic Seminar is required, however you are not required to pass the Basic 101 exam to be applicable.

Basic Classic Seminar

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March 1, 2015

Basic Classic Seminar
Saturday 10:00am - 5:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 5:30pm
The Classic Seminar is suited best for students who need to complete the curriculum quickly or who cannot meet regularly during the week. The Basic Seminar takes place over a Saturday and Sunday, totaling over 13 hours of instruction. Upon completion of the Basic Classic Seminar, students are welcome to attend the Advanced Classic Seminar consisting of Cannabusiness related subjects.
Learn how to open a dispensary or delivery business. Learn about the different legal entities, legal rights, bud-tending, vending, and advanced Attendance of the Basic Seminar is required, however you are not required to pass the Basic 101 exam to be applicable.

Basic Classic Seminar

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Category: Classic SeminarAdvanced Classic Seminar

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March 2, 2015

Advanced Classic Seminar
Monday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
The Classic Seminar is suited best for students who need to complete the curriculum quickly or who cannot meet regularly during the week. The Basic Seminar takes place over a Saturday and Sunday, totaling over 13 hours of instruction. Upon completion of the Basic Classic Seminar, students are welcome to attend the Advanced Classic Seminar consisting of Cannabusiness related subjects.
Learn how to open a dispensary or delivery business. Learn about the different legal entities, legal rights, bud-tending, vending, and advanced Attendance of the Basic Seminar is required, however you are not required to pass the Basic 101 exam to be applicable.

Advanced Classic Seminar

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Category: Classic SeminarAdvanced Classic Seminar

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March 3, 2015

Advanced Classic Seminar
Monday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
The Classic Seminar is suited best for students who need to complete the curriculum quickly or who cannot meet regularly during the week. The Basic Seminar takes place over a Saturday and Sunday, totaling over 13 hours of instruction. Upon completion of the Basic Classic Seminar, students are welcome to attend the Advanced Classic Seminar consisting of Cannabusiness related subjects.
Learn how to open a dispensary or delivery business. Learn about the different legal entities, legal rights, bud-tending, vending, and advanced Attendance of the Basic Seminar is required, however you are not required to pass the Basic 101 exam to be applicable.

Advanced Classic Seminar

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Category: Classic SemesterClassic Semester

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March 4, 2015

Classic Semester
Most comprehensive cannabis education available anywhere!
Now with Delivery Business and Topical Applications!
The Classic Semester is best suited for students who would like to be educated on all facets of the cannabis industry and prefer to meet regularly for 14 weeks as opposed to attending the Basic and Advanced two day seminars. If you are new to cannabis, the Classic Semester provides you with an overview into legal concerns, horticulture, ingestion methods, extractions, science, the cannabis industry, potential careers, business opportunities, best practices, and much more! Our comprehensive Classic Semester has increased from 13 weeks to 14 weeks and now includes Delivery Business and Topical Applications! Each week also includes a grow lab demonstration with accomplished horticulturists who can walk you week-by-week through growing your first garden or help you identify opportunities to improve your current system.
Wednesdays from 10:30am - 1:00pm

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Category: Horticulture SemesterHorticulture Semester

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March 5, 2015

Comprehensive Horticulture Semester
14 week - Comprehensive Horticulture Semester (includes Indoor and Outdoor Horticulture)
Classes begin 01/22/2015 Thursdays 10:30am - 1:00pm
Oaksterdam University presents the most comprehensive indoor and outdoor horticultural training in the Cannabis Industry. Whether you have experience with cannabis, or are new to it, this semester offers specialized classes that will maximize your productivity!
Classes consist of slide presentations and lectures by industry leaders. There will be ample opportunities to participate in Q & A sessions. Classes include additional lab time with OU lab techs and instructors, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) opportunities that will help you develop your personal goals in both small and large scale settings.

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Category: Horticulture SeminarLas Vegas Horticulture Seminar Part 1

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March 6, 2015

Class times are from 10:00am till 5:30pm Saturday and Sunday
2 Days of Intensive Instruction
Condensed Horticulture Class
16 hours of Grow Training from our Expert Growers

Want to take our grow semester but can't find the time?
Whether you've been growing for years or you're just starting out, learn to grow amazing cannabis from the experts at Oaksterdam University. Classes cover everything you need to know from seed to harvest. You'll learn about pests and pathogens, nutrtients, mothers and cuttings, electrical safety, legal implications and so much more. Be prepared to take good notes because we are going to give you a ton of useful information.

Las Vegas Horticulture Seminar Part 1

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Category: Horticulture SeminarLas Vegas Horticulture Seminar Part 1

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March 7, 2015

Class times are from 10:00am till 5:30pm Saturday and Sunday
2 Days of Intensive Instruction
Condensed Horticulture Class
16 hours of Grow Training from our Expert Growers

Want to take our grow semester but can't find the time?
Whether you've been growing for years or you're just starting out, learn to grow amazing cannabis from the experts at Oaksterdam University. Classes cover everything you need to know from seed to harvest. You'll learn about pests and pathogens, nutrtients, mothers and cuttings, electrical safety, legal implications and so much more. Be prepared to take good notes because we are going to give you a ton of useful information.

Las Vegas Horticulture Seminar Part 1

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Category: Horticulture SeminarLas Vegas Horticulture Seminar Part 2

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March 8, 2015

Class times are from 10:00am till 5:30pm Monday and Tuesday
2 Days of Intensive Instruction
Condensed Horticulture Class
16 hours of Grow Training from our Expert Growers
Want to take our grow semester but can't find the time? Whether you've been growing for years or you're just starting out, learn to grow amazing cannabis from the experts at Oaksterdam University. Classes cover everything you need to know from seed to harvest. You'll learn about pests and pathogens, nutrtients, mothers and cuttings, electrical safety, legal implications and so much more. Be prepared to take good notes because we are going to give you a ton of useful information.

Las Vegas Horticulture Seminar Part 2

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Category: Horticulture SeminarLas Vegas Horticulture Seminar Part 2

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March 9, 2015

Class times are from 10:00am till 5:30pm Monday and Tuesday
2 Days of Intensive Instruction
Condensed Horticulture Class
16 hours of Grow Training from our Expert Growers
Want to take our grow semester but can't find the time? Whether you've been growing for years or you're just starting out, learn to grow amazing cannabis from the experts at Oaksterdam University. Classes cover everything you need to know from seed to harvest. You'll learn about pests and pathogens, nutrtients, mothers and cuttings, electrical safety, legal implications and so much more. Be prepared to take good notes because we are going to give you a ton of useful information.

Las Vegas Horticulture Seminar Part 2

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Category: Classic SemesterClassic Semester

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March 11, 2015

Classic Semester
Most comprehensive cannabis education available anywhere!
Now with Delivery Business and Topical Applications!
The Classic Semester is best suited for students who would like to be educated on all facets of the cannabis industry and prefer to meet regularly for 14 weeks as opposed to attending the Basic and Advanced two day seminars. If you are new to cannabis, the Classic Semester provides you with an overview into legal concerns, horticulture, ingestion methods, extractions, science, the cannabis industry, potential careers, business opportunities, best practices, and much more! Our comprehensive Classic Semester has increased from 13 weeks to 14 weeks and now includes Delivery Business and Topical Applications! Each week also includes a grow lab demonstration with accomplished horticulturists who can walk you week-by-week through growing your first garden or help you identify opportunities to improve your current system.
Wednesdays from 10:30am - 1:00pm

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Category: Horticulture SemesterHorticulture Semester

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March 12, 2015

Comprehensive Horticulture Semester
14 week - Comprehensive Horticulture Semester (includes Indoor and Outdoor Horticulture)
Classes begin 01/22/2015 Thursdays 10:30am - 1:00pm
Oaksterdam University presents the most comprehensive indoor and outdoor horticultural training in the Cannabis Industry. Whether you have experience with cannabis, or are new to it, this semester offers specialized classes that will maximize your productivity!
Classes consist of slide presentations and lectures by industry leaders. There will be ample opportunities to participate in Q & A sessions. Classes include additional lab time with OU lab techs and instructors, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) opportunities that will help you develop your personal goals in both small and large scale settings.

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Category: GeneralCannaGrow Expo

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March 13, 2015

When: Friday, Mar 13, 2015 10:00 AM to Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 6:00 PM
Ticket Price: $29.00 - $299.00
Show Type: Special Event
Restrictions: 18 & over
Where:
EXDO Event Center
1399 35th St
Denver, CO 80205

CannaGrow Expo

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Category: GeneralCannaGrow Expo

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March 14, 2015

When: Friday, Mar 13, 2015 10:00 AM to Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 6:00 PM
Ticket Price: $29.00 - $299.00
Show Type: Special Event
Restrictions: 18 & over
Where:
EXDO Event Center
1399 35th St
Denver, CO 80205

CannaGrow Expo

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Category: Classic SemesterClassic Semester

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March 18, 2015

Classic Semester
Most comprehensive cannabis education available anywhere!
Now with Delivery Business and Topical Applications!
The Classic Semester is best suited for students who would like to be educated on all facets of the cannabis industry and prefer to meet regularly for 14 weeks as opposed to attending the Basic and Advanced two day seminars. If you are new to cannabis, the Classic Semester provides you with an overview into legal concerns, horticulture, ingestion methods, extractions, science, the cannabis industry, potential careers, business opportunities, best practices, and much more! Our comprehensive Classic Semester has increased from 13 weeks to 14 weeks and now includes Delivery Business and Topical Applications! Each week also includes a grow lab demonstration with accomplished horticulturists who can walk you week-by-week through growing your first garden or help you identify opportunities to improve your current system.
Wednesdays from 10:30am - 1:00pm

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Category: Horticulture SemesterHorticulture Semester

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March 19, 2015

Comprehensive Horticulture Semester
14 week - Comprehensive Horticulture Semester (includes Indoor and Outdoor Horticulture)
Classes begin 01/22/2015 Thursdays 10:30am - 1:00pm
Oaksterdam University presents the most comprehensive indoor and outdoor horticultural training in the Cannabis Industry. Whether you have experience with cannabis, or are new to it, this semester offers specialized classes that will maximize your productivity!
Classes consist of slide presentations and lectures by industry leaders. There will be ample opportunities to participate in Q & A sessions. Classes include additional lab time with OU lab techs and instructors, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) opportunities that will help you develop your personal goals in both small and large scale settings.

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Category: Classic SemesterClassic Semester

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March 25, 2015

Classic Semester
Most comprehensive cannabis education available anywhere!
Now with Delivery Business and Topical Applications!
The Classic Semester is best suited for students who would like to be educated on all facets of the cannabis industry and prefer to meet regularly for 14 weeks as opposed to attending the Basic and Advanced two day seminars. If you are new to cannabis, the Classic Semester provides you with an overview into legal concerns, horticulture, ingestion methods, extractions, science, the cannabis industry, potential careers, business opportunities, best practices, and much more! Our comprehensive Classic Semester has increased from 13 weeks to 14 weeks and now includes Delivery Business and Topical Applications! Each week also includes a grow lab demonstration with accomplished horticulturists who can walk you week-by-week through growing your first garden or help you identify opportunities to improve your current system.
Wednesdays from 10:30am - 1:00pm

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Category: Horticulture SemesterHorticulture Semester

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March 26, 2015

Comprehensive Horticulture Semester
14 week - Comprehensive Horticulture Semester (includes Indoor and Outdoor Horticulture)
Classes begin 01/22/2015 Thursdays 10:30am - 1:00pm
Oaksterdam University presents the most comprehensive indoor and outdoor horticultural training in the Cannabis Industry. Whether you have experience with cannabis, or are new to it, this semester offers specialized classes that will maximize your productivity!
Classes consist of slide presentations and lectures by industry leaders. There will be ample opportunities to participate in Q & A sessions. Classes include additional lab time with OU lab techs and instructors, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) opportunities that will help you develop your personal goals in both small and large scale settings.

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Category: Classic SeminarBasic Classic Seminar

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March 28, 2015

Basic Classic Seminar
Saturday 10:00am - 5:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 5:30pm
The Classic Seminar is suited best for students who need to complete the curriculum quickly or who cannot meet regularly during the week. The Basic Seminar takes place over a Saturday and Sunday, totaling over 13 hours of instruction. Upon completion of the Basic Classic Seminar, students are welcome to attend the Advanced Classic Seminar consisting of Cannabusiness related subjects.
Learn how to open a dispensary or delivery business. Learn about the different legal entities, legal rights, bud-tending, vending, and advanced Attendance of the Basic Seminar is required, however you are not required to pass the Basic 101 exam to be applicable.

Basic Classic Seminar

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Category: Classic SeminarBasic Classic Seminar

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March 29, 2015

Basic Classic Seminar
Saturday 10:00am - 5:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 5:30pm
The Classic Seminar is suited best for students who need to complete the curriculum quickly or who cannot meet regularly during the week. The Basic Seminar takes place over a Saturday and Sunday, totaling over 13 hours of instruction. Upon completion of the Basic Classic Seminar, students are welcome to attend the Advanced Classic Seminar consisting of Cannabusiness related subjects.
Learn how to open a dispensary or delivery business. Learn about the different legal entities, legal rights, bud-tending, vending, and advanced Attendance of the Basic Seminar is required, however you are not required to pass the Basic 101 exam to be applicable.

Basic Classic Seminar

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Category: Classic SeminarAdvanced Classic Seminar

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March 30, 2015

Advanced Classic Seminar
Monday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
The Classic Seminar is suited best for students who need to complete the curriculum quickly or who cannot meet regularly during the week. The Basic Seminar takes place over a Saturday and Sunday, totaling over 13 hours of instruction. Upon completion of the Basic Classic Seminar, students are welcome to attend the Advanced Classic Seminar consisting of Cannabusiness related subjects.
Learn how to open a dispensary or delivery business. Learn about the different legal entities, legal rights, bud-tending, vending, and advanced Attendance of the Basic Seminar is required, however you are not required to pass the Basic 101 exam to be applicable.

Advanced Classic Seminar

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Category: Classic SeminarAdvanced Classic Seminar

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March 31, 2015

Advanced Classic Seminar
Monday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
The Classic Seminar is suited best for students who need to complete the curriculum quickly or who cannot meet regularly during the week. The Basic Seminar takes place over a Saturday and Sunday, totaling over 13 hours of instruction. Upon completion of the Basic Classic Seminar, students are welcome to attend the Advanced Classic Seminar consisting of Cannabusiness related subjects.
Learn how to open a dispensary or delivery business. Learn about the different legal entities, legal rights, bud-tending, vending, and advanced Attendance of the Basic Seminar is required, however you are not required to pass the Basic 101 exam to be applicable.

Advanced Classic Seminar

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Category: Classic SemesterClassic Semester

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April 1, 2015

Classic Semester
Most comprehensive cannabis education available anywhere!
Now with Delivery Business and Topical Applications!
The Classic Semester is best suited for students who would like to be educated on all facets of the cannabis industry and prefer to meet regularly for 14 weeks as opposed to attending the Basic and Advanced two day seminars. If you are new to cannabis, the Classic Semester provides you with an overview into legal concerns, horticulture, ingestion methods, extractions, science, the cannabis industry, potential careers, business opportunities, best practices, and much more! Our comprehensive Classic Semester has increased from 13 weeks to 14 weeks and now includes Delivery Business and Topical Applications! Each week also includes a grow lab demonstration with accomplished horticulturists who can walk you week-by-week through growing your first garden or help you identify opportunities to improve your current system.
Wednesdays from 10:30am - 1:00pm

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Category: Horticulture SemesterHorticulture Semester

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April 2, 2015

Comprehensive Horticulture Semester
14 week - Comprehensive Horticulture Semester (includes Indoor and Outdoor Horticulture)
Classes begin 01/22/2015 Thursdays 10:30am - 1:00pm
Oaksterdam University presents the most comprehensive indoor and outdoor horticultural training in the Cannabis Industry. Whether you have experience with cannabis, or are new to it, this semester offers specialized classes that will maximize your productivity!
Classes consist of slide presentations and lectures by industry leaders. There will be ample opportunities to participate in Q & A sessions. Classes include additional lab time with OU lab techs and instructors, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) opportunities that will help you develop your personal goals in both small and large scale settings.

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