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Featured Instructor of the Month: Kali Grech

kaliWhat do you teach at Oaksterdam University?
Federal v. State (Medical) Marijuana Law - which is an overview of medical marijuana laws at the Federal and State levels. I also teach the Know Your Rights Workshop - which is centered around the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution; it involves skits wherein different police encounters are acted out, to provide students with the knowledge necessary to have a successful police encounter.
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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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A Peaceful End to Medical Marijuana Prohibition

new webpage ad last chanceAfter nearly 20 years of antiquated federal policy, Congress has made a move to end the prohibition on Medical Marijuana. In the federal spending measure expected to be signed by President Obama later this week is a provision ending the funding of DEA operations against state sanctioned medical marijuana operations.

Read more about the bipartisan measure here.

Vegas, Here We Come!

vector-slot-machine-16482327Oaksterdam University is headed to Las Vegas for 4 days, 28 hours of intensive horticulture instruction. Learn from expert cannabis cultivators and get the skills you need to be successful in the burgeoning cannabis industry.

Register now to reserve your seat!

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International Cannabis Business Conference

ICBC_SF_600x400Looking for an opportunity to learn and network? Attend the International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco, February 15 and 16th. Hear industry experts (including Oaksterdam University’s Executive Chancellor; Dale Sky Jones) and network with presenters and attendees.

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Help support one of the founders of the student union

charity_hands  Are you one of the thousands of Oaksterdam alumni that benefited from the student union? Take this opportunity to return the favor.

   Jack, one of the founders of the Oaksterdam Student Union needs your help! Visit his GoFundMe and give whatever you can to help him in his efforts. If you’d like to donate privately send a check, cash or money order to: 1714 Franklin St. #100-421 Oakland, CA 94612.

Don’t forget to show your support by visiting him on facebook.

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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: GeneralWomen Grow Featuring Dale Sky Jones

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January 8, 2015

Women Grow is a national organization based in Denver. Women Grow was created to connect, educate, inspire, and empower the next generation of cannabis leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives. The organization serves as a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry as the end of marijuana prohibition occurs on a national scale.
Shabnam Malek and Amanda Conley are the co-chairs of the Bay Area Chapter of Women Grow and they will be at the event.
The audience includes women from all parts of the cannabis industry including business owners, lawyers, finance, activists, staff at dispensaries, and those who are either seeking to enter the industry or those who are not but actively support it. They let me know men who support women are also invited.

Women Grow Featuring Dale Sky Jones

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Category: GeneralNCIA Tax and Law Symposium

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January 21, 2015N/A

This two day conference will educate accountants, lawyers and business owners about the complexities of doing business in the cannabis industry. Best practices will be presented by experts in the industry who have weathered the legislative storm, and have an inside view of the current legal environment.

Topics covered include:

A look at the current state of cannabusiness law
Paying your (un)fair share of taxes
How to keep your business tax compliant
Review and discuss Section 280E of the federal tax code
Licensing processes in CO, WA, CA and beyond
Ethics and responsible business practices
The future of cannabusiness law

NCIA Tax and Law Symposium

Category: Classic SemesterClassic Semester

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January 21, 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 Tax and Law Symposium

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January 22, 2015N/A

This two day conference will educate accountants, lawyers and business owners about the complexities of doing business in the cannabis industry. Best practices will be presented by experts in the industry who have weathered the legislative storm, and have an inside view of the current legal environment.

Topics covered include:

A look at the current state of cannabusiness law
Paying your (un)fair share of taxes
How to keep your business tax compliant
Review and discuss Section 280E of the federal tax code
Licensing processes in CO, WA, CA and beyond
Ethics and responsible business practices
The future of cannabusiness law

NCIA Tax and Law Symposium

Category: Horticulture SemesterHorticulture Semester

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January 22, 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: GeneralSan Jose HempCon

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January 23, 2015

San Jose Convention Center
436 S. Market St. San Jose, CA

Jan 23 3pm - 9pm
Jan 24 11 am - 9 pm
Jan 25 11 am -7 pm

San Jose HempCon

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Category: Classic SeminarBasic Classic Seminar

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January 24, 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

Category: GeneralSan Jose HempCon

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January 24, 2015

San Jose Convention Center
436 S. Market St. San Jose, CA

Jan 23 3pm - 9pm
Jan 24 11 am - 9 pm
Jan 25 11 am -7 pm

San Jose HempCon

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Category: Classic SeminarBasic Classic Seminar

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January 25, 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

Category: GeneralSan Jose HempCon

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January 25, 2015

San Jose Convention Center
436 S. Market St. San Jose, CA

Jan 23 3pm - 9pm
Jan 24 11 am - 9 pm
Jan 25 11 am -7 pm

San Jose HempCon

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Category: Classic SeminarAdvanced Classic Seminar

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January 26, 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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January 27, 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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January 28, 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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January 29, 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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