Monthly Archives: August 2016

Get It Right the First Time: Best Practices for Owning a Medical Cannabis Dispensary

By Aseem Sappal, MD, Provost and Dean of Faculty at Oaksterdam University Many people interested in the medical cannabis industry want to set up dispensaries. However, starting and maintaining a dispensary is not as easy as it might look. Like other businesses, dispensaries must balance quality, price, selection, location and service, but they must also understand patient relations, procurement and allocation, operations and business management, business structures, and civics. The … Continue reading

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Discovery of Endocannabinoid System Helps Propel Cannabis as Medicinal

Discovery of Endocannabinoid System Helps Propel Cannabis as Medicinal By Aseem Sappal, Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Oaksterdam University Many of us know that Israeli researcher Raphael Mechoulam and his associates identified THC in 1964, but few realize that it took nearly three decades to learn how cannabinoids worked in the human body.  In the mid-1980s a U.S. government funded study at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, showed the rat … Continue reading

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Featured Instructor of the Month: Noah Hirsch

Noah thumbnailCongratulations to Noah Hirsch, OU’s August 2016 Featured Instructor! To read Noah’s interview, please click the Read More button below. Continue reading

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Alumni Success Story: Big Pete

BigPetes_Logo_030116Congratulations to Big Pete, OU’s August 2016 Featured Alumni! To read Pete’s story, please click the Read More button below.

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Chancellor’s Chat: August 2016

dale squareTo Ask Permission or Beg Forgiveness?

Ouch.  It looks like Nevada’s medical cannabis reciprocity law could shut out most California medical cannabis patients—that is, if the recommendations from the Nevada Attorney General are put into play.

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Horticulture Tip of the Month: Negative Ion Generators

Tip of the month leafFrom The Best of Ask Ed: Your Marijuana Questions Answered

Negative Ion Generators flood the air with negative ions, or molecules with a negative electrical charge. Negative ions transfer their negative charge to positively charged solid particles, neutralizing them.
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