About Oaksterdam University

Founded in 2007 in Oakland, California, Oaksterdam University is America’s first cannabis college. Since opening its doors, OU has been a forerunner in providing the highest quality and most comprehensive training available for the cannabis community and industry. Oaksterdam’s faculty is comprised of some of the most recognized professionals, attorneys, academics, cultivators and entrepreneurs. With the world’s only hands-on training facility and over 30,000 alumni from around the globe, Oaksterdam has established itself as the world’s premier cannabis college.

Why Oaksterdam University?


  • Over 30,000 graduates from over 30 countries
  • Over 150 faculty members
  • Indoor & outdoor horticulture training
  • Business, medical & legal courses available
  • Hands-on education, horticulture labs & grow room design
  • Network with professionals & establish roots in the industry
  • Industry pioneers & authors of Prop 215 & Senate Bill 420
  • Our faculty are the most recognized in the industry
  • Our Alumni are the most active in the world
  • We don’t just teach the law, we helped write it

Horticulture


Our Horticulture program is designed for anyone looking to learn everything from seed to harvest. Our courses will begin with cultivation law, giving you the opportunity to learn about the law as it pertains to growing, ensuring that you operate safely and responsibly. Classes consist of slide presentations and lectures by industry leaders. Each class is accompanied with a hands on lab with plants in all stages.

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Classic


The Classic program is a diverse curriculum offering courses within all sectors of the Cannabis industry including business, history, law, economics and science. Industry leaders and pioneers lend their expertise on the legal, political, scientific and economic perspectives of the cannabis plant and the businesses creating this industry. Students who complete this program will have a better understanding of the business behind the plant and ways to engage in this emerging new industry.

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News & Events

Dean’s Discussion August 2017

Dean’s Discussion August 2017

To apply or not to apply, that is the question that perhaps many of you are asking yourselves. There are permit application processes ...

Oaksterdam University Launches Big Rock Minority Scholarships Investing in the Cannabis Workforce

Oaksterdam University Launches Big Rock Minority Scholarships Investing in the Cannabis Workforce

Oaksterdam University​ is proud to announce the launch of a $25,000 Big Rock Minority Scholarship.

The 10th Annual West Coast Hip Hop Awards

The 10th Annual West Coast Hip Hop Awards

Oakland, CA • August 5th

Expoweed Mexico

Expoweed Mexico

Mexico • Aug. 18-20, 2017

State of Marijuana

State of Marijuana

Los Angeles • August 26-27

California Cannabis Business Conference

California Cannabis Business Conference

Anaheim, CA • September 21-22

Marijuana Business Conference & Expo

Marijuana Business Conference & Expo

Las Vegas • Nov. 14-17, 2017

Concerns Raised Over Growing California Pot Surplus

Concerns Raised Over Growing California Pot Surplus

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A marijuana industry leader says California is growing way too much pot, leaving the state with questions about what

Dean’s Discussion July 2017

Dean’s Discussion July 2017

Greetings Oaksterdam community, I trust we all had a wonderful Fourth of July. There’s nothing like celebrating freedom especially when

Grant Butherus

Grant Butherus

I attended the classic and horticulture semester programs in January 2017 in Oakland, California. After graduating, I'm now working ...

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