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Women Are Leading the Way in Cannabis Education

I58EQMCHOaksterdam University offers an education to those pursuing a career in the cannabis, and women are front and center in the growing industry. From horticulture to creating and marketing products, women are finding success in a professional space without a glass ceiling. Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Chat April 2017

Dale headshot thumbnail 2Oaksterdam University is celebrating ten years in 2017!  With the fifth anniversary of the federal raid on Oaksterdam over this past weekend, we encourage you to take a moment to reflect on the efforts put in over the last ten years across the country. Take a moment to appreciate the efforts of those around you and those you love. And perhaps most importantly, pause to be grateful for your personal efforts that have enabled you to get where you are.

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Featured Instructor of the Month: Aunt Sandy

1291933929Aunt_Sandy_MoriartyCongratulations to Aunt Sandy, OU’s April 2017 Featured Instructor! To read Aunt Sandy’s interview, please click the Read More button below.

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Alumni Success Story: Ray Murphy – ForgedK9

ForgedK9_LogoCongratulations to Ray Murphy, Oaksterdam University’s April featured Alumni! To read Ray’s interview, please click the read more button below.

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Horticulture Tip: pH & Toxic Salts

Tip of the month leaf“My tap water is quite alkaline and I have been adjusting it with pH Down…could this result in toxic salt buildup and stress in my plants?” Continue reading

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MBCE March Oakland

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NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

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Chancellor’s Chat March 2017

Dale headshot thumbnail 2I am a “bad news first” type, good news after, so here we go…  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has now mentioned cannabis twice in the past week, most recently speaking at the National Association of Attorneys General’s annual winter meeting on February 28th.  Sessions said that the Department of Justice might begin more aggressive enforcement of federal laws against retail cannabis in eight states and Washington, D.C. who have already legalized it. “States, they can pass the laws they choose,” he said. “I would just say, it does remain a violation of federal law to distribute marijuana throughout any place in the United States, whether a state legalizes it or not.”

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Featured Staff of the Month: Phebe Babcock

phebe thumbnail 2Congratulations to Phebe Babcock, the featured March 2017 Staff member!

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Alumni Success Story: Sarah Miles Dolk

Congratulations to Sarah Miles Dolk, Oaksterdam University’s March featured Alumni! To read Sarah’s interview, please click the read more button below.

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Horticulture Tip: Reflective Surfaces

Tip of the month leafIt’s important to use reflective surfaces/walls in your garden to improve exposure and plant growth. Do you know which reflective material is most effective?

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Freedom Leaf Interview: Dale Sky Jones of Oaksterdam University

Dale Sky Jones Freedomleaf“In 2017, Oaksterdam University is celebrating its 10th year as America’s premier cannabis college. Dale Sky Jones has been at the helm as Executive Chancellor since 2008. After numerous corporate jobs in training and hospitality, she found an unlikely home in the burgeoning marijuana industry.” Continue reading

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Oaksterdam University Plants Rootz in Jamaica

In 2015, Jamaica decriminalized small amounts of cannabis and established the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), which is currently setting up regulations for the cultivation, distribution, manufacture, transportation and consumption of medical cannabis on the Caribbean island, long known for reggae music and ganja.

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Horticulture Tip of the Month: Algae in Hydro System

Tip of the month leafHaving issues with Algae in your system? Read this month’s tip to learn how to prevent and remedy algae growth.

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Chancellor’s Chat: February 2017

Dale headshot thumbnail 2The next couple of years will be crucial for the future of legal cannabis businesses, here in California and across the country. Policy wins in 2016 for 8 out of 9 cannabis reform initiatives, totalling 28 states nationwide, certainly boded well… however the likely confirmation of Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions as the next US Attorney General causes concern.

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