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Classic Seminars: Basic & Advanced – Every Month

The Basic 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 … Continue reading

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Indoor Horticulture Seminars: Basic & Advanced – Every Month

4 Days of Intensive Instruction Condensed Horticulture Class 26 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 … Continue reading

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Classic Semester

Most comprehensive cannabis education available anywhere! 14 Week Semester Starts 8/27/14  ends  12/3/14 Wednesdays from 10:30am – 1:00pm 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 … Continue reading

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Horticulture Semester

Comprehensive Horticulture Semester 14 week – Comprehensive Horticulture Semester (includes Indoor and Outdoor Horticulture) Starts from 8/28/14 ends 12/4/14 Thursday 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 … Continue reading

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Elective: Cost Accounting for Cannabis

Cost Accounting for Cannabis is a new course taught by industry veteran Liana Held.

This course is essential for anyone generating money in the cannabis industry, whether you manage a small cultivation collective from home or a major retail storefront.

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New 14 Week Classic Semester

Most comprehensive cannabis education available anywhere!

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.

Regular tuition for this semester is $1195, but if you enroll by August 15, you can get this amazing package for only $995! Continue reading

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Condensed Horticulture Course

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 … Continue reading

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OU Chancellor featured in Skunk Magazine

Check out a great feature with our Executive Chancelor in the latest issue of Skunk Magazine!

Pick up your copy at a newsstand near you or order one from the Skunk Magazine Online Store. Continue reading

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California 90420 Now Available on DVD

Featuring Oaksterdam University Available on DVD and iTunes Video on Demand. Click here to watch the trailer or buy the movie

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Freedom Fighter Scholarship Fund

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Richard Lee

Founder Instructor: Advocacy, Cannabusiness, Horticulture, Politics & History Richard Lee has been working to end cannabis prohibition for 20 years. In 1992 he co-founded Legal Marijuana – The Hemp Store in Houston, Texas, one of the first hemp products retail outlets in the United States. Lee moved to Oakland in 1997 and co-founded the Hemp Research Company, supplying cannabis to the Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Club and researching efficient and environmentally … Continue reading

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Dale Sky Jones

Executive Chancellor Instructor: Science, Business Management, Economics, Politics & History, Civics 101 Dale is based in Oakland, CA and is focused on enhancing the debate for cannabis policy reform throughout the country.  She took over as President of OU to ensure the legacy of cannabis education through Oaksterdam University to help support sustainable growth with quality training for the cannabis industry. Important initial steps include establishing the political and social … Continue reading

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Chad Gilmore

Chad Gilmore Instructor: Methods of Ingestion: Extracts Chad got involved in 2002 when he came to work at the Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative (OCBC). Chad is on the Board of Directors for the OCBC, now known as The Patient ID Center. Chad manages the hemp store, containing healthy assimilation devices, growing tools, as well as accessory items, all to be made of hemp or produced for cannabis and hemp technologies. … Continue reading

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Chris Conrad

Instructor: Politics & History Author, Cannabis Yields and Dosage Chris Conrad is a court-qualified expert witness on cannabis (marijuana) who has testified more than 200 times in state, military and federal courts. He is also expert on industrial hemp, religious and medical cannabis use. A curator of the Hash-Marijuana-Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, he grew and processed cannabis legally in Europe and worked at the famous Cannabis Castle. He is author … Continue reading

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Dave McCullick

Instructor: Patient Relations, Procurement & Allocation, Dispensary Operations, Business Management A US Navy Veteran, Dave opened his first dispensary called D&M Compassion Center in 2005. In 2008, Dave opened Sonoma Patient Group in Santa Rosa and sold D&M Compassion Center. Dave also sponsored Lake Counties first Medical Cannabis Cup. That same year Dave was an auditor in some of the early Oaksterdam classes and in 2009 started teaching at Oaksterdam … Continue reading

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