Message from the Executive Chancellor

Dale As America’s first and premier cannabis college, Oaksterdam University’s mission is to provide quality training for the cannabis industry. Hailing from Oaksterdam, in the heart of Oakland, CA,  we are located in the cannabis capital of the United States.

Oaksterdam University continues to fertilize minds, help folks bridge to the source to promote their advocacy, growth, and development. OU is the foundation of knowledge for students to identify their personal best practices, and find ways to continue to participate in drug policy reform. By the time you complete our courses, you will become the expert in most rooms you walk in to. Our curriculum offers what you want to know and more importantly, what you didn’t realize you need to know. We have built our courses based upon years of experience and integrity in the cannabis movement and continue to produce the leaders in the industry.

As Richard Lee says, “Keep the Faith.” Thanks Rev, we will!

Dale Sky Jones
Executive Chancellor
Oaksterdam University

About Oaksterdam

oaksterdam3Oaksterdam is a combination of Oakland and Amsterdam. Oaksterdam is one of the friendliest cannabis communities in the country. Founded in 1996 as safe haven for the first permitted medical cannabis dispensary. It went on to pass Measure Z, allowing private consumption of marijuana for adults in clubs around Oakland. You can find medical marijuana doctors offices, medical marijuana dispensaries, the hemp and cannabis museum, Oaksterdam Gift Shop, marijuana attorneys, accountants, horticulturalists, consultants, and more…

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Location Map

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Oaksterdam University
1734 Telegraph
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510)251-1544
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Directions to University

From the North Bay:
Take 101 South towards San Francisco, merge onto I-580 East exit towards Oakland/Richmond Bridge. Continue on I-80 West/I-580 East. Continue on I-580 East towards Alameda/Downtown Oakland/Hayward/San Jose/Stockton. Take I-580 East exit toward Downtown Oakland/Hayward/Stockton. Merge onto I-580 East. Take Broadway/Auto Row exit. Merge onto Broadway. Turn slight left onto Telegraph Ave. 1734 TELEGRAPH AVE is on the right.

From the South Bay:
Take 101 North towards San Jose. Merge onto 101 North. Take I-880 North exit towards Oakland. Merge onto I-880 North. Take the Broadway exit. Turn slight left onto Telegraph Ave. 1734 TELEGRAPH AVE is on the right.

From San Francisco:
Take I-80 East toward the Bay Bridge. Take I-580 East/Downtown Oakland (CA-24) exit towards Hayward/Stockton. Merge onto I-580 East. Take Broadway/Auto Row exit. Merge onto Broadway. Turn slight left onto Telegraph Ave. 1734 TELEGRAPH AVE is on the right.


If you are parking on the street and there is no parking meter, you MUST buy a street permit. Permit machines can be found on the sidewalk on every street and take coins or credit card (NO BILLS). You must pay for parking on the street Monday-Saturday until 8:00pm. Street parking on Sundays are free. The city of Oakland is very strict about parking enforcement.

Look for these signs or machines for permits.

Look for these signs or machines for permits.

Public Transportation

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Offering fast, free connections from BART, the San Francisco Bay Ferry and Amtrak Capitol Corridor to downtown Oakland offices! Hop on the “FREE B” to explore Oakland’s restaurant and nightlife scenes! Shuttle can drop you off near our university.


BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is a rapid transit and commuter rail system and an alternative to highway transportation, especially to avoid congestion on the San Francisco Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco to the East Bay suburbs and the city of Oakland. The 19th St. BART terminal is right next to Oaksterdam University.

AC Transit

AC Transit (Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District) is an Oakland-based public transit agency serving the western portions of Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the East Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. AC Transit also operates “Transbay” routes across San Francisco Bay to San Francisco and selected areas in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Buses operate out of three operating divisions: Emeryville, Oakland, and Hayward. Central Dispatch is located in Emeryville.

San Francisco Bay Ferry

Whether you’re commuting to work or taking a weekend outing with family or friends, enjoy the comfort, convenience and stress-free experience of ferry travel. No bridge traffic or tolls. Just a scenic, calming ride to locations across the Bay while you enjoy a snack or beverage from our full service bar, check email on our free WiFi service, or just stretch out and take in the amazing bay views. You can even bring your bike on board!

Things to Do

Meet DownTown Oakland

Downtown Oakland is the central business district of Oakland. Discover the buzz that has invigorated Oakland’s vibe. Downtown has burst onto the nightlife scene in a big way. From the Fox Theater to new restaurants and cafés, galleries and cultural venues, clubs and bars, it boats major attractions and events throughout the year.

Lake Merrit




Lake Merritt is a lake near Central Oakland. ​Technically a tidal lagoon, it connects to the bay via the Alameda channel. It is the nation’s largest body of salt water within city limits. Take a walk.  The 3.4 mile multi-use path rings the lake is popular among joggers. Lake Merritt provides a scenic locale for sailing, rowing, kayaking,  and gondola rides.

Jack London Square

Jack London Square




Experience the natural beauty of Oakland’s waterfront jewel, Jack London Square. Discover innovative dining opportunities or return to well-loved favorites. Enjoy expansive lawns, picturesque piers and sun-drenched walking paths. Shop in some of Oakland’s unique local boutiques. Steps from downtown, but a world away.

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