Dean’s Discussion: October 2017

Dear Friends, I would like to thank and congratulate the entire Oaksterdam community for helping your school reach its 10-year anniversary – providing quality training for the cannabis industry. We sincerely thank you ALL for your time, dedication and support in...

Deans Discussion September 2017

Greetings Oaksterdam Family, It’s September and it’s back to school time. We just began our fall semesters here at OU and are excited to be here with students from all over the globe. Next semesters begin in January 2018 and should be open for enrollment...

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 taking place throughout the legalized parts of the nation. There will be far more city and state permit applications for...

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 its cannabis freedom! With the many states that legalized both adult and medical use last year, there comes a tremendous need for...

Dean’s Discussion June 2017

Half of the year is over – where does the time go? I hope that in the past six months you have all made progress in the industry and continue to advocate for patient rights, cannabis rights and greater access to opportunities with less restrictive legislation. I...

Chancellor’s Chat April 2017

Alumni, family and friends, Oaksterdam 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...

Chancellor’s Chat March 2017

I 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....

Chancellor’s Chat: February 2017

The 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...

Chancellor’s Chat: January 2017

Forget all the unpleasant experiences of the previous year and look forward to the happy things in store for you.  The New Year is the perfect time to unfold new horizons. Rediscover the strength and courage that lies within you and continue to move forward.  With...

Chancellor’s Chat: December 2016

With Gun-Giving So Popular This Time of Year…Know There is a ‘Cannabis Exception’ to the U.S. Constitution “Warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized for medicinal or...

Chancellor’s Chat: November 2016

Why your vote for cannabis is so important this year – a wounded veteran’s perspective 2016 can be the year the tide is turned in the United States against the irrational, wasteful, and frankly harmful prohibition on cannabis. Five states, all of which currently have...

Dean’s Discussion: October 2016

My dear friends and alumni, Drug policy reform is not just an issue within our own borders. Jamaica is making great strides to legitimize the use of cannabis in its country. After decades of harsh drug laws, this famous Caribbean island has decriminalized small...