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Past Oaksterdam University news articles.

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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Featured Instructor of the Month: Jimmy “The Chef” Sadegi

Jimmy Head ShotCongratulations to Jimmy “The Chef” Sadegi, Oaksterdam University’s February featured Instructor! To read Jimmy ’s interview, please click the read more button below. 
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Alumni Success Story: Adam Scott

Adam ScottCongratulations to Adam Scott, Oaksterdam University’s February featured Alumni! To read Adam’s interview, please click the read more button below. Continue reading

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Oaksterdam University Hosts Panel at High Times Business Summit

downloadOaksterdam University, an internationally recognized cannabis college, will host an exclusive panel at the High Times Business Summit 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on January 19-20, 2017. The event aims to unite the fields of politics, entrepreneurship, and legalization by bringing together esteemed guest speakers and symposiums tailored to meet the needs of cannabis professionals and advocates. Continue reading

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Daily VICE: Inside the College for Budding Weed Entrepreneurs

HsbwlLKdOn this episode of ‘Daily VICE,’ we visit the Oakland, California school that’s preparing its students to work in all areas of the weed industry. For $1,595, Oaksterdam’s students can take classes spanning science, business, and law in preparation for a recreational weed market in California that’s expected to hit $6.5 billion by 2020. Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Chat: January 2017

Dale headshot thumbnail 2Forget 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 growing uncertainty on the federal level we need to play a bit of defense to protect existing legalization laws in CA and other states.  We may have a tough road ahead with respect to the federal government, which translates to what you do locally and with your state lawmakers. Continue reading

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Horticulture Tip of the Month: The Dark Period

Tip of the month leafHorticulture Tip of the Month: The Dark Period
“What does the plant do during the night? Is it necessary to maintain good circulation and CO2?”

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PRØHBTD: Modern Grower | Episode 4 | Education with Oaksterdam University

Oaksterdam University was recently featured in PRØHBTD‘s original docu-series, Marijuana Grower, showcasing leading-edge cannabis companies! Click the read more button below to watch the video!

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