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Join us at: Friends of Cannabis & Dan Kalb

KALBlogoFINALWednesday, October 19, 2016 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the office of Robert Raich, Esq. 1970 Broadway, Suite 1200 w Oakland

Dan Kalb has been a stalwart leader in the efforts around Cannabis in Oakland, among other issues. We fully support his re-election and hope you will join us in showing your support too! Continue reading

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Dean’s Discussion: October 2016

Aseem 4 thumbnailDrug 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 amounts of cannabis, established a licensing agency called the CLA, or Cannabis Licensing Authority, and is in the process of setting up regulations for the cultivation, distribution, manufacturing, transportation and consumption of medical cannabis. Continue reading

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Featured Instructor of the Month: Sarah Schrader

ASA_Logo_largeCongratulations to Sarah Schrader, OU’s October 2016 Featured Instructor! To read Sarah’s interview, please click the Read More button below.

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Prop 64 Vote is Six Weeks Away; Do You Have the Facts?

When Proposition 215 (California Compassionate Use Act) was on the ballet in 1996, 56% of Californians voted for it. Under the current regulations an estimated 758,000 patients in the Golden State today are able to obtain medical cannabis to treat a variety of medical conditions and hundreds of legitimate collectives have provided patients with safe, effective and affordable medical cannabis. Continue reading

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Horticulture Tip of the Month: How to Turn Down the Heat

Tip of the month leafHigh Temperatures will not kill the plants as long as the roots are kept moist. However, it will ruin the flowers, which will be loose and sparse along a stretched stem. Therefore it is essential to keep the room in the low to mid 70′s F (about 24°  C) with unenriched air below 82°  F (27° C) when the air is enriched with CO2.
From The Best of Ask Ed: Your Marijuana Questions Answered
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Chancellor’s Chat: September 2016

Dale 1 bw thumbnailHistory is made this week at Rehoboth Elementary School in Sussex County. Governor Markell signed Senate Bill 181 into effect, which legalizes medical marijuana oils on school premises in the state of Delaware.  Freedom fighters Jamie Maedler and her 10 year-old daughter Rylie, who suffered from seizures after having an aggressive tumor removed from her face, mark the very first day she doesn’t have to leave school to take her medicine.

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Alumni Success Story: Alexander R. Stratienco

alexander stratienco thumbnailCongratulations to Alexander R. Stratienco, OU’s September 2016 Featured Alumni!

To read Alexander’s Story, click the read more button below

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Horticulture Tip of the Month: Spindly Seedlings

Tip of the month leafHorticulture Tip of the Month: Spindly Seedlings 
From The Best of Ask Ed: Your Marijuana Questions Answered
“I started some seeds. They are starting to get long and spindly. How do I prevent this and why are they doing this? ” - Ron, Wasilla, Alaska Continue reading

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Growing Quality Cannabis; Could Your Plants Meet Blue Ribbon Standards?

OU-logoCannabis Industry Today
Cannabis is truly taking a foothold in the United States when growers seek blue ribbons at a state fair. By definition, a state fair is a competitive and social gathering of a state’s population. They’re as American as apple pie and have been part of our culture since the first U.S. state fair was held in New York in 1841. Continue reading

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Featured Instructor of the Month: Noah Hirsch

Noah thumbnailCongratulations to Noah Hirsch, OU’s August 2016 Featured Instructor! To read Noah’s interview, please click the Read More button below. Continue reading

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Alumni Success Story: Big Pete

BigPetes_Logo_030116Congratulations to Big Pete, OU’s August 2016 Featured Alumni! To read Pete’s story, please click the Read More button below.

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Chancellor’s Chat: August 2016

dale squareTo Ask Permission or Beg Forgiveness?

Ouch.  It looks like Nevada’s medical cannabis reciprocity law could shut out most California medical cannabis patients—that is, if the recommendations from the Nevada Attorney General are put into play.

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Horticulture Tip of the Month: Negative Ion Generators

Tip of the month leafFrom The Best of Ask Ed: Your Marijuana Questions Answered

Negative Ion Generators flood the air with negative ions, or molecules with a negative electrical charge. Negative ions transfer their negative charge to positively charged solid particles, neutralizing them.
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Should Marijuana Be Legal?

USA iconJohn S Kiernan  //  Wallethub
Call it a sign of society’s moral erosion, an act of economic desperation or folks finally coming to their senses, but a record-high number of Americans – 61% – now support marijuana legalization, according to a March 2016 survey by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Such sentiment is the product of a decades-long shift in perspective, which has taken this hot-button issue from the realm of “I didn’t inhale, and I never tried again” to “When I was a kid I inhaled frequently; that was the point.” And that’s just commanders in chief talking! Continue reading

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July 2016 Chancellor’s Chat: 20 Years and counting!

OU Logo 500x500 transparentOaksterdam is 20 years old this month! Have you been to Oakland recently? Our fair city is thriving and becoming more beautiful each year. The renovated Fox Theater opened in 2009 with OU’s support and restaurants have sprouted up around it. The Hive, which is a city block of historic structures near the 19th Street BART station has been transformed into office, retail and residential space. Most recently, a major renovation of the old Sears store will create new office space. Hotels are popping up and plans to revitalize Jack London Square, Old Town and Uptown are in the works.

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