Chancellor’s Chat: August 2016

Chancellor’s Chat: August 2016

To 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. Just this week, AG Adam...
Chancellor’s Chat: July 2016

Chancellor’s Chat: July 2016

Oaksterdam 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...
Chancellor’s Chat: June 2016

Chancellor’s Chat: June 2016

I recently had the privilege of participating in a debate at the Spring 2016 Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida. My worthy opponent Wanda James, the CEO of Simply Pure Colorado, and I both had to be prepared to tackle either side of the...
Chancellor’s Chat: May 2016

Chancellor’s Chat: May 2016

Chancellor’s Chat May 2016 As I write this, I can’t help but feel more admiration for the City of Oakland, the home of Oaksterdam University. It was the first city in the country to permit and regulate the front of the house in terms of selling medical cannabis, and...
Chancellor’s Chat: April 2016

Chancellor’s Chat: April 2016

Oh boy, have the presidential politics been a hot topic in the Jones’ household!  Our two-year-old is already babbling on about “Feel the Bern!,” and Cruz, and Trump as well as “oh sh*t” (mommy is still working on her potty mouth).  What is surprising me is the lack...
Dean’s Discussion: March 2016

Dean’s Discussion: March 2016

My dear friends and alumni, It’s March and the plans we’ve been busy putting into place are coming to fruition! From offering classes at the upcoming California Cannabis Business Expo and sharing our knowledge at the Stepping High Festival in Jamaica to explaining the...
Dean’s Discussion: February 2016

Dean’s Discussion: February 2016

My dear friends and alumni, Things are heating up as we head into February and March! We are energized about our new collaboration with the Oregon Health Research Institute as scientific advisory board members as well as our partnerships with Stepping High and the...
Chancellor’s Chat: January 2016

Chancellor’s Chat: January 2016

Happy New Year! Let’s hit the ground running… This coming year holds much promise for the cannabis industry. Many events happened in 2015 to move the cannabis reform needle in California, and across the country. We anticipate that 2016 will continue along the...
Dean’s Discussion: December 2015

Dean’s Discussion: December 2015

My dear friends and alumni, This year has definitely been one of the quickest to go by. A lot has happened in 2015, in our nation, internationally, and for Oaksterdam University. We are excited for what the future holds with 2016 right around the corner and as more...
Chancellor’s Chat: November 2015

Chancellor’s Chat: November 2015

On Tuesday, Ohio’s legalization initiative went down in flames. Despite collecting over 320,000 signatures and spending $25 million, more than 65 percent voted “NO”. The reason? The Ohio investor-funded and investor-controlled campaign was viewed as a stalking horse...
Chancellor’s Chat: October 2015

Chancellor’s Chat: October 2015

Hey California! We’ve filed your initiative, and I am counting on all of our OU Alumni to help make it happen!!! We engaged in extensive discussions with thousands of stakeholders across California just like YOU, including community leaders, activists, elected...
Dean’s Discussion: September 2015

Dean’s Discussion: September 2015

Greetings OU alumni and friends. I hope you have all enjoyed a great Labor Day weekend. When the month of September comes around, it seems that 2016 is right around the corner. Where has the year gone? While a lot has happened this year, I am sure there is more change...