Chancellor’s Chat: January 2017

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

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

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

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...
Chancellor’s Chat: September 2016

Chancellor’s Chat: September 2016

History 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...
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...