Category Archives: News

Second-Annual Cannabist Awards

The second-annual Cannabist Awards were presented at a special event in Las Vegas, celebrating the brightest and most progressive names in the marijuana industry! Oaksterdam University was awarded and recognized for it’s achievement in Education and Academics! Read more here!

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Alumni Success Story: Mai-Lan Richards

mai-lan thumbnailCongratulations to Mai-Lan Richards, the featured December 2016 Alumni of the month!

To read Mai-Lan’s interview, please click the Read More button below. 

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Chancellor’s Chat: December 2016

Dale headshot thumbnail 2The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives just doubled down on its efforts to keep guns away from cannabis patients and legal adult-use consumers in November with this new explicit clarification. The ATF is releasing a revised version of Form 4473 that adds a new warning statement reminding applicants that marijuana is still considered federally illegal despite state laws allowing medical cannabis or adult use. This is not a new rule, rather a clarification. Continue reading

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Featured Staff of the Month: Ace Kisch

Ace & dogCongratulations to Ace Kisch, the featured December 2016 Staff member!

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Horticulture Tip of the Month: Manual CO2

Tip of the month leafIs adding CO2 without a regulator setup worth it? Will plants benefit from saturating the area with CO2 every few hours?

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Legal Cannabis 2016: a Movement Becomes an Industry

An audio interview with Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University. The 5th annual Marijuana Business Conference & Expo made the vast halls of the glitzy Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino seem small.  The lack of mannerly space between people waiting in the registration line provided an accurate measure of the mania to know more about and participate in the booming legal cannabis industry.

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Why your vote for cannabis is so important this year – a wounded veteran’s perspective

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA2016 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 medical use laws, are voting on adult use (aka “recreational” cannabis) – California, Nevada, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Maine. Four other states – Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota, and Florida – are voting on medical use.

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Alumni Success Story: Michael Garganese Jr.

michael g jr lola lolaCongratulations to Michael Garganese Jr., OU’s November 2016 Featured Alumni!

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Horticulture Tip of the Month: Continuous Light Okay?

Tip of the month leafThe Best of Ask Ed: Your Marijuana Questions Answered
Does cannabis need a dark period during the vegetative stage? What’s better, continous light or 18/6? Read more to find out!

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Las Vegas Horticulture Seminar Early-Bird Discount Ends Tonight!

Las VegasLas Vegas Horticulture Seminar – November 11-14
The Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
The early-bird discount ends tonight, October 31st! Enroll today to save your seat!

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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.
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