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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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Get It Right the First Time: Best Practices for Owning a Medical Cannabis Dispensary

By Aseem Sappal, MD, Provost and Dean of Faculty at Oaksterdam University Many people interested in the medical cannabis industry want to set up dispensaries. However, starting and maintaining a dispensary is not as easy as it might look. Like other businesses, dispensaries must balance quality, price, selection, location and service, but they must also understand patient relations, procurement and allocation, operations and business management, business structures, and civics. The … Continue reading

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Discovery of Endocannabinoid System Helps Propel Cannabis as Medicinal

Discovery of Endocannabinoid System Helps Propel Cannabis as Medicinal By Aseem Sappal, Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Oaksterdam University Many of us know that Israeli researcher Raphael Mechoulam and his associates identified THC in 1964, but few realize that it took nearly three decades to learn how cannabinoids worked in the human body.  In the mid-1980s a U.S. government funded study at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, showed the rat … Continue reading

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Should Marijuana Be Legal?

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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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Foggy Daze Delivery

We’ve put our heart and soul into growing our organization and we’re looking for a very special, select few people to join us. This is a fun job! You will get to interact with kind (and generous!) customers, as well as an an amazing & supportive staff. We take exceptional care of our employees and there are many job perks We believe that the fundamental characteristic of a successful organization … Continue reading

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Valley Health Options

Valley Health Options is one of the longest operating medical dispensaries in Sacramento. They pride themselves on excellent customer service and high quality medical cannabis flowers, extracts, concentrates, and edibles. Valley Health Options is looking for 1 or 2 OU graduates to hire as employees to work in their Indoor cultivation facility in Sacramento. They are seeking individuals that have a base of knowledge and understanding of pH, EC/PPM, light … Continue reading

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Featured Instructor of the Month: Kyle Kushman

Kyle Kushman squareCongratulations to Kyle Kushman, OU’s June 2016 Featured Instructor!

What do you teach at Oaksterdam University?
Veganic Indoor Horticulture

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Chancellor’s Chat: May 2016

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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 for years it was the most cannabis-friendly city in the world, even surpassing Amsterdam. Continue reading

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Horticulture Tip: What is Main-lining?

Tip of the month leaf“Main-lining” is the process of training your cannabis plant (utilizing ToppingLST, and Lollipopping) to form a manifold of branches where each branch has a direct line to the main stem.  It is a great technique to control the growth of both indoor and outdoor plants.

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Green Leaf Express

We are a collective based in the San Francisco area and have a great job opportunity available. We’ve reached out to Oaksterdam in the past and found great candidates so thought we reach out to you again. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at Tim – (510) 813-0839. Thanks for your support! Below is the job description as well as an attached word … Continue reading

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