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Friends & Family Tuition Grant


Help Your Loved One Turn Over a New Leaf this New Year with the Gift of an Oaksterdam University Tuition Grant!

Learning is the best way to grow and enrich one’s life. Attending OU is a dream for many, however, can be difficult to attend.  You can now give this meaningful and lasting gift to make a difference in the life of someone you love.  

Your financial assistance in the form of a “Friends and Family” OU Tuition Grant can be applied towards tuition for any program at OU, on ground (campus) or online.

10 Year Anniversary Celebration Recap

Saturday, November 18, 2017


Witness the grandest & most historic industry celebration of our time!

About Oaksterdam University
Founded in 2007 in Oakland, California, Oaksterdam University is America’s first cannabis college. Since opening its doors, OU has been a forerunner in providing the highest quality and most comprehensive training available for the cannabis community and industry. Oaksterdam’s faculty is comprised of some of the most recognized professionals, attorneys, academics, cultivators, and entrepreneurs. With the world’s only hands-on training facility and over 30,000 alumni from around the globe, Oaksterdam has established itself as the world’s premier cannabis college.

Why Oaksterdam University?

  • Over 30,000 graduates from over 30 countries
  • Over 150 faculty members
  • Indoor & outdoor horticulture training
  • Business, medical & legal courses available
  • Hands-on education, horticulture labs & grow room design
  • Network with professionals & establish roots in the industry
  • Industry pioneers & authors of Prop 215 & Senate Bill 420
  • Our faculty are the most recognized in the industry
  • Our Alumni are the most active in the world
  • We don’t just teach the law, we helped write it

NCIA Seed to Sale Show

Denver, CO • February 7-8, 2018

Seed to Sale Show is the only national show focused solely on innovative best practices, science, and cutting edge technology surrounding the whole life cycle of the cannabis plant grown, processed, and sold in a regulated market.

This February 7–8, more than 3,000 of the nation’s leading professionals will convene in Denver, CO, at the forefront of the cannabis industry’s technological advancement and modernization, to learn about the latest innovations behind the growing, extracting, infusing, marketing and retailing of cannabis in three highly-focused educational tracks: 

International Cannabis Business Conference

San Francisco, CA February • 1-2, 2018 

The ICBC—California’s longest continually running cannabis business conference—returns to the Hyatt Embarcadero in 2018, exactly one month into statewide legalization!  There are rapid changes to business and compliance, and monitoring the fast moving dynamics of this rapidly changing industry is a full time job.

The ICBC San Francisco will bring together top state regulators and industry leaders to discuss permits, business models, and opportunities within the newly enacted laws and landscape. Of course, the ICBC also famously offers some of the best cannabis industry networking, leveraging our worldwide following to connect wholesalers, brands, distributors, investors and strategic partners. The one and only ICBC!

MJ BizConNEXT

New Orleans, LA • May 9-11, 2018

MJBizConNEXT focuses on the near future of the expanding Cannabis industry. For executives growing their companies and emerging industry professionals looking at cutting edge innovations, new technologies and how cannabis businesses grow in a rapidly advancing market, NEXT is your show!

Keynote Speaker: 
Kevin O’Leary, Chairman of OShares ETFs & Shark Tank Investor

News & Events
Dale Sky Jones – For legal marijuana to thrive in the Trump era, Congress must legalize it

Dale Sky Jones – For legal marijuana to thrive in the Trump era, Congress must legalize it

Jeff Sessions' prejudice against cannabis can't be allowed to destroy American jobs and an American industry.

Anniversary Celebration & O’Dammy Awards Ceremony Recap

Anniversary Celebration & O’Dammy Awards Ceremony Recap

Oaksterdam University Celebrates 10 Years of Cannabis Education and Legalization with the O’Dammy Awards Ceremony; Legacy Book Will ...

Dean’s Discussion: October 2017

Dean’s Discussion: October 2017

Dear Friends, I would like to thank and congratulate the entire Oaksterdam community for helping your school reach its 10-year ...

Deans Discussion September 2017

Deans Discussion September 2017

It’s September and it’s back to school time. We just began our fall semesters here at OU and are excited to be here with students from ...

Dean’s Discussion August 2017

Dean’s Discussion August 2017

To apply or not to apply, that is the question that perhaps many of you are asking yourselves. There are permit application processes ...

Concerns Raised Over Growing California Pot Surplus

Concerns Raised Over Growing California Pot Surplus

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A marijuana industry leader says California is growing way too much pot, leaving the state with questions about what

Dean’s Discussion July 2017

Dean’s Discussion July 2017

Greetings Oaksterdam community, I trust we all had a wonderful Fourth of July. There’s nothing like celebrating freedom especially when

Dean’s Discussion June 2017

Dean’s Discussion June 2017

Half of the year is over – where does the time go? I hope that in the past six months you have all made progress in the industry ...

Jeweliette Pearson

Jeweliette Pearson

Alumni Interview

Michael V. Maestri

Michael V. Maestri

Alumni Interview

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