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Get in on the ground floor at a dispensary and share your passion for the plant with a focus on health, wellness, and customer service.
Launch a start-up, climb the ladder, build a career, or better serve clients with a deep dive into everything you need to know.
Learn to grow and increase your yields as experts in the field share their time-tested secrets and answer all the questions you have.
Set up and run a safe and compliant lab to extract precious cannabinoids across a wide variety of consumer focused products.
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Build a better crew to go after bigger goals. Oaksterdam offers high-impact education tailored to businesses of any size. We’ll train your staff so you can focus on your bottom line.
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Oaksterdam gives government the knowledge and resources needed to control, tax, and regulate commercial cannabis for medical and adult use.
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In a unique educational partnership with Golden Gate University, Oaksterdam certification courses apply toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Cannabis Business. Earn your degree online.
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New Love Films and Oaksterdam University are proud to announce the feature documentary American Pot Story: Oaksterdam took home the prestigious ”Unstoppable” Audience Award on Jan. 26, 2023, after its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival, Jan. 20-26 in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Part of the festival’s annual Sparky Awards, the Audience Awards are among the most coveted because they are voted on by Slamdance attendees, reflecting fan favorites and setting the stage for future film festival appearances and commercial success.
The history of the modern dispensary and much of its associated terminology can be traced to the Bay Area, where a group of advocates began to openly distribute medical marijuana in the late 1980s.
At that time, Dennis Peron and “Brownie Mary” Jane Rathbun made national headlines by openly providing cannabis to AIDS patients in San Francisco. A young Jeff Jones saw them on CNN from his home in South Dakota and was inspired to move west to be a part of it.
Read more about the movement in this excerpt from The Budtender’s Guide, Oaksterdam’s new book for dispendary professionals and cannabis consumers.
With adult use cannabis now legal in 21 states plus Washington, D.C., it’s high time to visit Oaksterdam University. So says an article that appeared in Thrillist on Jan. 6, 2023.
The article shares all the details on OU, from classes to price points and more.
In addition, it features two of our esteemed alumni, Tahir Johnson, who hosts the podcast the Cannabis Diversity Report and is set to open a dispensary Simply Pure Trenton in the spring, and Alphonso “Tucky” Blunt, Jr., owner of dispensary Blunts & Moore.
Just released: The 2023 edition of Oaksterdam’s Cannabis Terminology Style Guide. Download this FREE guide for writers, reporters and academics now.
Announcing Oaksterdam’s new book, “The Budtender’s Guide: A Reference Manual for Cannabis Consumers and Dispensary Professionals,” available on Amazon today!
Join our new Oaksterdam Alumni Network to mix, mingle, mentor and share resources! Open to OU Alumni, faculty, staff, supporters — everyone in the OU family!