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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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We Make it Easier.
Mitigate risk and meet the moment.
Oaksterdam gives government the knowledge and resources needed to control, tax, and regulate commercial cannabis for medical and adult use.
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to a Bachelor’s Degree
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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“What I learned at Oaksterdam was how to advocate and what to do to change policy. It is a true university of cannabis education.”
“I started doing classes at Oaksterdam and used them as stepping stones to show companies I am really serious about entering the industry.”
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Oaksterdam Interview: Tamika McPhail Helps Build Connecticut Cannabis Equity with reSET
For over 20 years, Tamika McPhail has been a leader in advocacy and cannabis. As the Connecticut State Director for Minorities For Medical Marijuana and a graduate of the Black Cannabis Business Mastermind, she most recently added Program Manager for the Connecticut Social Equity Cannabis Business Accelerator, powered by Oaksterdam University, to her resumé.
Tamika’s goals are to help social equity licensees successfully open the doors to their cannabis businesses and be a resource to the Connecticut cannabis community.
We caught up with Tamika to learn more about what brought her to cannabis advocacy and social equity.
The Evolution of Cannabis Consulting with Goose Duarte
Goose Duarte has worked at the forefront of the legal cannabis industry since its emergence in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 2000s. He has helped define the role of a budtender in the world’s pioneering dispensaries. Today he is the director of operations at Oaksterdam University.
Goose worked in almost every position at Harborside Health Center in Oakland, from inventory, stocking, product displays, check-in and registration, budtender, and management.
Here, he shares Harborside’s six-step consultation and sale process …
Alumni Spotlight: Perry Jones
As communities across the country build equity programs into cannabis law, Oaksterdam Alumni Perry Jones shines as a beacon of success.
Perry has gone through San Francisco’s Cannabis Equity Program and is well on his way to opening a dispensary in his community.
To bring his business to life, he has partnered with MMD Incorporated, a leader in providing safe, legal cannabis to customers through four retail dispensaries in Los Angeles. Their partnership will bring MMD’s first storefront to Northern California, with Jones as Co-Owner and CEO.
2023 Cannabis Terminology Guide
Just released: The 2023 edition of Oaksterdam’s Cannabis Terminology Style Guide. Download this FREE guide for writers, reporters and academics now.
New Release: OU Budtender’s Guide
Announcing Oaksterdam’s new book, “The Budtender’s Guide: A Reference Manual for Cannabis Consumers and Dispensary Professionals,” available on Amazon today!
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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!