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'S Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

San Jose, CA  •  July 25-27, 2018

The most influential, award-winning cannabis trade show in the U.S., hosted by the industry’s only national trade association, returns to the Bay Area, the epicenter of the cannabis movement, to celebrate five years of bringing together the industry's best and brightest minds.

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Benzinga: How Lossless Cannabis Activation Allows Users To Access All Of A Strain’s Properties

Benzinga: How Lossless Cannabis Activation Allows Users To Access All Of A Strain’s Properties

“We've volunteered ourselves to Oaksterdam University,” said Zeyead, the company's CEO.

OU Intellectual Property Instructor Luke S. Zimmerman Recognized Among the TOP in His Industry by Noticed©

OU Intellectual Property Instructor Luke S. Zimmerman Recognized Among the TOP in His Industry by Noticed©

Luke Zimmerman, Founder, The Law Office of Luke S. Zimmerman APC, has joined Noticed©, an invitation-only service for distinguished ...

The Real Deal about the Cannabis Industry in the Bay Area

The Real Deal about the Cannabis Industry in the Bay Area

JULY 24, 2018 • 6:30PM - 8:30PM
General Assembly San Francisco

Forbes: Oaksterdam Offers Hands-On Horticulture Lessons To Cannabis Students

Forbes: Oaksterdam Offers Hands-On Horticulture Lessons To Cannabis Students

"Grower," "entrepreneur" or "government official" are just a few of the titles held by students who seek out Oaksterdam University in ...

East Bay Express: East Bay Wellness Practitioners Embrace Cannabis

East Bay Express: East Bay Wellness Practitioners Embrace Cannabis

... Jung enrolled in Oaksterdam's semester program after returning to the Bay, graduated with honors, and was hired at Harborside San ...

ESPN: BIG3 will allow players to use CBD for pain treatment and recovery

ESPN: BIG3 will allow players to use CBD for pain treatment and recovery

The BIG3 will permit its players to use cannabidiol (CBD) as a pain treatment and for recovery, the 3-on-3 pro basketball league ...

NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

July 25-27, 2018 • San Jose, CA

Big Mike Parker: Secret Superhero Leaves Earth for Home Planet

Big Mike Parker: Secret Superhero Leaves Earth for Home Planet

Chancellor’s Chat April 2018

Chancellor’s Chat April 2018

April 2, 2012, the federal raid on Oaksterdam changed my life forever. It was both the worst and ultimately, the best day of my life as

Oaksterdam Faculty & Alumni Awarded at Cannabis Awards 2018

Oaksterdam Faculty & Alumni Awarded at Cannabis Awards 2018

Chancellor Dale Sky Jones, Instructor Debby Goldsberry, Instructor Kyle Kushman, and Alumni David Hua awarded by Cashinbis' Best of ...

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