Leading the way for students, professionals, employers, and regulators since 2007
Who We Help
Trusted Solutions Across the Spectrum
Get Certified in America’s Fastest-Growing Industry
Get in on the ground floor at a dispensary and share your passion for the plant with a focus on 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 for a variety of consumer products.
Be Future Ready With
A Highly-Trained Team
Build a gritty 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.
Cannabis is Complicated.
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.
Credits that Apply
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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Find out more about our programs and how they can help you reach your goals. Learn about our payment plans, equity grants, and discounts for Veterans that make cannabis education accessible for everyone.
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Not sure where your career path is headed? Let us help you find the track that’s right for you!
Our Students Love Us
SF SUCCESS CENTERS
“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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“I had experience in business but not any formal knowledge in cannabis. I needed help so I came to the experts at Oaksterdam University.”
Tune in to hear Dale Sky Jones with Big Steve Parish during the Big Steve Hour TODAY, Sept. 29, LIVE @ 2 p.m. PST on the Grateful Dead channel on Sirius XM. Dale presented Big Steve with the Luminary Award for Legacy in Music at Oaksterdam’s Event of the Decade on Saturday night at Fox Theater in Oakland. Stay tuned for more news and photos from the event!
California Governor Gavin Newsom honors Oaksterdam University during our 15th Anniversary Event of the Decade at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. Gov. Newsom’s congratulatory video was played on the big screen before “American Pot Story: Oaksterdam” closed the 20th Oakland International Film Festival.
Mark your calendar and get your favorite method of ingestion ready to roll — Oaksterdam University Day is now an official holiday! The City of Oakland declared November 10 “Oaksterdam University Day” in honor of OU’s 15th anniversary.
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The Minority Cannabis Business Association has launched an invaluable equity map. Click on any state for legal status, equity info and other licensing provisions.
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