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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 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.
Be Future Ready With
A Highly-Trained Team
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.
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.”
You’re Invited – Los Angeles Cannabis Edition
The public is invited to attend the largest summertime business and professional development networking event to learn about cannabis careers, business opportunities, and meet industry leaders, manufacturers, cultivators, operators, licensees and employers at LA Cannabis Unite Summer Edition, hosted by the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) on Saturday, June 17 at 3:00 PM at the historic Mayfair Hotel.
5 Things to Look for When Shopping for Extracts
Badder, budder, crumble, shatter, sauce, diamonds. What does it all mean, and how do you know what to select?
Choosing a cannabis concentrate can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little research and planning, you can find the perfect concentrate for your needs.
Here, Dr. Stefanie Gangano, co-chair of Oaksterdam University’s Extracts and Manufacturing department, share five things to consider when choosing an extract …
The Budtender’s Guide on KCBS Radio
Dale Sky Jones recently sat down with Jim Taylor on KCBS Radio 106.9 to talk about The Budtender’s Guide, OU’s new reference manual for dispensary professionals and cannabis consumers.
Dale discussed how the book is not only for budtenders, but consumers who want to be their own budtenders — and not just rely on the person ringing them up at the dispensary counter for information.
The book educates people to understand cannabis beyond THC content.
“What we talk about in this book is everything from flavonoids and terpenes. The things that affect the uptake or the intake, the odor, the smell, the taste, but also other cannabinoids that you might want to explore. We really try to cover what effect you’re looking for, and then how you’re going to get the best results,” she says during the interview.
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!
Join OU’s Alumni Network
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!