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

Horticulture


Our Horticulture program is designed for anyone looking to learn everything from seed to harvest. Our courses will begin with cultivation law, giving you the opportunity to learn about the law as it pertains to growing, ensuring that you operate safely and responsibly. Classes consist of slide presentations and lectures by industry leaders. Each class is accompanied with a hands on lab with plants in all stages.

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Classic


The Classic program is a diverse curriculum offering courses within all sectors of the Cannabis industry including business, history, law, economics and science. Industry leaders and pioneers lend their expertise on the legal, political, scientific and economic perspectives of the cannabis plant and the businesses creating this industry. Students who complete this program will have a better understanding of the business behind the plant and ways to engage in this emerging new industry.

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News & Events

Grant Butherus

Grant Butherus

I attended the classic and horticulture semester programs in January 2017 in Oakland, California. After graduating, I'm now working ...

Dean’s Discussion July 2017

Dean’s Discussion July 2017

Greetings Oaksterdam community, I trust we all had a wonderful Fourth of July. There’s nothing like celebrating freedom especially when

Employment Listing: Robert A. Raich

Employment Listing: Robert A. Raich

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Dean’s Discussion June 2017

Dean’s Discussion June 2017

Half of the year is over – where does the time go? I hope that in the past six months you have all made progress in the industry ...

Jeweliette Pearson

Jeweliette Pearson

Jeweliette Pearson Classic Semester • August – December 2016 I would say that my grandfather was a large influence on my decision

Michael V. Maestri

Michael V. Maestri

Michael V. Maestri 14 week – Horticulture Semester • January 12 – April 13, 2017 Why you attended OU? The reason that I attended ...

Cooking Cannabis with Aunt Sandy

Cooking Cannabis with Aunt Sandy

Join Oaksterdam University & Aunt Sandy this July 15th, 2017 to learn how to make a delicious cannabis infused summer meal! See Aunt ...

Women Are Leading the Way in Cannabis Education

Women Are Leading the Way in Cannabis Education

Oaksterdam University offers an education to those pursuing a career in the cannabis, and women are front and center in the growing ...

Israel Leading the Way in Canna-Research and Policy

Israel Leading the Way in Canna-Research and Policy

On March 5, the Israel cabinet officially decriminalized marijuana use, a move that once again puts the Middle Eastern nation ahead of ...

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

Oakland • June 12-14

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