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 35,000 alumni from around the globe, Oaksterdam has established itself as the world’s premier cannabis college.

Why Oaksterdam University?

  • Over 35,000 graduates from over 40 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
News & Events
Oaksterdam is coming back to Las Vegas!

Oaksterdam is coming back to Las Vegas!

We're bringing our Indoor Horticulture Seminar to the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas this November 16-19!

California Cannabis Business Conference

California Cannabis Business Conference

October 22-23 • Anaheim, CA

ICBC Portland

ICBC Portland

September 27-28 • Downtown Hilton

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 ...

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 ...

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

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