America’s First 

Cannabis College

Leading the way for students, professionals, employers, and regulators since 2007

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Trusted Solutions Across the Spectrum


  • Control
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  • Promote Equity
  • Mitigate Risk
  • Compliance


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  • Healthcare
  • Attorneys
  • Ancillary Industries


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Featured Courses

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 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

Jeanette Wright


“What I learned at Oaksterdam was how to advocate and what to do to change policy. It is a true university of cannabis education.”

Erika Osueke


“I started doing classes at Oaksterdam and used them as stepping stones to show companies I am really serious about entering the industry.”

Anthony Alegrete


“I had experience in business but not any formal knowledge in cannabis. I needed help so I came to the experts at Oaksterdam University.”


Oaksterdam News

Announcing: OU Budtender’s Guide

Announcing: OU Budtender’s Guide

Just in time for holiday shopping, Oaksterdam University has released The Budtender’s Guide: A Reference Manual for Cannabis Consumers and Dispensary Professionals for pre-sale on

The book is designed to give both budtenders and consumers the knowledge they need to understand the landscape of cannabis products available in licit markets across the country, along with the history, laws and policies, science, and cultural nuances of the plant.

The book is available for pre-sale as a Kindle digital download on the Amazon store, priced at $9.99. It will be released on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2022.

AG Rob Bonta: Oakland Would Not Be Oakland Without Oaksterdam

AG Rob Bonta: Oakland Would Not Be Oakland Without Oaksterdam

California Attorney General Rob Bonta received Oaksterdam’s Skill in Combat Award in honor of the work he’s done to legalize cannabis, make it safe, and expunge records for people convicted of non-violent cannabis crimes.

Oaksterdam Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones announced the award at OU’s 15th-Anniversary Event of the Decade celebration on Sept. 24, 2022 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif.

“Dale, thank you for your pioneering spirit and leadership over so many years. Oakland would not be Oakland without Oaksterdam. It’s just a fact,” he said.

Governor Newsom Honors Oaksterdam

Governor Newsom Honors Oaksterdam

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.


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