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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 Amazon.com.

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.

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How to Become a Budtender

How to Become a Budtender

In the fast-growing cannabis industry, budtending is a great entry point for a variety of career paths. A budtender job may be up your alley if you enjoy constantly learning about trends and research in cannabis, working in a fast-paced environment, and helping others.

Oaksterdam University coined the term “budtender,” and offers the most respected Budtending Certification program in the nation.

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Budtender Awards G4 Live

Oaksterdam University is a proud “Your Choice” Community Advocacy Award and "OG Awards" Gift Bag Sponsor at the 2022 Budtender Awards, presented at G4 Live, May 12-14 in Las Vegas. Nominations for this prestigious award are open now. OU's participation in the G4 Live...

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Enter OU’s Budtender Advocacy Award

Enter OU’s Budtender Advocacy Award

Oaksterdam University is proud to sponsor the Community Advocacy Award at the 2022 Budtender Awards, presented at G4 Live, May 11-14 in Las Vegas. Winners will recieve scholarships to Oaksterdam’s Budtending Certification Program. Nominations for this prestigious award are open now.

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The Role of a Cannabis Budtender

The Role of a Cannabis Budtender

Budtenders work in dispensaries or provisioning centers and handle many of the same things anyone who works in retail is familiar with. However, they also deal with responsibilities unique to cannabis, such as product handling protocols, seed-to-sale tracking, and advanced security measures. Most importantly, budtenders must serve not only customers but patients with sensitive health conditions.

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6 Skills to Be a Great Budtender

6 Skills to Be a Great Budtender

The role of a cannabis “budtender” is like a hybrid of a pharmacist and a bartender. A budtender must not only be well-versed in the potential effects of the products they sell and current scientific literature but also be able to provide a pleasant and entertaining experience for their customers. Here are six skills that go into being a great budtender.

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OU & Leafly Launch Budtender Day

OU & Leafly Launch Budtender Day

Oaksterdam University, America’s premier cannabis college, has partnered with Leafly, the world’s most trusted destination to discover and order cannabis products, to launch International Budtender Day on October 20. The annual holiday is designed to honor budtenders around the world who go over and above in this emerging profession.  

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Five Considerations in Choosing a Cannabis School

Five Considerations in Choosing a Cannabis School

Cannabis jobs are on the rise, and more and more people are looking for employment in this exciting emerging industry. Finding the right cannabis career for your skill set and interests can be challenging, especially without support. You might need classes,...

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Five Considerations in Choosing a Cannabis School

What to Look for in a Cannabis Education

Careers in cannabis are growing. People at all career stages are entering the field and pursuing cannabis education. When choosing a cannabis college or educational path, consider your career goals and the school’s offerings when evaluating which program is right for...

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Oaksterdam University Day is Nov. 10!

Oaksterdam University Day is Nov. 10!

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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How to Get a Business Job in the Cannabis Industry

How to Get a Business Job in the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is America’s fastest-growing industry. Cannabis business professionals are in demand, especially those with specific expertise to operate within the rapidly changing landscape of legal, regulatory, and financial requirements. Opportunities abound for business professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs. Keep reading to learn more about how to become a cannabis business professional.

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Virtual Field Trip: Alibi Cannabis

Virtual Field Trip: Alibi Cannabis

Oaksterdam students and alumni recently took a virtual field trip to Alibi Cannabis in Portland, Ore. Read the recap of our tour through the state-of-the-art grow operation and the equipment they use to cultivate their amazing craft cannabis.

If you are a business wishing to host an OU virtual field trip, contact OU Lead Facilitator Samira Hasib at facilitator@oaksterdamuniversity.com, or (510) 251-1544. Alumni are welcome to reach out to Samira to join our next tour!

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Our Courses Oaksterdam University is a dynamic, diverse, and responsive academic institute dedicated to educating the global cannabis community, industry, regulators, and government. Recognized worldwide for our rigorous academic environment, we have something to...

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How to Become a Budtender

Cannabis Salaries: Budtending, Retail & Sales

If you enjoy cannabis, helping others, staying on top of trends and research, and working in a fast-paced environment, a budtending job may be for you. The 2022 Cannabis Salary Guide, just released by CannabizTeam Worldwide, offers insights related to budtending and the jobs it can lead to in the cannabis retail and sales sectors.

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Don’t Re-Felonize Small Gardens

Don’t Re-Felonize Small Gardens

Oaksterdam University recently joined a campaign to oppose Assembly Bill 1725, which seeks to re-felonize the cultivation of only seven cannabis plants in California. Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones penned a letter to Assemblymembers expressing why small cannabis gardens are not a problem, and why we don’t need more small-time cannabis felony prosecutions in the state. Here is a copy of the letter …

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OU Author on Cannabis for Patients

OU Author on Cannabis for Patients

Author, Oaksterdam Professor, and Deputy Director of NORML Paul Armentano recently released the latest edition of his book, Clinical Applications for Cannabis & Cannabinoids. Learn more in our latest blog and Oaksterdam Interview video.

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Start Low, Go Slow: Cannabis Dosing

Start Low, Go Slow: Cannabis Dosing

2 min. read: As a budtender, your customers and patients are going to have a wide range of questions about the different methods of ingesting cannabis and dosing guidelines. In many cases, they may turn to you for counsel rather than to their own personal doctor or nurse practitioner. Your customers’ visit to the dispensary may be their first face-to-face communication with any professional, or perhaps anyone at all, regarding their desire to consume cannabis. Here are some things to keep in mind as you field questions from your customers and patients …

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