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“American Pot Story: Oaksterdam” Wins Audience Choice Award

“American Pot Story: Oaksterdam” Wins Audience Choice Award

New Love Films and Oaksterdam University are proud to announce the feature documentary American Pot Story: Oaksterdam took home the prestigious ”Unstoppable” Audience Award on Jan. 26, 2023, after its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival, Jan. 20-26 in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Part of the festival’s annual Sparky Awards, the Audience Awards are among the most coveted because they are voted on by Slamdance attendees, reflecting fan favorites and setting the stage for future film festival appearances and commercial success.

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“American Pot Story: Oaksterdam” Wins Audience Choice Award

“American Pot Story: Oaksterdam” World Premiere at Slamdance 2023

You’re invited to the world premiere of the documentary American Pot Story: Oaksterdam at the world-famous Slamdance Film Festival in Utah.

OU Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones and OU Faculty Jeff Jones will be in attendance at the screenings.

There will be a panel discussion with LEAP’s Diane Goldstein and Weldon Angelos and an after-party hosted by TRUCE Utah and Dragonfly Wellness.

Come out and celebrate a momentous occasion with us if you are in the area!

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Oaksterdam Alumni Spotlight

Oaksterdam Alumni Spotlight

For #12DaysOfGratitude, we will spotlight what we are grateful for — our OU Alumni! Read about one of our esteemed alumni each day. We are grateful for yOU!

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City of Oakland Commends Oaksterdam

City of Oakland Commends Oaksterdam

Oaksterdam University is proud to receive a commendation from the City of Oakland celebrating the screening of “American Pot Story: Oaksterdam” at the Oakland International Film Festival on Sept. 24, 2022.

Signed by our long-term ally and advocate Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland vice mayor and councilmember at-large, who has stood by Oaksterdam’s side through raids and political firestorms, the commendation recognizes OU’s past in the cannabis legalization movement as well as our ability “to help guide policy and frame the market of tomorrow.”

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Oaksterdam Bestows Good Soldier Awards

Oaksterdam Bestows Good Soldier Awards

Oaksterdam University bestowed its 2022 Good Soldier Awards as part of our Event of the Decade celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif.

Awardees were selected for their dedication to ending the War on Drugs, and were announced by OU Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones and OU Faculty Jeff Jones before the screening of American Pot Story: Oaksterdam, the closing film of the 20th Oakland International Film Festival.

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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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Limited Seats Left: Event of the Decade

Limited Seats Left: Event of the Decade

Time is running out to get tickets for the Event of the Decade. Oaksterdam is celebrating its 15th anniversary on September 24th, 2022 with a movie release party at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif.

Come see the film “American Pot Story: Oaksterdam,” meet luminaries in the cannabis movement, and celebrate 15 years of leadership in the industry. The event will include a welcome by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and OU Chancellor Dale Sky Jones.

California Governor Gavin Newsom, who signed an important package of pro-cannabis law into effect just this week, will offer a video introduction to the Luminary Awards, recognizing important advocates in the cannabis movement. 

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You’re Invited to the Event of the Decade

You’re Invited to the Event of the Decade

The world’s first cannabis college, Oaksterdam University, celebrates its 15th Anniversary by hosting a grand after-party for a sneak preview documentary screening at the 20th Annual Oakland International Film Festival (OIFF) of American Pot Story: Oaksterdam. Presented in partnership with Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), the event will take place on Sept. 24, 2022, at the legendary Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. It will include a screening of the film followed by an after-party and Alumni reunion with confirmed attendance by politicians, press, cannabis industry legends, and celebrities …

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2022 Hit List: OU’s Top 10 Rewind

2022 Hit List: OU’s Top 10 Rewind

This past year, Oaksterdam University marked a huge milestone: our 15th anniversary! We’re proud to be America’s first cannabis college, still going strong, and fresher than ever. As we wrap up 2022, we want to share some of your alma mater’s achievements. Kick back and read on for our hit list from the past year.

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City of Oakland Commends Oaksterdam

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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OU Event of the Decade is Huge Success

OU Event of the Decade is Huge Success

Luminaries and dignitaries came out in full force for Oaksterdam University’s 15th-anniversary Event of the Decade celebration at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. on Sept. 24, 2022.  The evening included a special screening of American Pot Story: Oaksterdam, which...

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Dale Sky Jones on San Francisco Experience Podcast

Dale Sky Jones on San Francisco Experience Podcast

Oaksterdam University Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones appeared on the San Francisco Experience Podcast on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Hosted by Jim Herlihy, the news commentary podcast serves listeners in more than 65 countries. Its mission is to offer fact-based analysis from a California/Silicon Valley perspective, featuring newsmakers, thought leaders, and authors as guests.

During her appearance on the show, Dale talked about America’s first cannabis college, medical cannabis, and President Biden’s action on Oct. 6, to pardon all people convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law, and review of marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I drug at the federal level.

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How To Become a Cannabis Extraction Technician

How To Become a Cannabis Extraction Technician

If you are looking for careers in cannabis, you will see plenty of job postings for cannabis extraction technicians.

Cannabis extraction is a complex, lab-based scientific process to separate cannabis into components used for various products. Cannabis extraction is how specific cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavanoids can be isolated from the plant to produce profitable manufactured products.

If you dream of combining your love of science with a passion for cannabis, this might be the career for you. Learn more here …

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Oaksterdam Cannabis Terminology Style Guide

Oaksterdam Cannabis Terminology Style Guide

More media is reporting on cannabis than ever before, requiring common-use definitions of the terms and concepts core to writing about the complexities of cannabis. Until now there have been no common style standards for writing about this subject. 

This style guide is designed for use in academia and by any journalist, reporter, writer, or public relations professional. It was composed and edited by the experts at Oaksterdam University and will evolve with use, so we welcome your feedback, input, questions, and requests for clarification.

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5 Ways to Break Into a Cannabis Career

5 Ways to Break Into a Cannabis Career

According to the 2021 Leafly Jobs Report, legal cannabis now supports 321,000 full-time American jobs. Since 2017, the industry has averaged 27.5 percent employment growth each year, outpacing all other industries. Within the cannabis space, there are jobs in cultivation, manufacturing, retail, regulation, marketing, law, and more. Here are some tips from Oaksterdam University on breaking into the cannabis industry.

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Mentorship 9/9/21

Oaksterdam University is on Clubhouse every Thursday at 2:20 p.m. PT to discuss Mentorship for Equity Cannabis Business Success. Here is a transcript of the room on Sept. 9, 2021, attended by Dale Sky Jones, Mama Clark, Adolph Ward, James Silva, Shaun Salvaje, Requita...

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