Trusted Leaders in Cannabis Education & Certification
Recognized worldwide for our leading-edge academics, Oaksterdam certifications are respected by professionals in every segment of the cannabis industry around the globe.
Our courses are crafted by the entrepreneurs who shape the industry and the advocates who launched the medical cannabis movement, offering students an education with historical context that no other school can match.
From the earliest days of the medical cannabis movement, Oaksterdam University has been committed to our mission of providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to lead and succeed in the industry.
With more than 50,000 alumni worldwide, we are the most recognized name in cannabis education. Our cross-disciplinary curriculum covers the most recent developments in cultivation, business, and policy and is grounded in the legacy of the cannabis legalization movement.
As a student, you will join our vast community of successful entrepreneurs, experienced professionals, and seasoned advocates who set the tone and pace of the modern cannabis industry.
The First Cannabis College
OU has been setting the bar for academic rigor and applied learning in cannabis education since 2007
Our faculty features award-winning cultivators, business owners, academics and passionate advocates who shape the cannabis industry
50k+ Alumni Worldwide
Our vast network of alumni includes influential professionals and policymakers working in every segment of the industry around the globe
Our cross-disciplinary course offerings cover every aspect of the industry, from cultivation and manufacturing to business and public policy
Apply your skills in exercises based on real-life scenarios that prepare you for a career in the cannabis industry
Watch master cultivators demonstrate proven techniques in both live and on-demand video with time for your questions
Resources for Success
We offer a range of tools to support your goals, including progress tracking, mastery exercises, and dedicated student support staff
Demonstrate your skills and knowledge with an OU certification, widely recognized among employers in the cannabis industry
Students and alumni have access to our cannabis industry job board, which contains exclusive career opportunities
Receive assistance every step of the way from our committed student services team
Flexible Learning Options
Our faculty features award-winning cultivators, recognized business leaders, respected scientists, and passionate advocates who shaped the early medical cannabis movement and continue to set the standard for the modern commercial cannabis industry.
Government & Public Affairs
Over the past two decades, Oaksterdam University has been called upon to provide cannabis education services to many state and municipal government agencies, as well as health care providers, labor unions, law enforcement agencies, and universities.
Our team of experts is engaged in current projects including training for California state and municipal agencies, the Florida League of Cities, a new satellite Public Policy Ambassador in Washington D.C., and developing partnerships in Jamaica and South Korea.
What Our Students Are Saying