Founded in 2007, Oaksterdam University is America’s first cannabis college, with educational roots going back to 1995. With over 40,000 Alumni worldwide, OU has established itself as the world’s leading 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, activists, cultivators and entrepreneurs in the world. 

As America’s first cannabis college with the world’s first hands-on training facility, Oaksterdam is widely recognized for its experience and leadership in the Cannabis industry, exceptional academic learning and networking opportunities.

Student Experience

Get a sense of what to expect as an Oaksterdam University Student & Alumnus. See what makes Oaksterdam University the World’s leading cannabis college. 


Founded in 2007, Oaksterdam University is America’s First cannabis college. Click here to learn what OU has contributed to the world. 


Oaksterdam is located in the center of the cannabis capitol, Oakland, California, the heart of the cannabis movement. 

Faculty & Staff

Our diverse faculty will identify and explain your responsibilities and risks, help you bridge to new resources, and get you prepared to work in the cannabis industry. 


We do not provide dorm rooms or other accommodations. Please click here to view a list of recommended local hotels & housing options. 

Our Mission

Oaksterdam University is a dynamic, diverse, and responsive academic institute dedicated to educating the global cannabis community and industry. Oaksterdam’s mission is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead and succeed in the evolving cannabis industry.

As the industry continues to grow and evolve, so too is Oaksterdam University. Based on 20 years of history, experience, and industry affiliation, OU’s unique and historic position allows for continuous improvement and ongoing enhancement of our learning experience. 

Oaksterdam is your pathway into the world’s fastest growing industry in a way that is transformational not just transactional

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