Trusted Leaders in Cannabis Education & Certification
Our horticulture and business courses are crafted by the entrepreneurs who shape the industry and the advocates who launched the medical cannabis movement — offering students leading-edge education with a historical context that no other school can match.
Since 2007, OU has been setting the bar for academic rigor and applied learning in cannabis education
Our faculty features award-winning cultivators, recognized business leaders, and the passionate advocates who shape the modern cannabis industry
Recognized industry-wide for its rigorous academic learning environment, OU has something to offer cannabis professionals at every experience level
From the earliest days of the medical cannabis movement in North America, 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.
Today, with more than 40,000 alumni worldwide, OU is the most recognized name in cannabis education. Our cross-disciplinary curriculum covers the most recent developments in cultivation, business, and policy but is grounded in the legacy of the cannabis legalization movement. We offer students a historical perspective, examining how prohibition has shaped the industry and how it continues to influence it today.
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.
Flexible Learning Options
Learn alongside your peers in real time in a virtual classroom setting, or at your own pace with our rich catalogue of on-demand online courses
Demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers across every segment of the global cannabis industry
Dedicated Student Support
What We Offer
Our students benefit from an unmatched educational experience, learning from the world’s most respected cannabis professionals and surrounded by peers with a wide array of backgrounds, perspectives and talents.
Our cross-disciplinary course offerings cover every aspect of the industry, from cultivation to business to public policy
Apply your skills in exercises based on real-life scenarios that prepare you for a career in cannabis
Watch master cultivators demonstrate proven cultivation techniques in both live and on-demand video
Resources for Success
We offer a range of tools to support your educational goals, including progress tracking, mastery exercises, and dedicated student support staff
Demonstrate your skills and knowledge with an OU certification, which is widely recognized among employers in the cannabis industry
Students and alumni have access to our cannabis industry job board, which contains exclusive career opportunities
Our faculty features award-winning cultivators, recognized business leaders, and passionate advocates who shaped the early medical cannabis movement in California and who continue to set the pace and tone for the modern commercial cannabis industry.
Our instructors are widely recognized as experts and influencers in their respective fields, and their advice has been sought by policymakers and regulators around the world.
What Our Students Are Saying
"This is an amazing movement to take part in. The level of education you receive is outstanding. So happy with the staff, the networking, experience, and professionalism that I experienced at Oaksterdam."
"The experience was amazing. The Staff members lectures were informative and interactive. I have a much better understanding of the industry and where I would like to get involved."
"In the last 10 years, OU has been the pioneer for Cannabis education in California and the forefront of a powerful movement with the legalization of cannabis. I cannot believe how many successful and knowledgeable professionals today that started at Oaksterdam. "
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