Cannabis Business Courses
We offer our Cannabis Business Program in 2 formats:
14-week Semesters and 4-day Seminars.
The Cannabis Business Program is a diverse curriculum including fundamentals such as history, the law, your rights, and the science of cannabis, cultivation, extractions/concentrates, cooking/edibles, topicals, advocacy, compliant cannabis business, procurement & allocation, grading & managing inventory, security, taxes, banking & intellectual property concerns.
The Cannabis Business Semester is 14 weeks long, comprised of 18 individual classes and 12 horticulture demos. Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays.
Semesters are held 3 times a year, click here for available course dates.
Classes will cover topics from General Education, Politics & History, Science, and Law to Business Management, Operations, Extraction Processes, and Horticulture taught by expert instructors comprised of industry leaders, attorneys, business owners, professional growers, and extractors. Each class includes a grow demonstration with accomplished horticulturists.
Semester students will be provided ample time for Q&A interaction with our expert instructors.
The Cannabis Business Seminar is 4 days long, comprised of 18 individual classes. Classes meet Saturday – Sunday (Basic*) and Monday – Tuesday (Advanced*).
The Cannabis Business Seminar is offered once a month, click here for available course dates.
Our Cannabis Business Seminar is a condensed version of our Cannabis Business Semester. Classes will cover topics from General Education, Politics & History, Science, and Law to Business Management, Operations, Extraction Processes and Horticulture taught by expert instructors comprised of industry leaders, attorneys, business owners, professional growers, and extractors. Each class includes a grow demonstration with accomplished horticulturists.
The four-day Cannabis Business seminar is split between covering the fundamentals of cannabis (Basic) and the business and commercial aspects (Advanced).
*The Basic Cannabis Business Seminar is a prerequisite for the Advanced Cannabis Business Seminar. The complete seminar takes four days to complete, with a final exam for each part.
Click the subjects below to read the class descriptions
Legal 101: Federal vs. State Law
Politics & History of Cannabis
Horticulture 101: Growing Safely & Responsibly
Methods of Ingestion: Extracts & Vaporization
Methods of Ingestion: Home Cooking with Cannabis
Science of Cannabis
Budtender & Patient Relations
Dispensary & Business Operations
Procurement & Allocation
Cannabis Business 102 – Legal Business Structures
Know Your Rights Workshop
Methods of Ingestion – Topical Applications
Grow Demo – Transplanting Clones
Grow Demo – Seeds
Grow Demo – Vegetative Growth
Grow Demo – Lighting
Grow Demo – Mediums
Grow Demo – Ways to Water
Grow Demo – Flowering
Grow Demo – Nutrient Disorders
Grow Demo – Pests & Pathogens
Grow Demo - Late Flowering
The Student Experience
Oaksterdam provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead and succeed in the evolving cannabis industry. Oaksterdam is widely recognized for its experience and leadership in the Cannabis industry, with exceptional academic learning and networking opportunities.