Regulated cannabis is an exciting new industry, brimming with opportunity. However, because of the long, fraught legal history of cannabis in the United States, ensuring this promising field is available and accessible to all is of utmost importance. As this...
Just in time for holiday shopping, Oaksterdam University has released The Budtender’s Guide: A Reference Manual for Cannabis Consumers and Dispensary Professionals for pre-sale on Amazon.com.
The book is designed to give both budtenders and consumers the knowledge they need to understand the landscape of cannabis products available in licit markets across the country, along with the history, laws and policies, science, and cultural nuances of the plant.
The book is available for pre-sale as a Kindle digital download on the Amazon store, priced at $9.99. It will be released on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2022.
Oaksterdam University Dale Sky Jones recently served as a keynote speaker and panel moderator at the California Cannabis Control Summit. The event brought together regulators from across the state and nation to share information and resources. Here, we talk to Event...
By Jeff Hickey I always listen closely when more experienced growers speak. Since I came to growing cannabis much later in life than most I know, I benefit from the wisdom of their tales. Over the years, I have heard stories about bat guano from growers. Some swear by...
Whether running a local, state or federal campaign, it’s vital to concern yourself with cannabis policy. President Biden finally acted recently on campaign promises to work toward cannabis reformation at a national level, meaning your platform cannot afford to leave...
Cannabis jobs are on the rise, and more and more people are looking for employment in this exciting emerging industry. Finding the right cannabis career for your skill set and interests can be challenging, especially without support. You might need classes,...
Careers in cannabis are growing. People at all career stages are entering the field and pursuing cannabis education. When choosing a cannabis college or educational path, consider your career goals and the school’s offerings when evaluating which program is right for...
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.”
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.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta received Oaksterdam’s Skill in Combat Award in honor of the work he’s done to legalize cannabis, make it safe, and expunge records for people convicted of non-violent cannabis crimes.
Oaksterdam Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones announced the award at OU’s 15th-Anniversary Event of the Decade celebration on Sept. 24, 2022 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif.
“Dale, thank you for your pioneering spirit and leadership over so many years. Oakland would not be Oakland without Oaksterdam. It’s just a fact,” he said.
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.
In 2021, America’s legal cannabis industry added 107,000 jobs, or an average of 280 new jobs daily. It was the fifth year of job growth at 27% or more — the highest industry rate in the nation. Cannabis businesses can be classified as plant-touching or ancillary....
Dale Sky Jones appeared with Big Steve Parish during the Big Steve Hour on Sept. 29 on the Grateful Dead channel on Sirius XM. Dale presented Big Steve with the Luminary Award for Legacy in Music at Oaksterdam’s Event of the Decade on Saturday night at Fox Theater in Oakland.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Meet Oaksterdam University Alum Jeanette Wright. We’re highlighting Jeanette this month in honor of our 15th Anniversary Event of the Decade. The party is set for Sept. 24, 2022 during the Oakland International Film Festival, and Jeanette serves as a crucial bridge between OU and OIFF.
Oaksterdam Alumni — 70,000 students from 110 countries around the globe — have gone on to become the biggest leaders, personalities, and change-makers in the history of the cannabis movement. Now, there’s a place for all of us to gather, network and stay in touch. As part of OU’s ongoing 15-Year Anniversary celebration, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Oaksterdam Alumni Network.
Cannabis is America’s fastest-growing industry. Cannabis business professionals are in demand, especially those with specific expertise to operate within the rapidly changing landscape of legal, regulatory, and financial requirements. Opportunities abound for business professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs. Keep reading to learn more about how to become a cannabis business professional.