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How to Extract 99% Pure THCA “Diamonds”

How to Extract 99% Pure THCA “Diamonds”

IN THE NEWS: OU Extracts & Manufacturing Co-Chair Anthony DeMeo published an article in Extraction Magazine on how to make THCA “diamonds.” Find it here.

Faculty Feature: Anthony DeMeo

Faculty Feature: Anthony DeMeo

As a “master alchemist” and co-chair of Extraction and Manufacturing at Oaksterdam University, Anthony DeMeo isolates prized components of cannabis in the lab and teaches others his time-tested techniques. Here, Anthony talks with OU about his background in cannabis and his vision for its future.

FECO, Distillate & Isolate: What’s the Difference?

FECO, Distillate & Isolate: What’s the Difference?

Full Spectrum Oil, Distillate, and Isolate. These three terms are used throughout the cannabis and CBD industries, but are often misunderstood. Here, OU Extracts & Manufacturing Co-Chairs Anthony DeMeo and Stefanie Gangano, Ph.D. explain.

OU Prof and Legend Ed Rosenthal Talks Home Cultivation & Social Equity

OU Prof and Legend Ed Rosenthal Talks Home Cultivation & Social Equity

Oaksterdam Professor and Horticulture Legend Ed Rosenthal was profiled by Benzinga on Aug. 16, 2021. In the article, Ed talks about growing plants as way to reclaim pleasure, enjoyment, and a healthier product. He also talks about why it’s a matter of social justice.

Spring 2021 OU Student Capstone Project Winners

Spring 2021 OU Student Capstone Project Winners

One thing that makes Oaksterdam University’s Live Semester programs so valuable is the chance to develop a real-world business plan under the guidance of OU’s expert faculty. Both our Business of Cannabis and Horticulture Live Semester Programs emphasize a Capstone Project, in which students team up to plan a canna-business or grow facility based on real-world parameters.

Digital Art Contest Winners Announced

Digital Art Contest Winners Announced

The results are in and five artists have been declared winners of Oaksterdam University’s first-ever digital art contest for an NFT drop. The contest commemorates the 50-year anniversary of Nixon’s declaration of the War on Drugs by asking artists to create a virtual art piece that shows their passion to deschedule cannabis.

Horticulture Semester: New & Improved!

Horticulture Semester: New & Improved!

We’ve completely revamped our Horticulture curriculum with a focus on optimal growing conditions, nutrient delivery, integrated pest management, and the latest in lighting options. You won’t find a commercial cannabis class like this anywhere but Oaksterdam University!

Searching for the Fountain of Blue Dream

Searching for the Fountain of Blue Dream

In the News: Oaksterdam University horticulture instructor Jeff Jones is featured prominently in the Leafly article “Searching for the fountain of Blue Dream in Santa Cruz, CA” by Ellen Holland. Read an excerpt here.

Budtending Certification Program: New & Improved!

Budtending Certification Program: New & Improved!

1.5 min. read. Budtending is a fast growing field within American legalized cannabis markets. Rise above the competition and get your foot in the door with a Budtending Certificate from Oaksterdam University. New course updates rolled out this summer make the class even more relevant to budding dispensary employees.

Commercial Extraction and Manufacturing: New!

Commercial Extraction and Manufacturing: New!

1.5 minute read: Legalized cannabis markets are maturing and demand is on the rise for a wide array of cannabis products. Customers are hungry for edibles, tinctures, topicals, dabs, sauce, and more. Our Commercial Manufacturing and Extractions course will show you how to make these products, and a profit.

Enroll Now, Pay Later at Oaksterdam U

Enroll Now, Pay Later at Oaksterdam U

If you’ve dreamed of jump-starting your career in cannabis at Oaksterdam University, now is the time. We’ve got new payment plans that make tuition easy and affordable. 

OU Hosts NFT Art Contest to Fight War on Drugs

OU Hosts NFT Art Contest to Fight War on Drugs

Calling all digital artists who want to inspire the end of marijuana prohibition! Oaksterdam University is hosting a cutting edge non-fungible token (NFT) art contest to commemorate the 50th anniversary of cannabis prohibition.

Ask Anything: Chat with OU Experts on Clubhouse 

Ask Anything: Chat with OU Experts on Clubhouse 

1 min. read: Oaksterdam University experts are live on Clubhouse twice each week! Join our audio chat room, and we’ll answer any questions you have about cultivating cannabis or growing your equity cannabis business.

The Raid

The Raid

Listen to OU Chancellor Dale Sky Jones recount the raid in her own words, describing the day as a perfect juxtaposition of federal prohibition’s failure to meet the needs of communities.

PS Tests Don’t Lie

PS Tests Don’t Lie

Hi everyone. I’ve really missed writing for you. I hope 2021 has begun to bring hope back into your lives, or that you can see hope on the horizon.

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