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Jamaica Completes First Legal Cannabis Export to Canada

Jamaica Completes First Legal Cannabis Export to Canada

Jamaica recently shipped its first legal cannabis export to Canada, marking a significant turning point for the island nation’s emerging cannabis industry. Previously, Jamaican cannabis was exclusively an illegal export.  Jamaica has a long cultural history with the...

Oaksterdam Returns to Emerald Cup

Oaksterdam Returns to Emerald Cup

Oaksterdam University is returning to Emerald Cup 2019!  Among other Oaksterdam faculty and alumni in attendance, Chancellor Dale Sky Jones is moderating the State Agency panel on Saturday, December 14, at high noon in Garrett Hall. The important discussion around...

New Zealand Poll Shows Strong Legalization Support

New Zealand Poll Shows Strong Legalization Support

Johnny Green Contributing Writer In the upcoming 2020 election, New Zealand voters will get a chance to legalize their own cannabis industry. According to the results of a recent poll, the legalization measure has a good chance of succeeding.  The Poll asked voters if...

Tickets on Sale for Class of 2019 Graduation and Celebration

Tickets on Sale for Class of 2019 Graduation and Celebration

Oaksterdam University cordially invites one and all to the Class of 2019 Graduation and Celebration on Saturday, February 1st, 2020. This event is for all students that completed classes in 2019, as well as their families and friends.

Last Call for Enrollment Before the New Year

Last Call for Enrollment Before the New Year

There’s not much time left to give yourself or a loved one the gift of a cannabis education this holiday season. This is your last chance to lock in 2019 prices for January’s semester courses.

Ontario Considers Opening Cannabis Retail Licensing

Ontario Considers Opening Cannabis Retail Licensing

Lawmakers and regulators in Ontario are reportedly considering a proposal that would increase the number of retail stores in Ontario from 24 to as many as 1,000 locations. This move follows a lag in adult-use cannabis sales, which has led to calls for an overhaul of the province’s regulated cannabis industry.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday — $100 Off

Black Friday & Cyber Monday — $100 Off

Happy holidays! This shopping season, avoid the madness of parking lots and stores. Stay home and give yourself or a loved one the gift of a cannabis education with deals on Oaksterdam’s seminar, semester, and online classes — and receive $100 off tuition! 

Finland Health Minister Endorses Cannabis Decriminalization

Finland Health Minister Endorses Cannabis Decriminalization

Cannabis reform could be coming to Finland, or at least it should be, says Finland’s Minister for Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen. The health minister recently endorsed cannabis decriminalization, just as members of the Finnish Parliament are considering such a proposal. 

House Committee Votes to End Federal Prohibition

House Committee Votes to End Federal Prohibition

The historic vote marks the first time that a key congressional committee has passed a bill that would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, decriminalizing it at the federal level and giving states the freedom to continue setting their own policies. 

Uruguay Election Symbolizes Growing Cannabis Acceptance

Uruguay Election Symbolizes Growing Cannabis Acceptance

In Uruguay’s past presidential elections, at least one of the candidates would wield strong anti-cannabis rhetoric to elicit support from voters. However, as the people of Uruguay prepare to determine their next president at the end of November, that is proving to no longer be the case. 

Call for Legalization of Medical Cannabis for Veterans

For Veteran’s Day, we honor the brave women and men who have dedicated their lives, and the sacrifices they have made. We are grateful to all our veterans for your service. You will never be forgotten.

Cannabis Legalization Delayed in Mexico

Cannabis Legalization Delayed in Mexico

A year ago, the Supreme Court of Mexico ruled that cannabis prohibition is unconstitutional. However, there has been a delay in legislation that would create a legitimized market.

5 Cannabis Moms Who Changed the Game

5 Cannabis Moms Who Changed the Game

Ann Lee is a lifelong conservative and Texan, who has been a leader and activist in the Republican Party since 1970. In 1990, her 28-year-old son Richard Lee was injured in a workplace accident that left him a wheelchair-bound paraplegic.

Graduation & Celebration • Feb 23, 2019

Graduation & Celebration • Feb 23, 2019

Join us as we welcome in the new generation of growers, advocates, activists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and regulators take a step forward into the industry.

Advanced Extracts Elective

Advanced Extracts Elective

There are still seats left in our upcoming Advanced Extracts Elective Course on January 18th! Enroll today to save your seat!

Politico: ‘Smoakland’s’ Millennial Activists

Politico: ‘Smoakland’s’ Millennial Activists

Even in a state whose voters just legalized marijuana, Oakland stands out among California cities for the pivot it has made from enforcing the War on Drugs to using cannabis to grow its economy.