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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.

Big Mike Parker: Secret Superhero Leaves Earth for Home Planet

Big Mike Parker: Secret Superhero Leaves Earth for Home Planet

The world lost Big Mike Parker Sunday. More than a friend, he is a secret superhero of the cannabis movement. That’s a strong statement, but it couldn’t be truer. Big Mike was the man behind the scenes during nearly every interview, photo shoot, camera crew, news...

Chancellor’s Chat April 2018

Chancellor’s Chat April 2018

April 2, 2012, the federal raid on Oaksterdam changed my life forever. It was both the worst and ultimately, the best day of my life as I took responsibility for the school, the museum, the gift shop and ultimately Richard Lee’s legacy. I am conflicted as I reminisce...

University of Michigan Medical Cannabis Survey

University of Michigan Medical Cannabis Survey

photo: The Michigan Daily
The University of Michigan is now conducting two studies to understand how medical cannabis use among patients with chronic pain affects pain management, quality of life, and the use of other medications.

Cooking Cannabis with Aunt Sandy

Cooking Cannabis with Aunt Sandy

Join Oaksterdam University & Aunt Sandy this July 15th, 2017 to learn how to make a delicious cannabis infused summer meal! See Aunt Sandy prepare her World Famous 10x Butter!

Women Are Leading the Way in Cannabis Education

Women Are Leading the Way in Cannabis Education

Oaksterdam University offers an education to those pursuing a career in the cannabis, and women are front and center in the growing industry. From horticulture to creating and marketing products, women are finding success in a professional space without a glass ceiling.

Israel Leading the Way in Canna-Research and Policy

Israel Leading the Way in Canna-Research and Policy

On March 5, the Israel cabinet officially decriminalized marijuana use, a move that once again puts the Middle Eastern nation ahead of the United States in terms of cannabis policy, technology and research.

Chancellor’s Chat: June 2016

I recently had the privilege of participating in a debate at the Spring 2016 Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida. My worthy opponent Wanda James, the CEO of Simply Pure Colorado, and I both had to be prepared to tackle either side of the...

Chancellor’s Chat: May 2016

As I write this, I can’t help but feel more admiration for the City of Oakland, the home of Oaksterdam University.