The public is invited to attend the largest summertime business and professional development networking event to learn about cannabis careers, business opportunities, and meet industry leaders, manufacturers, cultivators, operators, licensees and employers at LA Cannabis Unite Summer Edition, hosted by the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) on Saturday, June 17 at 3:00 PM at the historic Mayfair Hotel.
OU Partners with OpenSpace
Oaksterdam University is excited to partner with Cannabis OpenSpace, a groundbreaking online event designed to revolutionize collaboration and empower professionals in the cannabis industry.
Discover how to enhance your cannabis business or career by learning about the latest developments, trends, and regulations.
Announcing CaNORML Dale Gieringer Scholarships
To mark the cannabis holiday 4/20, Oaksterdam University is partnering with California NORML to award four scholarships in honor of the organization’s Director, Dale Gieringer. The scholarships will provide the opportunity to enroll in one of two self-paced online courses offered by Oaksterdam University: Home Grow or Budtending Certification.
Learn how to apply …
Oaksterdam x Homegrown = Free Seeds for Students
Oaksterdam University is partnering with Homegrown Cannabis Co. to offer free seeds with enrollment in select Oaksterdam courses. Through this collaboration, students will receive free seeds to grow In real time as they correspond with the class.
Oaksterdam is the world’s first cannabis college, and Homegrown Cannabis Co. is one of the world’s fastest-growing seed banks. Oaksterdam is a legacy educational institution that offers the premiere cannabis curricula.
This partnership brings the two worlds together to help students grow.
“American Pot Story: Oaksterdam” Wins Audience Choice Award
New Love Films and Oaksterdam University are proud to announce the feature documentary American Pot Story: Oaksterdam took home the prestigious ”Unstoppable” Audience Award on Jan. 26, 2023, after its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival, Jan. 20-26 in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Part of the festival’s annual Sparky Awards, the Audience Awards are among the most coveted because they are voted on by Slamdance attendees, reflecting fan favorites and setting the stage for future film festival appearances and commercial success.
CT Social Equity Council Selects OU
Connecticut’s Social Equity Council (SEC) has selected Oaksterdam University in partnership with reSET, the social impact-focused entrepreneurial support organization based in Hartford, to create and operate a Cannabis Business Accelerator Program in Connecticut.
Technical business assistance and entrepreneurial support are now available through the program to legacy cannabis operators to ensure regulatory compliance and industry best practices, as well as to verified social equity applicants planning to start licensed cannabis businesses. Programming and early networking opportunities will begin this month, with the official launch of the program in January 2023.
Announcing: OU Budtender’s Guide
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 now as a Kindle digital download on the Amazon store, priced at $9.99.
Announcing: Oaksterdam Alumni Network
Oaksterdam Alumni — 80,000 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.
Hort Labs Open to OU Alumni & Asynch
Oaksterdam University is excited to announce that our longstanding Horticulture Labs are now open to all OU alumni and students. Bring your plant babies, questions, and coffee for a morning chat about all things cultivation.
OU’s “Hort Labs” have been a Friday morning staple for as long as we can remember. Until now, they were open only to students currently enrolled in our live courses. As we celebrate our 15th Anniversary we’re opening the labs to the wider OU community.
You’re Invited to the Event of the Decade
The world’s first cannabis college, Oaksterdam University, celebrates its 15th Anniversary by hosting a grand after-party for a sneak preview documentary screening at the 20th Annual Oakland International Film Festival (OIFF) of American Pot Story: Oaksterdam. Presented in partnership with Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), the event will take place on Sept. 24, 2022, at the legendary Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. It will include a screening of the film followed by an after-party and Alumni reunion with confirmed attendance by politicians, press, cannabis industry legends, and celebrities …
OU Courses Apply to Degree at Golden Gate U
Oaksterdam University is pleased to announce an exciting educational partnership with Golden Gate University. The partnership allows students to transfer credits from Oaksterdam Certification Courses toward their Bachelor’s Degree at GGU. It is the first partnership of its kind.OU graduates may transfer up to 18 credits of corresponding OU courses toward their accredited degree. Learn more here …
Oaksterdam Cannabis Terminology Style Guide
More media is reporting on cannabis than ever before, requiring common-use definitions of the terms and concepts core to writing about the complexities of cannabis. Until now there have been no common style standards for writing about this subject.
This style guide is designed for use in academia and by any journalist, reporter, writer, or public relations professional. It was composed and edited by the experts at Oaksterdam University and will evolve with use, so we welcome your feedback, input, questions, and requests for clarification.
Oaksterdam Cannabis Content Review Service
Need fact-checking or experts to review your content before you publish? Oaksterdam University is proud to announce our new Oaksterdam Cannabis Content Review Service. We invite any journalist, reporter, writer, or public relations professional to submit their cannabis-related work for expert review. Contact [email protected] to inquire.
Announcing: New Home Grow Course
Oaksterdam University is excited to launch Home Grow — a brand new self-paced virtual course designed especially for the DIY cultivator that provides aspiring cannabis growers with the tools needed to successfully achieve their home cultivation goals, whatever they may be. This course covers essential preparation, equipment, growing media, the plant’s life cycle, nutrient and water needs, pests and pathogens, lighting, harvesting, processing, home extraction, sustainability, and more. The knowledge applies to indoor and outdoor grows of all sizes.