City of Oakland Commends Oaksterdam

Oct 12, 2022 | Blog

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.”

It also recognizes that Oaksterdam offers technical assistance in partnership with the City of Oakland’s Department of
Race and Equity, designed to build a thriving cannabis business in Oakland with courses like Business, Supply
Chain, Financial Literacy, and Advanced Security.

“I, Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland Vice Mayor and Councilmember At-Large, am honored to uplift and celebrate Oaksterdam University … honoring the spirit of civil disobedience and a deep commitment to equity, social justice, and civil rights, highlighting the movement that started in Oakland and would impact the whole world,” it reads.

Thank you Rebecca, Oakland City Council and the entire city that has supported Oaksterdam through thick and thin!

copy of city commendation

Read More Posts

How Do I Learn About Equity in the Cannabis Industry?

How Do I Learn About Equity in the Cannabis Industry?

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...

Announcing: OU Budtender’s Guide

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

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.

Insights for Regulators from California Cannabis Control

Insights for Regulators from California Cannabis Control

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...

Oaksterdam Newsletter

Stay Connected. Join the Movement.
Sign up to receive email updates for more opportunities like this, cannabis job postings, events, and more.

Signing up indicates your consent to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x