Oaksterdam for Academia

Let’s be educational partners.

Oaksterdam University works with colleges and universities to provide cannabis curricula and develop accredited cannabis programs. Cannabis is America’s fastest-growing industry, adding an average of 280 jobs per day to the U.S. economy, according to the 2022 Leafly Jobs Report. With 33 percent job growth from 2021 in a wide variety of cannabis-related fields, academic institutions are scrambling to create programs to meet demand.


OU can help you offer cannabis curriculum.

Since 2007, we have provided quality, formalized training for the cannabis industry with programs evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of regulation, compliance, control, and technology.

We will share our resources with you.


What OU can provide for academic institutions:


  • Fully-developed cannabis curriculum
  • Text, videos, supplemental resources, and live webinars
  • Educational partnerships that lead to accredited degrees
  • Faculty and SMEs who can hit the ground running.
  • Programs in Cannabis Horticulture, Business of Cannabis, Extraction & Manufacturing, Budtending, and more.
  • Faculty development and training.


We’ve spent more than 15 years doing the legwork, so you don’t have to. Find out how we can create a tailored program to help you today.





An example of our work with academia includes our unique educational partnership with Golden Gate University. Oaksterdam students may transfer up to 18 credits from Oaksterdam Certification Courses toward their Bachelor’s Degree at GGU.

“Improving education and outcomes is our legacy. Now, we are thrilled to be extending our Certification Program learning outcomes for students at GGU,” says OU Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones. “This is the crucial step for pairing traditional academia to make cannabis practitioner degrees actionable and accessible.”


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