Course Curriculum

Advocates, who in the past risked arrest and prosecution to educate the public about the benefits of cannabis and provide medicine to patients in need, have played a central role in the creation and evolution of the cannabis industry.

At Oaksterdam University, we believe it is the responsibility of all those who have an interest in the cannabis industry to support advocacy efforts. We live in a participation-based democracy, and advocating will help generate acceptance across the local, state, and federal levels of government. This why we are proud to offer this free course on Advocacy.

About Our Self-Paced Electives

Along with many major institutions, we have refocused our educational services to online and remote learning environments so you don’t need to come to Oaksterdam, OU will come to YOU! This is an excellent way for you to build competency, qualifications, and confidence in your skillset immediately.

The live-classroom is an orchestrated blend of technology designed to provide the best student experience. Students will have access to the online course materials through a sophisticated Learning Management System with Mastery Exercises, Quizzes, and Exams to ensure comprehension.

The live-classroom environment expands upon the asynchronous online programs by also delivering live interactive lectures, demonstrations, and workshops led by our faculty of professional lawyers, cannabis growers, and business owners. Students can ask questions, participate in discussions, break out into working groups, interact with one another, and our Horticulture students can also show the instructors their own garden and plants to receive feedback on their progress!

Our live-environment provides the most comprehensive online cannabis learning experience available anywhere in the world.


Certification Program


This free, self-paced course defines advocacy as a form of marketing, reviews the role of advocates and organizations in normalizing cannabis adult-use by achieving meaningful pro-cannabis policy reform, and then provides strategies and techniques for engaging effectively as an advocate. The course concludes with an exploration of the recent influx of influential investors in the cannabis industry and the surprising interest from former political opponents. Students have 180 days to complete this course.

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