City of Oakland – Cannabis Finance Webinar

Course Curriculum

Cannabis Finance Webinar
Presented on November 2nd, 2022
Finance for Cannabis Businesses defines what finance is and discusses why cannabis finance is so different. The two primary funding sources – debt and equity – are presented, as well as the major differences between them. The presenter also identifies a few different sources for each. Financial metrics are explored, and their vital role in understanding a company's financial health is spotlighted. Tips for controlling finances and free and low-cost options for learning more about finance are provided.

SME: Andrea Unsworth

About Our Self-Paced Electives

Self-Paced Programs are asynchronous, meaning you may log on and complete the courses anytime, anywhere that is convenient for you. You can access the course online as soon as you enroll.

Programs consist of reading materials developed by our expert faculty, accompanied by videos, texts, and recommended resources.

All self-paced programs include live links to a wealth of information that allow you to dig deeper into subjects of particular interest.

Each program also includes a Virtual Video and Resource Library with corresponding recorded lectures from our faculty.

Self-paced students receive access to virtual field trips, grow labs, the Oaksterdam Alumni Network, and more.

Completion of all requirements results in OU certification.

City of Oakland – Cannabis Finance Webinar

Certification Program


This course is part of the City of Oakland Cannabis Social Equity Program.

Each time an Oakland Verified Equity Applicant (“VEA”) applies for a new or follow-on Equity Grant or Loan, they will be required to take an Oaksterdam elective course or webinar and pass a quiz to show completion. This GRASS Elective or Webinar is free to the Verified Equity Applicant to pinpoint areas of interest or drill down to fill particular knowledge gaps.


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