City of Oakland – Introduction to the Cannabis Supply Chain Webinar

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the Cannabis Supply Chain
October 5th, 2022⋅Wednesday 10:00 am – 11:30 am PT

The regulation of the cannabis supply chain is unlike any other industry, and these regulations influence almost every aspect of doing business in this sector. In this webinar, we are going to define the concept of a supply chain and identify the ways in which regulations shape the cannabis supply chain. Then, we will take a closer look at the different license types that make up the cannabis supply chain and discuss how the different license types are interrelated in the cannabis industry. We will then more closely examine the practice of seed-to-sale tracking, a regulatory requirement that is one of the defining features of the cannabis supply chain and which has a massive impact on the day-to-day operation of a licensed cannabis business.

SME: Natalie Darves



  • Define a supply chain and identify the ways in which the cannabis supply chain is unique relative to other types of agricultural consumer products
  • Understand how regulations influence the structure of the cannabis supply chain and the day-to-day operations of licensed cannabis businesses
  • Identify the different business license types and their role within the supply chain
  • Recognize the goals of regulators who conduct seed-to-sale tracking and understand that seed-to-sale tracking data is of limited usefulness to the operator of a business


This is a NEW moderated expert webinar specifically for Oakland Equity Verified Applicants.


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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 – Introduction to the Cannabis Supply Chain 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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