Oaksterdam University

As America’s first cannabis college, Oaksterdam University provides the highest-quality training to government, regulators, and people looking to launch or advance a career in this fast-growing industry. We have courses designed for every level of experience.

With roots 25 years deep, OU is a dynamic, diverse, and responsive academic institute dedicated to educating the global cannabis community.

Our faculty is composed of professionals, academics, and subject matter experts who have taught more than 50,000 OU alumni from 100 countries. We are led by Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones, a renowned public speaker, political strategist, and legalization advocate.

OU offers virtual certification courses including the Business of Cannabis, Horticulture, Extraction and Manufacturing, Budtending, and more. Oaksterdam certifications are trusted by industry professionals around the world. Employers look for OU credentials on candidate resumes and actively hire OU alumni.

Get to know us! We offer a variety of free electives, including Horticulture Sample Class, Cannabis, Pain & the Opioid Crisis, and Advocacy. We also host weekly Clubhouse chats. Join us on the audio app for Cannabis Industry Mentorship with Oaksterdam Experts and Plant Talk with Oaksterdam Experts.

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Oakland, California 94612
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