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Cannabis College Oaksterdam University

If you’ve ever thought about a career in the cannabis industry but had no idea where to start or how to learn the skills to get that job then consider Oaksterdam University. Think of them as a ‘trade school’ for cannabis. They teach all fields of the cannabis industry from how to grow marijuana properly to all the legal aspects of starting a business and creating jobs.

Cannabis College in California

Oaksterdam University is located in Oakland California, started back in 2007 and have educated more than 30,000 people form all over the world. They have over 150 members in their faculty and provide hands on training so that you have actual practice before you graduate.

Their most expensive tuition fees are $1595 USD for the Horticulture Semester. Compare that to a traditional college education (face palming as I write this).

Here is a short list of just some of their courses available:

  • Civics
  • Legal (State & Federal)
  • Horticulture
  • Politics & History
  • Science of Cannabis
  • Methods of Ingestion (basically everything about edibles)
  • Economics
  • Dispensary & Business Operations
  • Business Management
  • Cannabusiness (Legal business structures)
  • Intellectual Property

For the business and legal aspects of the cannabis industry, Colorado and California are really setting examples for how the industry should operate. With that comes a lot of jobs and a lot of people that require training to make this industry better. This is why Oaksterdam has so many courses covering these parts of the industry.

They have twice as many courses listed above that cover specifics of the growing and cultivation of cannabis:

  • Seeds & cuttings
  • Vegetative growth
  • Nutrients & PH
  • Irrigation
  • Ventilation
  • Plant Propagation
  • Life cycle Fundamentals
  • Lighting
  • Pests and Pathogens: Prevention & Treatment
  • Organic Gardening
  • Harvesting
  • and a lot more

Scholarships are available for application to veterans, minorities and senior citizens.

Oaksterdam University is truly forward thinking and revolutionary in their take on education and changing how/what colleges educate people. They even help write some important laws in California regarding legalization and business.

They are located at:

1734 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, California 94612

Contact them via their website to get started or inquire about taking courses at their facility. For international students they have provided Oaksterdam University Online so that you can delve into the cannabis industry and learn skills from anywhere in the world.

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