Fire Damages Cannabis Institution Oaksterdam University

Fire Damages Cannabis Institution Oaksterdam University

An early morning fire Sunday damaged the downtown Oakland buildings housing famed cannabis college Oaksterdam University and the adjacent Patient ID Center, the school’s executive chancellor confirmed to Cannabis Now. Early morning building fire in downtown #oakland at 1733 Broadway – @PatientIDCenter in Oakland. Fire is out now, but burnt debris all over broadway. @OaklandFireLive pic.twitter.com/5bAHqw0euz — Matt Leonard (@MattOakland) March 8, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js No injuries were reported and responding firefighters extinguished the blaze before it could spread to other buildings, but not before firefighters had to “drop in through the roof and put the carpet out on the second floor,” Dale Sky Jones, OU’s executive chancellor, said via text message. Both OU’s physical Oakland campus and the Patient ID Center, which offered medical-cannabis “cards” to qualified patients and sold cannabis-related books, clothing and other ephemera, are temporarily closed while the damage is assessed, Jones said.  In the meantime, OU’s offerings in horticulture, economics, advocacy, and CBD are already online.  Online classes launched two weeks ago, Jones said and closing the campus is something the university would likely have done anyhow out of an abundance of caution thanks to the ongoing and widening novel coronavirus pandemic, she added. Plans to reopen OU’s Los Angeles campus on April 9 appear going ahead.  As for reopening the physical locations of the two longtime cannabis institutions in Oakland, which played pivotal roles in California’s medical and legalization eras, it’s too early to say. “We are assessing the damages and making determinations in light of the fire…

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