Oaksterdam University, the cannabis college, explained

Oaksterdam University, the cannabis college, explained

In 2019, legal cannabis firms generated $15 billion in sales and employed 340,00 people, while 13,000 — 18,000 cannabis businesses operate in the US every day. By 2025, cannabis research firm New Frontier Data predicts that legal cannabis sales will reach $23 billion. Given the industry’s upward trajectory and current market environment, weed is going to need a lot of workers.  Fortunately, cannabis universities are out there, ready to train students from the career-oriented to the cannabis enthusiast. At the head of the pack is Oaksterdam University, based in Oakland, California.  Founded in 2007, Oaksterdam University is America’s first cannabis college and boasts a pool of some 40,000 alumni. Recently, we spoke with Executive Chancellor, Dale Sky Jones about this new kind of university, and how the current legal cannabis industry, along with Oaksterdam itself, was built on the activism of medical cannabis patients.  Activism and trailblazers at Oaksterdam University Even though the current industry, especially in legal states, has taken on the familiarity of a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts, there’s still a long way to go in the battle for cannabis legalization and access. And Jones  pointed out something so obvious as to be forgettable: cannabis is still a federally prohibited, Schedule I substance. “What really separates us [from other cannabis universities], is we have always been here. We are scrappy,” Jones said. “We have survived a four-agency raid. We have survived a fire. We are surviving covid. There’s no one like us.”  Oaksterdam’s faculty is comprised of cannabis industry…

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