Inside the College for Budding Weed Entrepreneurs

Vice Oaksterdam University Weed College, Inside the College for Budding Weed Entrepreneurs

VICE’s Erica Matson spent a day at Oaksterdam University, America’s first cannabis college where they cover everything from the business side to the science side to the legal side of weed. It’s one of a handful of schools around the country offering a marijuana education for people hoping to enter the growing cannabis industry.

Founded in 2007 in Oakland, California, Oaksterdam University is America’s first cannabis college. Since opening its doors, OU has been a forerunner in providing the highest quality and most comprehensive training available for the cannabis community and industry. Oaksterdam’s faculty is comprised of some of the most recognized professionals, attorneys, academics, cultivators and entrepreneurs. With the world’s only hands-on training facility and over 30,000 alumni from around the globe, Oaksterdam has established itself as the world’s premier cannabis college.

Oaksterdam University is recognized as America’s first cannabis college.[2] Located in Oakland, CA, the educational facility and “political institution” was founded in November 2007 by medical marijuana activist Richard Lee to offer quality training for the cannabis industry, with a mission to “legitimize the business and work to change the law to make cannabis legal.”[1][3] Its main campus is located in the Oaksterdam area of Downtown Oakland, California. The university once had campuses in Los Angeles, Sebastopol, and Michigan. Currently the only brick & mortar campus resides in Oakland. As of recently, the school has taken their program on the road, conducting 2 to 4 day seminars in order to meet the demand for education. Oaksterdam has conducted seminars in Atlantic City, Denver, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., and Orlando, FL, with many more cities on the agenda.

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