Oaksterdam University, founded in 2007, is the oldest cannabis educational institution in the country. Students earn a certification after completing a semester of study. The faculty includes many well-known cannabis advocates and entrepreneurs, including Founder Richard Lee, Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones, Provost Dr. Aseem Sappal and more than two dozen others. Here is part of a highly informative article about the school published in the Washington Post:
Today, the school employs 20 staff members and 150 instructors, including some of the biggest stars in the cannabis universe. Debby Goldsberry co-founded the Berkeley Patients Group medical cannabis collective, and Ed Rosenthal is often cited as the world’s leading authority on marijuana cultivation. The Oakland lecture hall holds 50 students and every seat is paid for.
The school is also branching out to satellite locations. There is a new campus in the works in Las Vegas, where two four-day seminars sold out this year, with 250 students paying as much as $995 apiece.
Last month, the school conducted a conference in Orlando, where about 300 doctors and nurses earned continuing education credits after learning to use cannabis to treat an array of medical conditions, including glaucoma and glioblastoma.
Read Sara Solovitch’s “Business is booming at the Harvard of pot in California”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/business-is-booming-at-the-harvard-of-pot-in-california/2015/11/15/e1fd0cb8-78fb-11e5-bc80-9091021aeb69_story.html