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On March 5, 2016, Oaksterdam University will offer a unique program in response to the growing demand for hands-on cannabis education, and specifically developed for current business owners and managers of dispensaries, cultivation centers, manufacturing facilities, professional and business service providers, and the investors that are providing private equity for such cannabis-related ventures.
The program, in conjunction with California Cannabis Business Expo on March 3-5 in San Francisco, differs from Oaksterdam’s existing offerings on campus, online or on-the-road seminars because it has been crafted to meet the specific needs of cannabis business decision-makers. The program will focus on cannabis law, legal business structures, an intro to horticulture and a cultivation equipment lab. Program participants will have access to the day’s expo activities, providing ample opportunities for networking.
Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University, will facilitate this special program, which includes four classes taught by two renowned professionals in the cannabis industry: Jeff Jones, a long-time cannabis advocate and cultivation educator in Oakland, and Robert Raich, a leading medical cannabis attorney who has been involved in medical cannabis legal issues for decades.
“As more people enter the cannabis industry, it is so important to understand how to mitigate their legal, social and political risk,” Dale Sky Jones said in a statement. “That is the focus of this program and it ties in nicely with everything the California Cannabis Business Expo has to offer. Plus, those earning Oaksterdam certification for this course will be able to take any future elective or advanced classes at OU, as well as enjoy networking during the rest of the Expo.”
Existing prerequisite courses for Oaksterdam’s advanced business and horticulture classes require students to enroll in either a two-day seminar or a full semester to learn about a range of topics from cannabis history and politics to science and law enforcement.
“While the college’s basic courses are comprehensive for anyone, the focus normally pertains to individuals, patients, and caregivers. Tailoring the information for the business professional is what makes this prerequisite course special,” Jones said.
Registration is still open, and the program will take place at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square on March 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with the program including lunch and full access to the exhibit hall, which will feature a special interview with Ed Rosenthal.
The California Cannabis Business Expo follows MJIC Media’s inaugural event, the Marijuana Investor Summit in Denver in April 2014, which drew more than 1,000 people and 100 exhibitors. On March 3-5, the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco will present a unique opportunity for you to learn about the state of cannabis in California from those shaping the legal landscape.
Tickets to the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco can be purchased online.