Oaksterdam University, a non-accredited cannabis college, held a 10-session seminar in Washington at the end of June. The college has more than 100-students and has described itself a cross between a trade school and advocacy group; their slogan, with an ivy-league inspired crest, reads, “Cannabis freedom is closer than you think.”
The university opened in 2007 and costs students $800 -- which, comparing to the traditional cost of a college education, is a minimal price for a student’s future. During the seminar Dean of Oaksterdam University Aseem Sappal said, “It’s really important that you spread education because there’s way too much that people don’t realize. You’re going to continue to pass laws, and all of a sudden you’re going to start a dispensary, which is great. But who’s going to teach you how to open that dispensary? Who’s going to teach you how to cultivate?”
The Oaksterdam administration believes federal legalization is in the near future and the university is looking to expand and open multiple campuses around the nation in addition to their flagship campus in Oakland, California. New York City or Washington D.C have been rumored as the next possible campus locations. Who is ready to go back to school?