Oaksterdam University Offers Grants for FREE Cannabis Courses to Federal Government Workers and Contractors Facing Precarious Future

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Includes Online and On-Campus Classes–Grant Application Deadline is February 28, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Oaksterdam University (OU) is proud to offer grants for FREE classes to federal government workers and contractors wanting to learn a new trade as a contingency plan for the next government shutdown. Because OU fights for cannabis policy reform, it has a long history working with the federal government and recognizes that federal employees and their families may need contingency plans for a career change or to survive another government shutdown. Holding a federal government job used to equate to stability. But, after an estimated 800,000 of federal workers recently faced a record-setting 35-day federal government shutdown, plus many more contractors, those directly impacted not only return to backlogged work but continue to face a precarious future should political poker force another shutdown of the federal government.

Federal government workers and contractors must apply to take free OU online or on-campus classes by contacting the OU Admissions Manager

at or 510-251-1544 and providing proof of employment (such as a current pay stub, etc) or proof of employment under federal government contract. Students taking OU online classes choose where and when they want to access the coursework, can learn at their own pace, and connect with an easy-to-use mobile-friendly learning system for presentations, materials, and tests. Those interested in on-campus seminar coursework must be willing to travel to Oaksterdam University and will be limited to the first 5 qualifying applicants per seminar (Horticulture or CannaBusiness). February 28, 2019, is the deadline for applications. NOTE: Federal employees interested in taking advantage of this program should first check their respective agency’s rules regarding the acceptance of loans, gifts, or other items of monetary value, before applying for this program.

“The US cannabis industry’s economic impact could hit $80 billion by 2022,” says Oaksterdam University Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones. “Having a comprehensive cannabis education from Oaksterdam University provides the best and most direct path for success in the cannabis industry.  OU has been the instigator and is now the intersection of education on cannabis, policy, and reform and has been assisting regulators, elected officials and their staffers understand this issue for two decades.”

From horticulture to business and patient/customer relations, Oaksterdam University offers comprehensive educational programs. All OU coursework is developed by the cannabis industry’s top subject matter experts who are also practitioners in their fields. Course content provides the latest actionable information and techniques that can immediately be transferred to a career in the cannabis industry. Oaksterdam University has provided thousands of scholarships and grants for veterans, patients and equity recipients for over 11 years. What are OU alumni doing today? Visit the website to see testimonials.

If you are a federal government worker or contractor impacted by the shutdown and want to apply for a grant, please contact OU Admissions Manager at or 510-251-1544 by February 28, 2019.

For more information contact:
Oaksterdam University Campus
Jeff Stizza, OU Government and Public Affairs,
Dale Sky Jones, Oaksterdam University Executive Chancellor,

About Oaksterdam University: Since 2007, Oaksterdam University has been the forerunner in providing the highest quality training offered in the cannabis industry and the first institution to address the growing needs of the marijuana movement, from patients to regulators. Such a focus has established Oaksterdam University as the first and only cannabis college with a comprehensive curriculum in cannabis business and horticulture. OU also trains regulators including city officials, state agencies, and legislative staff as well as evaluators overseeing medical marijuana license applications. Our faculty is comprised of professionals, academics, and entrepreneurs. OU alumni—over 40,000 from over 40 countries —are the most active in the world. Online classes are available.

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