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Moving a Mountain: Pioneer and Advocate Jeff Jones Reflects on 20 Years in the Cannabis Industry

Note: This blog post was originally written for Oaksterdam University’s Cannabis Industry Today.

It’s been 20 years since the Oakland Cannabis Buyers Club (OCBC) set up shop in the heart of downtown Oakland. 1,284 more words

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Using Pesticides on Cannabis: Insights From OU’s Dale Sky Jones on Getting it Right

Last month Oaksterdam University’s Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones was a speaker at the Spring 2016 Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida. She joined Wanda James, the CEO of Simply Pure Colorado, on stage to debate the pros and cons of cannabis pesticides; prior to the debate they both had to be prepared to argue either side. 1,013 more words

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Why Our Word Choices Matter When Talking About Cannabis

I regularly write for Oaksterdam University’s blog Cannabis Industry Today. This post was originally published on that blog on March 17, 2016.  

We all look forward to the day when cannabis is legal across the United States. 460 more words

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How to Better Protect Your Cannabis Business Facebook Page; 6 Steps to Take Now

If you’re in the cannabis industry and have a page on Facebook, you are probably watching as one of the world’s largest social media platforms is taking down marijuana dispensary pages. 1,022 more words

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California Looks To Hire Medical Marijuana Czar

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – It’s a job posting you don’t see every day: California wants to hire a medical marijuana czar. While it could be a very lucrative opportunity, it does come with some catches. 206 more words


Brookings Institution Report Welcomed, But Not Enough Regarding Scheduling Medical Cannabis

When the well-respected Brookings Institution issued its report, Ending the U.S. Government’s War on Medical Marijuana Research, there may have been a unified sigh of relief from medical cannabis advocates. 726 more words

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