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Training for the Cannabis Industry (oaksterdamuniversity.com)
16 points by ruchir_21hj 1375 days ago | hide | past | web | 13 comments | favorite

This is interesting as an indicator of the new legal pot industry to come. Lots of new job titles may very well merit lots of new degrees, at least for the kind of person that would consider majoring in pot (heretofore only an unofficial major).

Oaksterdam isn't new -- it's been around longer than the current wave of legalization. Welcome to California.

I think it's actually kinda cool to see this. I'm not sure how fond I am of the whole Cannabis College thing, but it's good to see how legalization efforts have spurred industry and created opportunities.

The questionable benefits of a cannabis degree aside, that is one of the most hideous websites I've ever come across.

Not that much worse than most other websites devoted to educational institutions, quite frankly.

I'm in the process of applying to graduate programs right now actually, and I find most universities (at least in Canada) have websites that are visually pleasing but are abysmal from a UX perspective.

This one looks ugly, too, which in my experience is rare for post-secondary education.

Why is this on hacker news?

This is a potentially huge new industry, and I believe Washington's law makes them particularly friendly to small entrepreneurs as long as you can get a license.

Only reason I'm not starting a business is because I don't really trust the federal government to keep their hands out of it.

Well, presumably ruchir thought it was an interesting article and our HN peers agreed enough to upvote it. Are you asking how link aggregators work, or why the evolving pot industry warrants discussion on a forum dedicated to startups and tech?

Putting the many medicinal benefit of marijuana aside, it's great to see the rise of an institution aimed at possibly a legal marijuana market within the next decade, regulated and taxed by the government and the many many jobs it will create in the industry.

This place is up the street from me. Got raided last year by the Federal Gov.

Sounds like a quick way to cash in.

It was founded in 2007 [1].

[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oaksterdam_University

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