An inspired leader, Steve DeAngelo has almost four decades of activism and advocacy in the cannabis reform movement. His vision and leadership have been featured by news teams from around the globe including major news outlets in the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Steve has been featured by the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the BBC; Fortune magazine and literally every major network news source in the country. His creation of a model medical cannabis dispensary and lifelong cannabis activism coupled with his extensive knowledge in this arena has made him one of the most respected speakers in the cannabis and hemp industries.
Steve was one of the original founding members of Americans for Safe Access, the premier advocacy group for medical cannabis patients. He wrote and produced For Medical Use Only, a short documentary film; helped organize several legal cannabis gardens, and invented a new form of cannabis concentrate. All the while, he laid plans for a new type of medical cannabis dispensary. Steve got the chance to put his plans into action in October of 2006, when he was issued a medical cannabis dispensary license by the City of Oakland.
Steve launched Harborside Health Center (HHC) to bring a new model of professionalism and integrity to the industry. Harborside quickly gained recognition for its free holistic care clinic, laboratory tested medicine, low-income care package program, and a wide array of other patient services "Out of the shadows and into the light" epitomizes Steve's mission. His work to expose the myths created about cannabis, and to promote the positive science that is starting to emerge about it, aims to enlighten the public on the many benefits of the cannabis plant.
Courtesy of Harborside Health Center. For more about Steve DeAngelo, read his full bio on Harborside's web site.