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Executive Director

Harborside Health Center
1840 Embarcadero
Oakland , California 94606
United States

Company Description: Harborside Health Center was founded to provide a new model of excellence in medical cannabis, and has earned an unmatched reputation throughout the industry and...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • University of Maryland
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* Steve DeAngelo - CEO, ...
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* Steve DeAngelo - CEO, Harborside Health Center; Co-founder, ArcView Group; Co-founder, Steep Hill Labs * DeAngelo is most known for his flagship dispensary, Harborside Health Center in California, and his Discovery Channel reality show Weed Wars. He also has lent his name, time and financial support to countless industry groups.
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Steve DeAngelo is an undisputed national leader and provocative visionary in the cannabis industry, with four decades of activism and advocacy in the cannabis reform movement. News teams from around the globe have featured Steve, including major media outlets in the United States, Canada, Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and the United Kingdom. Steve's landmark Harborside Health Center in Cali- fornia has also been covered extensively as a model for the emerging cannabis industry nationwide; it is a place where safe access, com- passionate and responsible use, and lab-tested, high-quality medicine, is offered to patients in great need of relief from a wide range of medical conditions.
An engaging speaker and interview subject, Steve DeAngelo has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, CNN, the Associated Press, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, the BBC, the Discovery Channel, Fortune Magazine, Forbes Magazine, and every major television network news source in the country. His creation of a model medical cannabis dispensary that sets the best practices for an entire industry, along with his lifelong cannabis activism and encyclopedic knowledge in this arena, has made Steve one of the world's foremost cannabis experts and respected speakers on this controversial issue.
Harborside Health Center His activist education started early. Stephen DeAngelo was born in Philadelphia in 1958 and raised in Washington, D.C., where his father worked for the Kennedy administration. At a young age, Steve was influenced by his parents' involvement in the Civil Rights movement and his father's work with the Peace Corps (1967-1969) - but most significantly when the family returned to the U.S. from India as the Vietnam War and its atrocities were prominent in the news. Feeling the turbulent signs of the times, Steve began skipping school to attend antiwar demonstrations - in 7th grade he organized the takeover of his school's gymnasium in solidarity with one of these antiwar demonstrations. By the time he was a teenager Steve was aware that his political dissent could very well result in going to jail or being shot. Nonetheless, that didn't stop him. At 16 years old Steve dropped out of school to join the Yippies, and was the key organizer of the annual Fourth of July (Marijuana) Smoke-Ins in front of the White House.
Steve spent several years as a street activist, and then transitioned between activism and entrepreneurial endeavors. It wasn't easy. As he grew from a teenager to a young man in his 20s, Steve put the skills he learned as a street activist (event planning, stage management and promotions) to work in the music industry. He became an Independent concert promoter, nightclub manager and record producer. Steve soon renovated two movie theaters and converted them to live music venues - yet another model developed way before its time. He played a key role in the rehabilitation of the Adams Morgan neighborhood in D.C., with the opening of the Beat Club and renovation of Ontario Theater from movies to live performances.
In 1984 Steve completed his interrupted education, summa cum laude from the University of Maryland in two and a half years. After graduation he opened the legendary Nuthouse, which High Times Magazine called a version of the famous Family Dog in San Francisco.
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After helping Jack edit and publish the manuscript, Steve became a prime organizer of the first Hemp Museum and Hemp Tour, which brought the news about hemp to hundreds of universities nationwide.
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Before long, Steve had completely exhausted the available supply of twine in the United States, so he traveled to Eastern Europe in search of a reliable source. That trip led to the 1990 founding of Ecolution, a pioneering company that manufactured hemp clothing and accessories, and exported them to retail stores in 50 states and 21 foreign countries. This enterprise again enabled Steve to cross-pollinate his extraordinary leadership and activism skills, helping Ecolution grow into one of the most professional and mainstream hemp companies in the country. Steve sees hemp and cannabis as one issue, not two. He believes that the 1937 legislation that made cannabis illegal was passed due to influence from moneyed interests like the Hearst and DuPont Corporations, which saw hemp as a threat to their investments in timber and plastics.
In 1998, two years after California passed its landmark medical cannabis initiative, Steve played a key leadership role in the passage of Washington, D.C.'s medical cannabis legislation, Initiative 59. Despite winning with 69% of the vote, and in every single precinct in the city, the U.S. Congress used its power to veto implementation of I-59. Shocked and disillusioned by this violation of majority rule, Steve decided to move to California where, unlike D.C., medical cannabis legislation was not subject to a congressional veto.
Steve arrived in California in 2000, and immersed himself in the local medical cannabis milieu. He was one of the original founding members of Americans for Safe Access, the premier advocacy group for medical cannabis patients. He wrote and produced a short documentary film called, "For Medical Use Only," 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 in action October 2006, when he won a highly competitive request for proposal (RFP) process and was issued a medical cannabis dispensary license by the City of Oakland.
Steve launched Harborside Health Center 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 wide array of other patient services. This innovative approach generated widespread acceptance and notoriety, with acclaim by the community, city council, and local law enforcement in Northern California and beyond. In 2007 Steve was a founder in the creation and development of Steep Hill Labs, California's premier medical cannabis analysis laboratory for safety screening and quality assurance. He also founded The Arc View Investment group, pairing angel investors with cannabis entrepreneurs.
"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.
This is an important moment in time and history that is empowering the country to change its image and perception of cannabis. Steve DeAngelo and Harborside Health Center are leading the way globally, while the rest of the world is now discovering the many health benefits of this amazing plant.
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Andrew and his brother Steve DeAngelo continued their pursuit of changing medical cannabis laws by raising funds, collecting signatures, and eventually passing Initiative 59, a medical cannabis legalization law in the City of Washington D.C. in November of 1998--a law that was initially overturned by Republicans in the U.S Congress.
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Andrew also worked with his brother Steve in the successful operation of Ecolution Inc. a hemp clothing company in the 1990s and helped Ecolution grow to over $1 Million in annual revenue.
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Ecolution was sold when Andrew and Steve decided to leave the Washington D.C area and return to California where medical cannabis was legal and accepted.
About Marijuana Business Daily, Published by Marijuana Business Media : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
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Steve DeAngelo, Guest Columnist Steve is executive director of Oakland-based Harborside Health Center, the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the country. A cannabis leader, visionary and well-known industry advocate, Steve has created a model business for the medical marijuana industry.
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STEVE DEANGELO, PRESIDENT
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Steve DeAngelo has spent his entire career at the intersection of cannabis activism and entrepreneurship. As CEO of Harborside Health Center, Steve co-founded and directed California's most widely acclaimed medical cannabis dispensary-and set a new standard of excellence for the entire industry. Steve also launched the industry's first lab testing service, Steep Hill Labs. Steve spent the decade of the 1990's leading Ecolution, Inc., a pioneering producer of industrial hemp goods that sold to retail stores in all 50 states and 21 countries. Steve played an instrumental role in the passage of Proposition 59, Washington DC's medical cannabis initiative; co-producing Hempilation I and II CDs with Capricorn Records; and organizing the world famous 4th of July demostrations at the White House. He was the the star of the Discovery Channel's reality show Weed Wars.
The potential upside is enormous: ArcView ...
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The potential upside is enormous: ArcView President Steve DeAngelo, a pioneer in California's medical cannabis movement, estimates it could grow to $100 billion to $200 billion a year if national prohibition ends.
The investor group itself is emblematic of marijuana's rising fortunes. Started five years ago, ArcView Group had barely 100 members this time last year and now has more than 400 vetted investors looking for places to put their money, DeAngelo says.
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