Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op
Long-time cannabis activist Steve DeAngelo has left California’s Harborside Inc., the company announced in a press release.
DeAngelo co-founded Harborside in 2006 as a non-profit medical cannabis dispensary. The company was granted one of the first six medical cannabis licenses in the United States and offerscomprehensive cannabis education for seniors, veterans, and families with severely and chronically ill children.
DeAngelo successfully defended Harborside against multiple attempts by the U.S. Department of Justice to shut the business down. DeAngelo also played a role in getting Prop 64 passed, California’s adult-use cannabis law, and was pivotal to the passage of Initiative 59, Washington D.C.’s medical cannabis law. In 2019, DeAngelo founded the Last Prisoner Project, which seeks to undo the past and continuing harms brought on by the War on Drugs and free cannabis prisoners across the U.S.
LLP helped secure the release of Richard DeLisi, believed to be the longest-serving non-violent cannabis prisoner in America, last month.