Cannabis activist and entrepreneur Steve DeAngelo leaves California cannabis company, Harborside Inc

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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 offers comprehensive cannabis education for seniors, veterans, and families with severely and chronically ill children. America’s longest-serving, non-violent cannabis offender has been released from prison Michael Thompson, imprisoned for 25 years for selling three pounds of cannabis, to receive parole hearing in November Advocacy group demands release of cannabis prisoners in wake of coronavirus outbreak 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. “Harborside was founded on the principle of providing safe and affordable access to cannabis for those who require it,” DeAngelo said in the press release. “I’m proud of the immense work that has been completed to get us to where we are today and wish the very best for the Company as it continues to grow. Moving forward, I will continue to focus on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues and opportunities in the legal cannabis industry.” Harborside chairman, Matt Hawkins, thanked DeAngelo for his service to the company and to the larger cannabis reform movement. The company has eliminated…

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