2015 High Times Business Summit Dec 14th-16th at the Washington Hilton in Washington DC
KEYNOTE: Steve DeAngelo Author of ‘The Cannabis Manifesto’
Tuesday December 15th 9:00AM
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 9, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Join cannabis industry leaders and entrepreneurs along with activists, policy-makers and healthcare providers for the first ever ‘HIGH TIMES Business Summit’ in Washington DC. This three day event offers the best in the business with over 100 exhibitors and more than 2,000 business insiders. Network, learn, grow and teach!
Steve DeAngelo leads the way, continuing his vital contributions to the industry. A perfect addition to this cannabis professional ‘meeting of the minds’ event, Steve DeAngelo’s expert talk will highlight his recently released book, “The Cannabis Manifesto”, which has climbed the charts, reaching #1 in three Amazon categories. As a national thought leader, educator and co-founder of three of the most successful companies in the cannabis industry-Harborside Health Centers, Steep Hill Lab and The ArcView Group-DeAngelo has spent over 40 years as an activist and advocate for the plant, leading the way to legalization. Steve DeAngelo’s vision, leadership and success have been featured by news teams around the globe including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, the Associated Press, NPR, and the BBC. His creation of the landmark Harborside Health Center, the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world, set the standard for providing safe access to lab-tested, high quality medicine. Learn from the best at HIGH TIMES Business Summit. Steve DeAngelo speaks Tuesday December 15th at 9:00AM.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness (published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Penguin/Random House) DeAngelo makes a compelling case for the legalization of marijuana and expands the dialogue on how cannabis can be part of an entire wellness lifestyle choice. Based on his experience educating and providing services to tens of thousands of patients at Harborside, DeAngelo’s argument begins with the controversial premise that there is no such thing as recreational cannabis use. As a thought leader, pioneer and veteran in the cannabis reform movement, DeAngelo has worked for decades to dispel the myths and stigmas surrounding cannabis, and to promote the positive science that is emerging about it. DeAngelo’s Manifesto explores the history of cannabis as a medicine, the devastating consequences of its prohibition, and its future as a regulated consumer product. This engaging primer on the past, present, and future of cannabis will challenge readers to rethink everything they thought they knew about the plant, while exploring and defending its responsible use.
About Steve DeAngelo and Harborside Health Center
“Harborside Health Center, a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary with locations in Oakland and San Jose, California, is looked upon as a model of how others could operate.” – The New York Times
Founded in 2006 by Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center is the most respected and largest medical cannabis dispensary in the United States. Harborside has over 200,000 registered patients and was first in the nation to support education for seniors, veterans and families with severely ill children; first in the country to offer CBD-rich medicine, and the first to treat children with Dravet syndrome. Harborside continues to set an example of diversity and compliance, and is one of the prime advocates of diversity, sustainability and economic justice in the industry.
DeAngelo also co-founded the nation’s first cannabis-testing facility, Steep Hill Labs, and the country’s first cannabis investment and research firm, The ArcView Group. In his debut book, “The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness,” Willie L. Brown, Jr., 41st mayor of San Francisco, calls DeAngelo, “the father of the legal cannabis industry.” DeAngelo was named “gatekeeper” of the marijuana industry in 2015 by the International Business Times and one of the most influential people in the cannabis industry in 2014 by the Cannabis Business Executive.