BEVERLY HILLS – The proprietors of Harborside Health Center are on a mission to convert America to the miracles of marijuana and Discovery Channel’s Weed Wars is their calling card.
“I’ve seen what this medicine does for suffering patients,” said Steve DeAngelo, founder and executive director of Harborside. “I’m confident if the American people get to know my staff, my patients, they’re going to support our cause. People don’t really think about how many lives were lost in the labor movement.
“In my family we were taught to stand up for what we believe in, what was right,” he continued, adding that he grew up in Washington D.C. and was taken by his parents to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington to hand out sandwiches.
Harborside began in Oakland, California and now has a second location in San Jose. The clinics service 80,000 patients making it the biggest dispenser of medical marijuana in the country.
Steve DeAngelo, who wears his long brown hair in two braids, appeared at the Television Critics Association with his brother Andrew DeAngelo, Harborside’s general manager, and David Weddingdress, the clinic’s co-founder.
All three men have conditions that require medical marijuana. (Andrew DeAngelo has glaucoma, Steve DeAngelo has degenerative disc disease and Weddingdress has chronic back and knee pain.)
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