Steve DeAngelo Keynote Speaker At New West Summit in San Francisco

Author of ‘The Cannabis Manifesto:  A New Paradigm for Wellness’  &  Executive Director of Harborside Health Centers Nov 20th-21st in San Francisco, CA

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Steve DeAngelo joins the latest cannabis industry discussions November 21-22 in San Francisco at the New West Summit. Friday, November 20th at 930AM DeAngelo helps to kick off the conference as keynote speaker on the opening panel “Forecasting US Legalization 2016”. Dubbed the “TechCrunch Disrupt” of the cannabis industry, New West Summit’s expertly curated, two-day, 15-panel conference and exhibition will feature over 30 exhibitors, 50 speakers, and include 1,000 attendees. The Summit will forecast legalization in 2016, funding trends, the next crop of mobile apps, the technologies disrupting cultivation, extraction and vaporization, intellectual property, media and marketing, and more.

Renowned activist/entrepreneur Steve DeAngelo continues his successful and vital contributions to the cannabis industry. His recently released book, “The Cannabis Manifesto has climbed the charts, reaching #1 in three Amazon categories. DeAngelo is 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. The book is a toolkit for activists, a primer for the newly curious, and a roadmap for lawmakers and regulators. It mixes political polemics, history and the latest science about cannabis in an intelligent, well researched and highly informative read.

“There is not greater authority in the United States on marijuana and the laws surrounding it than Steve DeAngelo”
-Morgan Spurlock Oscar Nominated Documentary Filmmaker and CNN’s ‘Inside Man’

“Steve DeAngelo is the kind of devoted activist who normally would get hospitals and schools named after him, if he had been advocating something more mainstream. He is articulate, fiercely tenacious, and lives by his own principles, in life and in business.”
-Peter Sagal, NPR, Host Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

About Steve DeAngelo & Harborside Health Centers
“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 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. His debut book, “The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness,” is available now; in the book’s foreword, Willie L. Brown, Jr., 41st mayor of San Francisco, calls DeAngelo, “the father of the legal cannabis industry.” DeAngelo was named one of the most influential people and “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.

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