Steve DeAngelo is a prominent, life-long cannabis entrepreneur, activist, author, and on-screen personality. He co-founded several iconic cannabis businesses and organizations: Harborside, Steep Hill Laboratory, the Arc-View Group, and the National Cannabis Industry Association.
Steve’s creative projects include a book, The Cannabis Manifesto; and a Discovery Channel mini-series, Weed Wars. He was a lead organizer and fundraiser for I-59, Washington DC’s medical cannabis initiative; and is famed for his successful litigation against the Department of Justice, which halted DOJ’s last-ditch 2011 campaign to shut down California’s medical cannabis dispensaries.
He lives in California with three dogs, three cats, and his lovely wife Yolanda.
Steve Becomes the lead organizer of the annual Yippie Fourth of July Smoke-In in Washington D.C for 10 years.
Steve spearheads efforts to legalize medical cannabis through Initiative 59 in his hometown of D.C.
After establishing Harborside, DeAngelo co-founded the first commercial cannabis lab in the country, Steep Hill Labs, to support a socially responsible industry and ensure cannabis products comply with public safety standards.
2010, he co-founded The Arcview Group, a cannabis angel investment network and research firm dedicated to galvanizing progressive drug policy reform by empowering a responsible, profitable industry. The network includes more than 600 accredited investors, and has raised at least $150 million for 160 cannabis-related companies to date.
2014, Declared one of the most influential people in the cannabis industry in 2014 by Cannabis Business Executive.
2015, Called a “gatekeeper” of the cannabis industry in 2015 by the International Business Times
2016, named one of the seven “most powerful people” in America’s cannabis industry by Fortune
2017, Cannabis Business Summit, the most influential cannabis trade show in the U.S., hosted in the epicenter of the cannabis movement, by the industry’s only national trade association, the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo is an award-winning event that brings together the industry’s brightest minds.
2018, Over 40+ speaking events to date.
Many projects on the go and will be announced in 2019.