An Update From Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director Of Harborside Health Center
Joe | Aug 08, 2012 | Comments 0
The executive director of Harborside Health Center in Oakland, CA – the biggest medical marijuana dispensary in the world – Steve DeAngelo, has posted a video update that cover not only events a t Harborside, but elsewhere in California, plus Colorado and Washington state as well.
“The federal government is not going to stop unless we do something about it,” Steve says, referencing the federal medical marijuana crackdown, and he’s right. Change only happens through vigorous activism and fighting with every effort you can muster.
In the video below, Steve mentions an op-ed he wrote for The San Francisco Chronicle, and that can be found here. “Harborside has achieved what I set out to do,” Steve writes. “It is a model in ensuring that medical cannabis patients receive medicine that is safe and effective, and is provided in full compliance with state law.
“That’s why U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag was unable to allege even one specific act of wrongdoing on the part of Harborside Health Center when she initiated legal proceedings to seize the properties where we are located. There was no allegation that we were too close to a school, or that we had violated state medical cannabis laws. Instead, she justified her actions by articulating the general principle that, “The larger the operation, the greater the likelihood that there will be abuse of the state’s medical marijuana laws.” But the reason Harborside has the largest number of patients is because we’ve provided our patients the highest level of care. And that is a principle we will not compromise - ever.”
Without resistance, tyranny is allowed to grow, unchecked.