Harborside Health Center is a collective of patients united together for the common good, as envisioned by Executive Director Steve DeAngelo. After Harborside's six-and-a-half successful years operating in Oakland, Alameda County's Board of Supervisors officially agrees. Despite a dramatic and rocky year for the California medical cannabis industry, local officials recognized a job well done by awarding Steve DeAngelo an official commendation for his service to the community.
The Commendation of Service was given to Harborside Health Center (HHC) for its six years of providing the community with free alternative holistic medicine, and to Steve DeAngelo, HHC co-founder and national cannabis leader, for his four decades of cannabis activism and advocacy. Supervisor Nate Miley (pictured above) presented the commendation.
"Last year was a roller coaster of legal entanglements with the federal government," said DeAngelo. "It's heartening to get this kind of recognition from the Board of Supervisors. We continue to be encouraged by this kind of visible support from our local officials, and will continue to serve our patients and community in every possible way."