Join 420 Celebrations at Harborside, Voted "Best Dispensary in the State"

Harborside’s 420 Celebrations Include Launch of New Spring Flower Collection, Curated & Rated Index Products, Demos from Award Winning Brands + More

Oakland, California, UNITED STATES

Oakland, CA, April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spring is here and 420 is upon us. Help Harborside celebrate during special hours on Friday April 20th from 9 AM to 8 PM. Join us at our Oakland and San Jose locations to celebrate the day with product demonstrations, food and coffee vendors, a very special art exhibit, and the launch of our new Spring Collection of Flowers. Steve DeAngelo  and Andrew DeAngelo will stop by both locations. Look for live music and a book signing!

Spring Collection of Flowers 

In partnership with a team of experts, Harborside is thrilled to introduce our new Spring Collection of Flowers. After months of travel and painstaking review, we’ve assembled a curated collection of 20 strains from separate harvests around the state that have yielded exceptional flowers. The results are top shelf and high-grade flowers that are beyond comparison. To check out the promotions good through April 21st, visit

To help you find your perfect flower, we are pleased to introduce the Harborside Index (HI).  Crafted after the Robert Parker wine rating system, the HI is a 0-100 point quality rating that evaluates single harvest flowers on a combination of key criteria including: potency, scent, flavor profile, color, and flower structure.  The information gathered will help customers, old and new, educate themselves on the nuances of each strain like never before. Rigorous testing and painstaking curation has gone into this new system.  A full explanation of the index can be found here:

Special Art Exhibit for 420 Celebration of Limited Edition Posters

Harborside will host an art show by artist Jason McHugh of Califari Art. Best known as an actor and producer for creative work with Trey Parker and Matt Stone (Southpark, Cannibal The Musical, Orgazmo), Jason will be on site with the exhibition. "I am really excited about the Jack poster and others - and thrilled to have it be the first officially licensed product of the Jack Herer Estate", said Jason. Jack “The Hemperor” Herer is known as one of the most influential figures in the modern legalization movement; the award-winning strain in his honor - now commemorated in poster art - will be available for sale at the exhibit.

Preview more strain artwork here:

Special Product Demonstrations All Day

Some of California's leading manufacturers will be at both San Jose and Oakland Harborside locations, including Absolute Extracts, Prana, Lola Lola, Utopia, Gold Drop, and more. Meet with inspiring entrepreneurs who are crafting the highest quality products in this new era of modern cannabis.

Everyone over 21 is invited to participate! The highly trained staff of Harborside will lead you in the exploration of new exciting product lines. Find the perfect flower and products to kick off your Spring season! Browse the entire collection at Harborside Oakland and San Jose locations or online. Visit

About Harborside 

"Harborside, 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

Co-founded in 2006 by Steve DeAngelo and dress wedding, Harborside is the most respected and largest single cannabis dispensary in the United States. Harborside has over 300,00 registered members and was first in the nation to form a lab to test cannabis, first 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 sustainability and economic justice in the industry as part of its core mission.

Steve 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 book, The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness, is published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Penguin/Random House. 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 by the Cannabis Business Executive in 2014, as well as one of the most powerful leaders in the US cannabis industry by Fortune Magazine in 2016.


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