Steve DeAngelo of Harborside Health Center on National Panel on Marijuana Legalization at The New Yorker Festival

Marijuana Discussion: Scientists, Academics & Advocates Address Dynamics of an Ever-Shifting Sociopolitical Landscape

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, Oct. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 4 p.m., at SVA Theatre in Manhattan (333 W 23rd St., New York, NY), cannabis industry advocate, leader and visionary, Steve DeAngelo, will speak on The New Yorker Festival's 'Blunt Talk' panel featuring scientists, academics and advocates to address the dynamic environment surrounding the burgeoning medical cannabis industry in an ever-shifting sociopolitical landscape.

The irrefutable architect of the legal cannabis industry in the United States, Steve DeAngelo has been at the forefront of cannabis research, activism and reform for four decades. A vigorous champion for responsible cannabis access and an inspiring public speaker, DeAngelo is instrumental in moving medical cannabis out of the shadows and into mainstream recognition. With his encyclopedic proficiency in the realm of medical cannabis, combined with an insightful vision of compassionate, fair and safe access, DeAngelo's tireless work continues to shift the mythological medical cannabis paradigm from that of ignorance and rejection, to one of empathy and acceptance.

At the vanguard of the industry, DeAngelo co-founded three ground-breaking medical cannabis companies: The landmark Harborside Medical Center – the nation's largest medical marijuana dispensary with nearly 170,000 registered patients. Steep Hill Laboratory - the nation's first cannabis-testing laboratory facility and The ArcView Group - the country's first cannabis investment and research firm.

Steve DeAngelo was featured in the Discovery Channel miniseries, 'Weed Wars' and on CNN's 'Inside Man.' Recent print features include The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Bloomberg, International Business Times, San Francisco Chronicle and dozens more national and global publications and broadcasts.

What: The New Yorker Festival's Blunt Talk Panel Featuring Steve DeAngelo
When: Saturday, October 11th, 2014, 4 p.m.
Where: MasterCard Stage at SVA Theatre 1, 333 West 23rd St. New York, NY 10011 (map)
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