Cannabis Trailblazer Andrew DeAngelo (Pt 2)

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In this 2 part series we dive into Andrew DeAngelo’s 35-year journey as a cannabis industry trailblazer. He has spent most of his life advocating for legalization and helping cannabis businesses launch, grow, and scale.

Part 2 of my interview with Andrew DeAngelo covers the journey from starting The Last Prisoner Project to developing the Andrew DeAngelo Consulting company. Andrew dives deep into the realities of the criminal justice system's biased war on drugs and why we need to work together to call for cannabis justice reform. LPP is working to bring innocent people out of prison and helping to establish them back in society. He also gives extremely valuable insights for dispensary owners to grow and scale their businesses.  

Andrew DeAngelo, Global Cannabis Consultant & Strategic Advisor / Executive Coach, Founder of Andrew DeAngelo Consulting

Andrew DeAngelo is a visionary leader with a proven track record of enacting systemic social change and developing best practices in cannabis. Andrew lends his vast cannabis business and political expertise as a consultant for hire to the global cannabis community at large, including several strategic partnerships with the world's leading cannabis-centric service firms. Over two decades as an activist, Andrew worked on a variety of voter initiatives which legalized medical and adult-use cannabis in San Francisco, Washington D.C, and the State of California.

As a co-founder of Harborside, Andrew has pioneered legal cannabis business processes and provided groundbreaking political engagement and thought leadership to the cannabis community — leading the design and development of gold-standard cannabis retail by innovating many “firsts” for the industry. This includes:

  • Introducing CBD medicines to heal severely epileptic children
  • Implementing the first lab-testing program in the history of cannabis dispensing
  • Creating child-resistant packaging for edibles
  • Standardizing inventory tracking
  • Initiating senior outreach
  • Successfully preventing the federal government from seizing Harborside in forfeiture actions against the company in 2012.

Andrew is co-founder and Chairperson of the Board for the non-profit Last Prisoner Project (LPP) and a founding Board of Directors member of the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) where he served from 2013 to 2020.

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