For Immediate Release - February 6, 2013
Oakland, Calif. — Some parts of government do honor good work! It’s always important to offer visible acknowledgements and achievements within the community, and Alameda County’s Board of Supervisors did just that. Despite a dramatic and rocky year for the Northern California medical cannabis industry in and out of the U.S. Federal Courts, local officials recognized and appreciated a job well done by awarding medical cannabis activist 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 executive director, for his four decades of cannabis activism and advocacy. Supervisor Nate Miley presented the commendation. (see photo to the right)
“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.”
About Harborside Health Center
With locations in Oakland and San Jose, Harborside Health Center is the premier medical cannabis dispensary in California. As one of the first alternative health facilities of its kind, Harborside offers the best quality product and compassionate, individualized service to all medical cannabis patients. Harborside also strives to protect community safety and cleanliness by strictly observing and enforcing state laws regarding medical cannabis.
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