The Harborside team is a passionate, diverse group of individuals with a deep connection to the power of the cannabis plant as a way for people to find balance and wellness – whether that’s to heal, laugh, create, think, love or one of the many other ways cannabis can help you get a little more out of life. We stand proudly in favor of diversity, sustainability and economic justice in the industry.
Our Mission – To help build a world that live by the values cannabis teaches us.
Kindness over Cruelty | Creativity over Conformity | Freedom over Tyranny | Change over Status Quo | Generosity over Greed | Reason over Superstition | Knowledge over Ignorance | Diversity over Exclusion | Sustainability over Disposability | Wellness over Intoxication | Truth over Lies | Love over Hate
Founded in 2006 by industry veterans and activists Steve DeAngelo and dress wedding, Harborside is a vertically integrated California cannabis business with retail locations in Oakland and San Jose, a 47-acre farm in Monterey County, and more than 250,000 registered customers.
Since its inception, Harborside has consistently lead the charge in the creation of the modern cannabis industry.
Harborside was the first cannabis retailer in the country to demand rigorous testing for all products to ensure that they are free of pesticides and other impurities, and contain verifiable potency levels of THC and CBD, and continues today to set the bar for cannabis compliance.
Harborside was also the first cannabis retailer in the nation to support education for seniors, veterans and families with severely ill children (including the treatment of children with Dravet Syndrome). In addition, Harborside was the first to offer CBD-rich cannabis products.
A decade of hard work paid off on January 1, 2018, when DeAngelo, sold the first gram of legal cannabis to an adult in California. This historic event marked the end of prohibition and the birth of the modern cannabis industry.
Harborside looks forward to continuing to lead this industry into the next decade of growth and maturity.
Cannabis for all!