Steve DeAngelo (born June 12, 1958), is an activist and advocate for cannabis reform in the United States. He is the founder and CEO of Harborside Health Center, a medical cannabis dispensary with branches in Oakland and San Jose, California, and the president and co-founder of The ArcView Group. DeAngelo and Harborside were the subject of the Discovery Channel documentary series Weed Wars, and were also featured on the premiere episode of CNN's Inside Man with Morgan Spurlock. In June 2015, DeAngelo was awarded the High Times Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for his four decades of activism in the cannabis reform movement.
Steve DeAngelo began his career in activism in Washington, DC. After dropping out of school, he joined the Youth International Party where he organized July 4 smoke-ins to protest marijuana prohibition. After reading The Emperor Wears No Clothes, he partnered with author and activist Jack Herer on a national hemp tour to promote hemp and legal marijuana. DeAngelo launched the marketing, lobbying, and consulting firm CannaBe in California after co-founding Harborside Health Center in 2006.