Steve DeAngelo’s “The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness”


Steve DeAngelo, the founder of America’s largest medical marijuana dispensary, Harborside Health Center, and a longtime activist for cannabis legalization, has released his new book, “The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness“. Our Ngaio Bealum sat down with DeAngelo for a video interview; I spoke with DeAngelo yesterday on my live radio stream and podcast.

I asked DeAngelo if this “paradigm for wellness” was just a new take on Dennis Peron’s old line that “all use is medical”; how DeAngelo feels about the Ohio legalization initiative that restricts commercial growing to ten campaign investors; and DeAngelo’s opinion on the use of words like “marijuana”, “pot”, and “weed”.

You can get Steve DeAngelo’s “Cannabis Manifesto” by visiting – and you’ll get your own free .buzz domain and other goodies for buying through the website.

"Radical" Russ Belville is a blogger, podcaster, and host of The Russ Belville Show, a daily two-hour talk radio show focused on the evolution of the legal marijuana industry in the United States. The program is airing live at 3pm Pacific Time from Portland, Oregon, on, with podcast available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Russ began his marijuana activism in 2005 with Oregon NORML, then in 2009 went on to work for National NORML, and found and direct Portland 2015.