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The Cannabis Business Coach Podcast Episode 53: Andrew DeAngelo, Last Prisoner Project

The Cannabis Business Coach

The Cannabis Business Coach Michael Zaytsev interviews visionary Cannabis business leader Andrew DeAngelo. As a co-founder and advisor to Harborside, Andrew has pioneered legal cannabis business processes and provided groundbreaking political engagement and thought leadership to the cannabis community. 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. Andrew began his political career as an activist while studying for his MFA in acting at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He has starred in several films and runs an entertainment production company, DeAngelo Brothers Productions (DAB), with his brother Steve, another iconic Cannabis leader. On this episode, Andrew shares his deep wisdom and amazing laugh as we discuss: Pioneering the dispensary with HarborsideAndrew’s tips for transitioning from legacy to legal How to hire good people and why it’s absolutely critical to avoid hiring bad people (based on Andrew’s experience of making thousands of Cannabis hires)The investment that Andrew made that still pays dividends for him every day (spoiler: investing in his education) Our big brothersThe Last Prisoner ProjectMike Z and Andrew share their most fulfilling Cannabis business momentsand moreRecorded on 9/15/2021 Additional Resources: The Cannabis Business BookThe Cannabis Manifesto by Steve DeAngeloThe Cannabis Business Book (en Español) Let's Get High Together! Enter your email to receive resources and support from Mike Z First NameLast NameEmail AddressSign UpI value privacy very highly and hate spam. I’ll only email you if something cool is happening. You’re welcome to email me anytime. Thank you!

56mins

29 Jul 2022

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Interview with Andrew DeAngelo, Co-Founder of The Last Prisoner Project, Cannabis Consultant and Brother of Steve DeAngelo

High on Home Grown, The Cannabis Podcast

We have a real cool interview for you today where we speak with Andrew DeAngelo. Andrew is the younger brother of Steve DeAngelo who we have had on the show a few times in the past. Together they formed a very important movement "The Last Prisoner Project". Their mission is to get anyone convicted of cannabis crimes out of prison as soon as possible. So far the have got hundreds of people out of prison and they are doing great work for the cause.  Andrew is also a cannabis consultant for cannabis companies and has worked with many people around the world. He is also a movie producer! A very cool guy and a really fun conversation, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks as always for downloading the show! 

1hr

20 Jul 2022

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Cannabis Pioneer and Weed Wars reality TV star Andrew DeAngelo

Neurons to Nirvana

Cannabis pioneer, co-founder of the non-profit medical cannabis dispensary Harborside,  Weed Wars reality TV star and Forbes Contributor Andrew DeAngelo speaks about a variety of topics related to plant medicine and cannabis legislation. One of his most passionate advocacy positions is to free every prisoner that has been incarcerated unjustly for cannabis and in many places where it has been decriminalized or in fact now even legal through the Last Prisoner Project.  His mission stems from a very personal family experience and it conveys how our personal experiences fuel an unrelenting persistence to advocate for change. Andrew is an exceptional individual who has made it his mission in life to help others navigate the confusing regulations and commercial aspects around cannabis.  Andrew has an important call to action for all of us on ways to get involved from the grassroots education, to voting, to personal entrepreneurship.  Even if you may not believe in cannabis decriminalization personally, I ask that you keep your mind open as Andrew provides a powerful playbook on how to have a successful advocacy and involvement program in how to invoke change on any single issue that you might be very passionate about currently in today’s very polarizing cultural and political climate.  Andrew’s is cannabis, and after you listen to our discussion, I believe you’ll understand why exactly.  Resources mentioned: lastprisonerproject.org -------- Your feedback helps guide the future of the show! Please consider filling out this short questionnaire by clicking here. Be a part of this podcast! Sign up on our website to receive exclusive show insights and be the first to know about podcast extras and join the Neurons to Nirvana community.

1hr 6mins

2 Jun 2022

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Andrew DeAngelo: A Path Forward For Psychedelics

Mycopreneur

Andrew DeAngelo joins us on the pod today to discuss his work with social justice and drug policy reform by way of Last Prisoner Project, his views on a possible path forward for the mainstreaming of psychedelics into society, and to reflect on his younger days in San Francisco as a psychonaut. Please rate and review the podcast wherever you're listening Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

49mins

29 Apr 2022

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Buzz 20: Andrew DeAngelo, a trailblazer within the cannabis industry

Royal Queen Seeds - Cannabis podcast

You’re about to hear from one of the leading activists and business minds in the cannabis space: Andrew DeAngelo.  As a pioneer within the industry, Andrew co-founded Harborside, one of the biggest and oldest cannabis retailers in the game, known for excellent, award-winning flowers and top-tier consultancy. He also branched off to form his own consultancy business, and Forbes even included Andrew in its list of “The Top 5 Cannabis Industry Consultants You Need to Know”. Business aside, Andrew has also harnessed his visionary leadership to enact social change through the Last Prisoner Project.

57mins

2 Mar 2022

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Andrew DeAngelo- Cannabis Activist, Entrepreneur, & Last Prisoner Project

Cannapreneur Partners

Stay up to date with Cannapreneur Partners!Join our email newsletter list here About this episode’s guest Andrew DeAngeloCannabis Industry Consultant and Strategic Advisor Co-founder of Harborside & Last Prisoner Project Founder of Andrew DeAngelo ConsultingAndrew 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. As a co-founder and advisor to 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. 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. Key Takeaways: 1:00- Intro of Andrew DeAngelo & How he got started 6:30- Understanding state vs federal laws in cannabis 10:00- Last Prisoner Project Programs11:00- The misconception of prisoners in the state 14:00- Pushback from the state politicians 19:30- Social equity program failures 22:30- Public resources to help social equity programs26:00- Goal of the Last Prisoner Project 27:30- Future of the Last Prisoner Project Links discussed in this episode:Last Prisoner Project- https://www.lastprisonerproject.org/Andrew DeAngelo Website- https://andrewdeangelo.com/ Harborside Dispensary- https://shopharborside.com/oakland/Talk to Cannapreneur Partners:Follow and engage with us on social media. We are active on all social media platforms below and would love to hear what topics and content you want to listen/see. Make sure to subscribe and turn on notifications to stay in the loop on your favorite social media channel below. WebsiteInstagramTwitterFacebookLinkedINYoutubePlease leave a review where you listen to your podcasts. It helps more people like you find the podcastAppleSpotifyGoogle playIheartradioAmazonSupport the show (https://canna-media.org)

31mins

4 Feb 2022

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Sage Advice from Andrew DeAngelo About Starting a Cannabis Business

Entrepreneur Network Podcast

Andrew De Angelo is cannabis advocate and entrepreneur. He is co-founder and advisor to pioneering cannabis company. Andrew has also worked on a variety of voter initiatives which legalized medical and adult use cannabis. I caught up with Andrew at the NCIA Cannabis Business Summit in San Francisco to find out about his latest business venture as a consultant to cannabis companies. Companies come to him to figure out how to get liscensed, raise money, and grow their business. Here’s what he tells them.

27mins

27 Jan 2022

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Sage Advice from Andrew DeAngelo About Starting a Cannabis Business

Green Entrepreneur

Andrew De Angelo is cannabis advocate and entrepreneur. He is co-founder and advisor to pioneering cannabis company. Andrew has also worked on a variety of voter initiatives which legalized medical and adult use cannabis. I caught up with Andrew at the NCIA Cannabis Business Summit in San Francisco to find out about his latest business venture as a consultant to cannabis companies. Companies come to him to figure out how to get liscensed, raise money, and grow their business. Here’s what he tells them.

27mins

27 Jan 2022

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Chef Jordan Wagman with Andrew Deangelo

In The Weeds with Chef Jordan Wagman

Chef Jordan rings in the new year with cannabis royalty, Andrew Deangelo. Andrew discusses his time as a Film and theatre teacher at college, his upbringing, the creation of the LPP, the Last Prisoner Project and mental health.

1hr 14mins

6 Jan 2022

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Cannabis Industry Leader, Andrew DeAngelo

Built On Purpose

Andrew DeAngelo, Cannabis Industry Consultant and Strategic Advisor, Co-founder of Harborside & Last Prisoner Project, 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 — he is the very definition of a trailblazer and someone who has proudly walked the road less traveled. During his almost 13-year tenure at Harborside, where he currently serves as an advisor, Andrew has pioneered legal cannabis business processes and provided groundbreaking political engagement and thought leadership to the cannabis community. Andrew also lends his vast cannabis business and political expertise as a consultant for hire to the global community at large, including several strategic partnerships with the world's leading cannabis-centric service firms. Andrew led the design and development of gold-standard cannabis retail by innovating many “firsts” for the industry. These include: introducing CBD medicines to heal severely epileptic children as documented in Discovery Channel’s Weed Wars, implementing the first lab-testing program in the history of cannabis dispensing, creating child-resistant packaging for edibles, standardizing inventory tracking, initiating senior outreach, and 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). LPP’s mission is to free and re-integrate all cannabis prisoners on earth into mainstream society. Since its inception in 2019, LPP has successfully re-integrated the formerly incarcerated and 2020 will be the year LPP frees its first constituent.  Andrew is also a founding Board of Directors member of the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), the premier cannabis industry trade association in California, where he served from 2013 to 2020 building the organization from zero to 500 member companies. CCIA continues to represent the industry in California as it works on reforming Prop 64 to improve the legal and regulatory framework for cannabis trade throughout the state.  Graduating with honors from Chapman University with a BFA degree in Communications & Theatre, Andrew began his political career as an activist while studying for his MFA in acting at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. 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 an actor, Andrew starred in the feature film Mary Jane’s Not A Virgin Anymore which premiered at Sundance in 1997, and on national television shows like Superior Court (1987); Homicide: Life on the Street (1998); as well as dozens of plays across the United States. Andrew also stars in Discovery Channel’s reality television series Weed Wars (2011, 2012). Between 2002 and 2005, Andrew served as a professor at Chapman University teaching acting. Andrew and his brother Steve recently formed DeAngelo Brothers Productions (DAB), which intends to produce, support, and distribute cannabis content over a variety of mediums and platforms. DAB’s mission is “to create new mythologies for cannabis in pop culture, smashing the stigma of the lazy stoner and replacing it with fresh and positive representations of cannabis in society.” As a speaker, Andrew has appeared at the MJBusiness Daily Conference in Las Vegas, ICBC, NCIA conferences in Chicago/Boston/San Jose, Emerald Conference, and the U.S Cannabis Conference in Miami. Andrew is scheduled to present at 2020 conferences across the globe. Courses on cannabis business training led by Andrew are available online through Green Flower Media.  For more information, please visit: https://www.andrewdeangelo.com Connect: Andrew on Twitter Andrew on Instagram Andrew on Facebook Andrew on LinkedIn Y Scouts is a leadership search firm that finds purpose-aligned and performance-proven leaders to help organizations achieve their missions faster. Ready to supercharge your leadership search and get the right person in your organization? Contact Y Scouts.

1hr 6mins

21 Sep 2021

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