Cannabis innovation, activism, medicine, and compassion.

# NAVIGATION ›

About Harborside Health Center:

"Harborside Health Center, a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary with locations in Oakland and San Jose, California, is looked upon as a model of how others could operate." - The New York Times

Founded in 2006 by Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center is the most respected and largest medical cannabis dispensary in the United States. Harborside has over 200,000 registered patients and was first in the nation to support education for seniors, veterans and families with severely ill children; first in the country to offer CBD-rich medicine; and the first to treat children with Dravet syndrome. Harborside continues to set an example of diversity and compliance, and is one of the prime advocates of diversity, sustainability and economic justice in the industry.

DeAngelo also co-founded the nation’s first cannabis-testing facility, Steep Hill Labs, and the country’s first cannabis investment and research firm, The Arcview Group. His book, The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness, is published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Penguin/Random House. DeAngelo was named one of the most influential people and “gatekeeper” of the marijuana industry in 2015 by the International Business Times, and one of the most influential people in the cannabis industry in 2014 by the Cannabis Business Executive.


Our Mission

  • Help every individual person who comes through our doors feel truly cared for, valued and respected.

  • Protect medical cannabis patients by providing a safe and affordable alternative to the dangerous circumstances of the illegal drug market.

  • Honor the trust provided by our fellow citizens by faithfully and rigorously observing and enforcing the laws of the progressive, visionary city of Oakland, and the great state of California.

  • Protect the safety, tranquility and cleanliness of our immediate neighborhood.

  • Create an extraordinary environment of medical care, honesty and friendliness.

  • Encourage engagement of the mind-body-soul nexus in the healing process.















Subscribe to our mailing list
Submit Submit

Harborside Health Center

OAKLAND
1840 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606

(888) 994-2726 x3

Harborside Health Center

SAN JOSE
1365 North 10th St
San Jose, CA 95112

(888) 994-2726 x4

Copyright 2014 Harborside Health Center
Privacy statement Terms of use Sitemap Site info

California Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Free medical cannabis delivery or in-store pickup in Oakland and San Jose

Here at Harborside Health Center, we offer the finest, lab-tested medical cannabis products. Order medical cannabis online or pick up at our dispensary in Oakland or San Jose. Shop the finest quality of medical cannabis including Bruce Banner, Grand Daddy Purple, Deadhead OG, Durban Poison, Green Ribbon OG and more...

We Choose to Not Use the Term "Medical Marijuana"

While you may have heard medical cannabis referred to as medical marijuana, at Harborside we do not use that term. William Randolph Hearst utilized the word marijuana, as did his political allies, to promote harmful stereotypes about both the Mexican and Black populations. Smokers of marijuana were frequently caricatured as crazed and violent black men or lazy, thieving Mexicans.

We use the term medical cannabis rather than medical marijuana because we choose not to associate the positive healing properties of cannabis with the negative, racist undertones of the word marijuana. To use that term would passively support the wrong and hurtful notions of Hearst and his allies, whereas we believe that cannabis is medicine, and is meant for people of all colors and walks of life.

Medical Cannabis Knowledge Center