Steve DeAngelo at a protest in Oakland. Image: Glenn Halog Via Flickr

Cannabis entrepreneur and activist Steve DeAngelo long hated the idea of corporations entering the marijuana industry. But today, DeAngelo thinks partnerships with these giants are crucial for the success of the industry.

For years, Steve DeAngelo, an entrepreneur who got his start in the legalization movement hosting smoke-ins in front of the White House, thought that big business, big pharma and big tobacco would damage the cannabis industry.

He had plenty of company. But today, DeAngelo sees a future where cannabis and big business help each other.

In fact, he thinks such a collaboration may be the thing that helps move the industry to the next level of acceptance and legalization

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Will Yakowicz ~ Inc.com ~

 

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