California: Harborside Marijuana Dispensary Featured In CNN Series 'Inside Man'
By Steve Elliott
The nation's largest medical marijuana dispensary, Harborside Health Center, was featured in the premiere episode of the CNN series "Inside Man," was hosted by Morgan Spurlock on Sunday.
The weekly TV show is hosted and produced by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who offers an intimate look into diverse sectors of American life and examines issues facing the U.S., including migrant farm workers, the elder care industry, union workers, gun owners, education, bankruptcy and the drought.
In the debut episode, Spurlock works at Harborside's facility in Oakland, California.
"Morgan is one of the most audacious journalists on TV today," said Harborside executive director and cofounder Steve DeAngelo. "He didn't hesitate to perform every job he was tasked with during the five days he worked at Harborside, in full view of the cameras, as the very height of our struggle with the federal government."
The debut episode of "Inside Man" is available in its entirety on CNN.com. Cable subscribers can access each episode through their provider's on-demand service.
In addition, the Inside Man blog will provide users with program information, behind-the-scenes photos and video, and other special content.
Harborside Health Center calls itself the nation's largest not-for-profit medical cannabis dispensary, with locations in Oakland and San Jose, California. The collective was founded in 2006 by Steve DeAngelo, who has been involved in the cannabis reform movement for four decades.
Harborside serves about 124,000 registered patients, and offers free holistic health services, lab-tested cannabis, a low-income care package program, and substance misuse support and education.