OAKLAND, Calif., June 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest model medical cannabis dispensary, Harborside Health Center, along with executive director and co-founder Steve DeAngelo, are featured in the premiere episode of the CNN original series Inside Man, hosted by Morgan Spurlock on Sunday, June 23 at 7pm PT/ 10pm ET.
The weekly TV show is hosted and produced by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who will offer an intimate look into diverse sectors of American life and examine pressing issues facing the U.S. that include 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 landmark facility in Oakland, California.
"Morgan is one of the most audacious journalists on TV today," said DeAngelo. "He didn't hesitate to perform every job he was tasked with during the five days he embedded at Harborside, in full view of the cameras, at the very height of our struggle with the federal government."
The debut episode of Inside Man will be made available in its entirety on CNN.com. Following the show's 7 p.m. PT ( 10 p.m. ET) air time, cable subscribers can access each episode through their provider's on-demand service. Viewers will be invited to follow, engage and interact with Inside Man and each other using hash tag #InsideManCNN and handle @InsideManCNN on Twitter and at http://www.facebook.com/InsideManCNN. In addition, the show blog http://www.CNN.com/InsideMan, will provide users with program information, behind-the-scenes photos and videos, and other special content.About Steve DeAngelo and Harborside Health Center Harborside Health Center is the nation's largest not-for-profit model medical cannabis dispensary with locations in Oakland and San Jose, California. The collective was co-founded in 2006 by national cannabis leader Steve DeAngelo, who has contributed four decades of activism and advocacy to the cannabis reform movement. Harborside serves approximately 124,000 registered patients, and offers free holistic health services, lab-tested medicine, a low-income care package program, substance misuse support and education, while strictly complying with state and local laws regarding medical cannabis. Harborside and DeAngelo have also led the way in resisting the U.S. attorneys' crackdown on regulated medical cannabis providers in California, and currently are litigating two separate lawsuits against the federal government to halt federal efforts to close medical cannabis dispensaries. For more details, visit the Oakland medical cannabis dispensary online at harborsidehealthcenter.com. For more info about Steve DeAngelo, visit http://www.stevedeangelo.com. SOURCE Harborside Health Center