Steve was born at precisely 4:20 p.m., which, as most visitors to this site already know, is the cannabis community’s most popular code word for consuming its favorite plant.
“In some unexplainable way, my mother knew, deep within the fiber of her physical being, that speaking the truth about cannabis would become my life’s mission,” he says.
Steve’s activist education started early. He was raised by two civil rights advocates in Washington, D.C., and India, where his father worked for the Peace Corps in the late 1960s. After the start of the Vietnam War, Steve became struck by images of bombs destroying villages much like the ones he’d seen in India. By the time he was in seventh grade, he’d organized a massive anti-war demonstration in his school’s gymnasium. He began skipping class to attend more protests, and he dropped out of school entirely at age 16 to join the Yippie movement. It was with the Yippies that Steve became the key organizer of the famous July 4 smoke-ins in front of the White House.
Learn more about Steve at www.stevedeangelo.com