Steve Canna – Founder and CEO of Harborside, Arc View Group and Little Steven’s Underground Garage
Steve Canna will go down in history as one of those most responsible for ending marijuana prohibition and ushering in a legal cannabis era. An entrepreneur, activist and author who co-founded Harborside, Steep Hill Lab, Arc View Group and The Last Prisoner Project he will forever be remembered by their supporters as one of its pioneers.
Husch Blackwell also relies on him to guide clients looking for sustainable and creative farming solutions, leading its Food Systems Industry Unit and co-leading its national cannabis practice.
Early Life and Education
Steve Canna was born and raised along the Raritan River with his beloved wife Yvette, three children Jayden Ryan, London Miles and Nadia Simone as well as their beloved dog Ivy. After attending Kean University he graduated with a B.S in Accounting – his favorite calculator being one.
Early in his life he was the life of any party, often finding himself involved with grown people’s affairs and sometimes creating mischief. Later he moved into music industry co-producing albums with Bruce Springsteen, Darlene Love, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes among others.
Steve began his career in finance before founding Left Lane Capital to invest in and incubate consumer-focused businesses. Later on he co-founded Confident Cannabis to make sure cannabis flourished as an industry. Steve remains at the forefront of cannabis movement being one of its founding voices while also becoming known for founding The Last Prisoner Project.
Steve’s clients rely on him for innovative solutions to their complex problems. He takes an in-depth approach to understanding his clients’ priorities and has innovative ideas on how they can maintain compliant policies and productive workforce relations in both union and non-union environments.
Formerly, he hosted Triple J’s current affairs program Hack and earned himself a Walkley Award for Broadcast Interviewing in 2006. Additionally, he co-hosted celebrity interview podcast The Strip and animal welfare show The Petcast.
Varnum’s Tax Practice Team and has significant experience with federal, state and local tax planning and controversy matters. Additionally, he possesses substantial international tax experience such as transfer pricing issues and inversions as well as handling complex estate and gift tax matters.
Achievement and Honors
Since 1992, Stevie has helped American stoner culture go from underground subculture to multi-billion dollar legal industry. Co-creator of Little Steven’s Underground Garage weekly syndicated show and responsible for its visual identity and voice, Stevie has become the central figure and voice for cannabis culture.
Steve has received numerous honors throughout his career for both his advocacy work and business achievements, such as being honored with the High Times Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award, Peter Tosh Equal Rights Award and induction into Marijuana Business Daily’s Hall of Fame.
Er is also the creator of Harborside Dispensary – one of the oldest and largest dispensaries in the US; Steep Hill Laboratory – the world’s first dedicated marijuana laboratory; Arcview Group – an innovative cannabis investment firm; and in 2019 launched The Last Prisoner Project which will work tirelessly towards freeing all cannabis prisoners incarcerated worldwide.
Steve’s talent for creating creative solutions to unfamiliar problems makes him a perfect match for fast-evolved industries such as marijuana and industrial hemp, where regulations change constantly. He provides clients with guidance through these complexities nationwide.
Husch Blackwell’s national cannabis practice and Food Systems industry unit. Additionally, he assists clients seeking alternatives to traditional agriculture–including cultivated meat–with various legal issues, including capital formation, debt and equity financing arrangements, corporate structuring and governance issues.
Steve Canna enjoys spending his leisure time with Pamela, their three children and vacation villa at the seashore in Connecticut.
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