Harborside Health Center - Oakland
The Mission of Harborside Health Center is:
* To help every single individual person who comes through our doors feel truly cared for, valued and respected.
* To protect medical cannabis patients by providing a safe and affordable alternative to the dangerous circumstances of the illegal drug market.
* To honor the trust provided by our fellow citizens by faithfully and rigorously observing and enforcing the laws of the progressive, visionary City of Oakland, and the great State of California.
* To protect the safety, tranquility, and cleanliness of our immediate neighborhood.
* To create an extraordinary environment of medical care, honesty, and friendliness that will be felt by all of our patients.
* To encourage engagement of the mind-body-soul nexus in the healing process.
As medical marijuana patients, we have all had to endure the fear and stigma imposed upon us by nearly seventy years of cannabis prohibition. Despite the recent legalization of medical cannabis in California and other states, the fear and stigma persist. Harborside Health Center is dedicated to healing the pain that stems from these destructive attitudes and feelings by providing a sensible alternative to the hysteria surrounding cannabis and by honoring you as a progressive and courageous force of change. We believe one way we may do that is to be conscious and respectful in all our interactions with our neighbors.
Harborside Health Center believes each patient acts as an ambassador for the entire medical cannabis community. We want our fellow patients to feel cared for, to be recognized as important members of society, and to leave our facility inspired to be positive ambassadors for medical cannabis. Society is watching all of us to determine if medical cannabis is safe and sensible. If we dedicate ourselves to being such positive ambassadors for medical cannabis, our communities will begin to embrace us instead of being suspicious of us. The perception of medical cannabis will then be transformed, and the stigma associated with it will be eliminated.
Harborside Health Center sees this as the key for achieving safe and legal access to medical cannabis for all suffering and sick Americans. We invite you to join us in building a kinder and more compassionate world, and thank you for your efforts.