To regular readers of this newsletter entrepreneur and activist Andrew DeAngelo needs no introduction.

But regular readers of industry newsletters are all but the definition of legal weed bubble inhabitants. DeAngelo totally needed an intro when he began his four-column stint with Playboy. So that’s just what he gave himself.

  • Candid as ever, DeAnglo writes that he “smuggled” marijuana  in his pre-compliance days. No prettying up his commercial past, just humanizing brass tacks.
  • It’s possible DeAngelo’s sports-injury origin story is familiar to you. But even he wasn’t hip to the challenge ahead. “I had no way of knowing or understanding the kind of sacrifice needed to do something as monumental as getting the U.S. to legalize weed,” he says.