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Meet the ASU grad atop the cannabis industry world — he just signed an $850M deal

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Steve White

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic 

Steve White remembers telling his parents several years ago his plan to leave a successful business law career to launch a medical marijuana company, which was —and remains — illegal under federal law.

The 1995 Arizona State University graduate who swam and played basketball at Corona Del Sol High School in Tempe was in his late 30s at the time. Arizona voters had approved medical use. He sat down with his parents for a meal at Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant in Chandler to break the news.

“It landed well,” White said earlier this month. “They were supportive. But I think that’s partially because they thought that legal cannabis in Arizona wasn’t going to go anywhere. In fact, they did say that — there is no way that Arizona will let this get off the ground. I said, ‘Well, we’ll see.'”

Harvest Health and Recreation Inc. did get off the ground.

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