Evan Nison is the Treasurer of NORML, and sits on the Board of Directors of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. He founded and runs cannabis-specific PR firm NisonCo, which has over 10 employees and 30 industry leading clients. They connect leaders in the legal cannabis, medical marijuana, and hemp industries with influential journalists across the U.S. and the world. He also co-founded Whoopi & Maya, a women’s-focused cannabis brand with actress Whoopi Goldberg.
In 2010, while still a student, Evan took a semester off and moved to California to run the college outreach effort for Prop 19, which spanned over 40 actively managed schools state-wide. He was President of Ithaca Students for Sensible Drug Policy for 4 years, and under his leadership passed one of the first college policies in the country that equalized penalties for cannabis and alcohol on campus.
During the 2016 US presidential campaign Evan pressed Hillary Clinton for a firm answer on her support for legalization during a live town hall event on ABC’s Good Morning America.