Evan Nison is the youngest ever Executive Director of NORML New Jersey, and sits on the Board of Directors of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. He also founded PR firm NisonCo which connects leaders in the legal cannabis, medical marijuana, and hemp industries with influential journalists across the U.S. and the world.
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. He also helped co-found Whoopi & Maya, a women’s-focused cannabis brand with actress Whoopi Goldberg and fellow board member Rick Cusick.
Evan has been mentioned in news sources such as the NY Times, CNN, Politico, USA Today, NBC New York, Bloomberg TV, Forbes, and has been profiled in The Cannabist, Civilized, Ithaca Times, Home News Tribune, and the Sun Times. He also received the 2011 NORML Student Activism Award and High Times Freedom Fighter Award for his advocacy.