Evan Nison is the founder and owner of NisonCo. He is also the youngest member of the Board of Directors of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana laws, and sits on the Board of Directors of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, an international student led nonprofit. Earlier this year he co-founded Whoopi & Maya, which produces a line of women-focused medical cannabis products with actor Whoopi Goldberg. In college, Evan studied business with the goal of creating socially conscious for-profit businesses.
During his career as an advocate, where he was personally involved in public relations, he was instrumental in the passage of the New York 911 Good Samaritan Law, the New York medical marijuana law, and a US Conference of Mayors resolution calling for the legalization of marijuana. He has appeared on Good Morning America, Bloomberg TV, the New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, and others. He has also been profiled in the Ithaca Times, Home News Tribune, and Sun Times.