TROY DAYTON, CEO, co-founded Students for Sensible Drug Policy, now active on over 200 college campuses. After meeting a host of other adventurous entrepreneurs selling books door-to-door in college, he teamed up with them to start Renewable Choice Energy and created their residential and fortune 500 sales programs. He helped found the Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative and made national headlines by gathering support from Nevada religious leaders to support a ballot initiative to make marijuana legal. He was the promotional director and a script consultant for the film, BUSTED: The Citizens Guide to Surviving Police Encounters, narrated by former ACLU executive director Ira Glasser and seen by over millions. From 2007-2010 he was the top fundraiser for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) and was MPP’s lead liaison to the legal #$%$ industry. CNN profiled Troy as part of a special on the science of happiness, in which he discussed how his responsible drug use supports his ongoing mental well-being. Most recently, Troy became a founding board member of the National #$%$ Industry Association.
STEVE DeANGELO, President, is a dynamic leader who has spent his entire career at the intersection of #$%$ activism and entrepreneurship. As CEO of Harborside Health Center, Steve co-founded and directed California’s most widely acclaimed medical #$%$ dispensary—and set a new standard of excellence for the entire industry. Steve’s other accomplishments in medical #$%$ include launching the industry’s first lab testing service. Steve spent the decade of the 1990?s as founder and CEO of Ecolution, Inc., a pioneering producer of industrial hemp goods that sold to retail stores in all 50 states and 21 foreign countries. Steve’s activist accomplishments include the passage of Proposition 59, Washington DC’s medical #$%$ initiative; co-producing Hempilation I and II CDs with Capricorn Records; and organizing the world famous 4th of July demostrations at the White