Aaron HoustonPolicy Advisor, Ghost Group
Aaron is a nationally recognized expert on drug policy and marijuana law, having played a key role in many of the recent victories for advocates. As executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Aaron Houston oversaw the work of a national staff that coordinates students on more than 200 campuses around the world. Named a “Rising Star of Politics” by Campaigns & Elections’ Politics Magazine in 2008, Aaron has appeared on NBC’s Today show, The Colbert Report, FOX News, CNN, and NPR, and his efforts on Capitol Hill were chronicled in a 2007 Showtime original documentary, In Pot We Trust. A Bloomberg News review of the film noted that, “Anyone wondering how lobbyists operate will benefit from watching Houston. [He] is … clearly comfortable with political combat.” Aaron attended the University of Colorado at Denver, and in his free time, he volunteers on behalf of homeless individuals and the food reform movement.