Jacob Hunter is a political consultant and advocate for drug policy reform, social justice and environmental sustainability based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is employed as the Database and Membership Services Coordinator at Vision Vancouver as well as the Policy Director of the Beyond Prohibition Foundation. Jacob serves as the Vice-Chair of the City of Vancouver Active Transportation Policy Council, and sits on the Board of Directors of the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), and the Pivot Foundation. Jacob is the founder and administrator of the drug policy activism website WhyProhibition.ca and is the former organizer of both the Vancouver 420 rally, and the Vancouver Cannabis Day rally. He has also provided extensive communications support for medical marijuana dispensaries across Canada.
Currently Jacob is serving as a senior campaign strategist for the Sensible BC referendum campaign. During the 2011 Vancouver municipal election, Jacob worked for Vision Vancouver providing database support, while during recent provincial by-elections, he provided database support for Joe Trasolini and the BC NDP in Port Moody-Coquitlam. Jacob also served as the BC database manager for Peggy Nash in the Federal NDP leadership race.
Jacob attended the University of Northern British Columbia where he studied political science and economics. He lives with his girlfriend Nicole Seguin, and their two dogs, in the Yaletown neighbourhood of Vancouver.