Lewis Koski, the Chief Operating Officer of Metrc, America’s leading solution for cannabis and hemp governance, is this week’s guest on The Green Rush! Metrc’s software, RFID technology and support teams track cannabis products from seed to sale, ensuring a closed, legal ecosystem. Metrc’s solution ensures a secure supply chain, transparency, and public health, providing a safe marketplace for everyone.
In today’s oddly regulated cannabis world, regulations on the industry are created at the state level. Our hosts sat down with Lewis to discuss how the differing rules and regulations across each state make working in the legal, taxed portion of the cannabis industry a challenge and how his platform is working to make compliance easier and easier.
With an interesting background, coming from Colorado, where he was Director of Marijuana enforcement, we wanted to chat with Lewis about why rollout of cannabis programs in different states are so different, his thoughts on how the cannabis industry has handled the vaping crisis, and what he thinks are the dumbest and silliest regulations facing the industry.
So don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy!
Lewis Koski, Chief Operating Officer of Metrc
Lewis Koski is the Chief Operating Officer of Metrc – the nation’s leading solution for cannabis and hemp governance. Koski was director of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, where he helped build the first state agency to develop and implement medical and adult-use cannabis policy. He most recently co-founded Freedman & Koski, where he partnered with government agencies to build cannabis policies. Koski is recognized internationally as an expert in formative cannabis policy, as he helped to develop regulations that balance cannabis industry growth and public safety. He holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on International Business and is a Doctoral Candidate in Public Administration with a focus on policy analysis and public participation in rulemaking.
Links and mentions in the show
- Metrc website: https://www.metrc.com/
- Lewis’s Forbes column on the vaping crisis: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lewiskoski/2020/01/10/state-regulators-need-to-be-the-frontline-against-vaping-related-illnesses/#2fb26b4fa1bd
- Expansion into Maine: https://www.metrc.com/post/metrc-announces-expansion-into-maine
Links to the guest’s company and social media accounts
- Metrc’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/official_metrc
- Metrc’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/metrc-llc/?viewAsMember=true
- Lewis’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/lewiskoski
This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications.
Special thanks to our Executive Producer Nick Opich and Program Director Shea Gunther.
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