Lewis Koski is a co-founder of Freedman & Koski, Inc., a government consulting company focused on implementing marijuana policy using good approaches to government. Prior to his current role, Lewis was a government executive with a broad range of experience in comprehensively regulated industries to include casino gambling, liquor enforcement, racing, auto industries and marijuana legalization. During the last six and half years, Lewis played a pivotal role in Colorado building the first agency in the world to implement medical and retail marijuana policy.
Lewis is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in formative marijuana policy. He is among a small group of government executives who have been intimately involved in the development and implementation of marijuana policy from the infancy of medical marijuana through the realization of legalization. Lewis’ leadership contributions and devotion to implementing marijuana policy thoughtfully played an important role achieving what has become one of the most fully developed marijuana regulatory frameworks in the world.
Lewis 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.