Exclusive Interview with Metrc COO Lewis Koski
Cannabis regulatory software company Metrc is invested in helping governments and the cannabis industry establish a credible regulatory framework, according to COO Lewis Koski. And, the company currently has a leading market share in its arena. Koski spoke with New Cannabis Ventures about how the Metrc platform works and how the company is planning for future growth. The audio of the entire conversation is available at the end of this written summary.
Cannabis Regulatory Experience
Koski has about a decade of experience in the cannabis industry, beginning on the regulatory side. He worked with the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division and helped to build the state’s regulatory framework. When he later entered the private sector, he served as a consultant to cannabis companies, including Metrc. As Koski worked more and more the company, it made sense to join its leadership team.
Koski with Other Metrc Team Members at the Company’s Lakeland, Florida Office
In addition to Koski, the Metrc leadership team includes key members like CEO Jeff Wells, CTO Jesse Naranjo and Director of Support and Training Cherie Denholm. Wells founded Franwell, which is the company that designed Metrc. He has more than 30 years of experience in supply chain management and technology, according to Koski. Naranjo leads the continuing evolution of the Metrc platform as it adapts to changing policies across the country. Denholm has been a part of every deployment and training launch since the company’s inception.
Koski highlighted the strength of the company’s entire team, which has grown by more than 60 percent over the past year.
The Metrc Platform
The Metrc platform is a track and trace system that uses RFID-enabled tags. The system enables regulators to track cannabis from the time it is a plant all the way