The public sector continues to hemorrhage cannabis regulators, who have been increasingly jumping ship to the more lucrative private sector.
The latest example: Andrew Freedman, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s outgoing director of marijuana coordination for the past two years.
Freedman announced Thursday he has co-founded a new consultancy firm with another outgoing state employee: Lewis Koski, a deputy senior director of enforcement for the state department of revenue and former director of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division.
John Hudak, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will round out the team as the firm’s senior adviser.
Freedman and Koski intend to focus on government implementation of both medical and recreational marijuana regulations, according to a press release.
“Freedman & Koski LLC offers assistance to state and local governments as they work through legalization’s toughest issues to build an efficient, effective regulatory framework,” according to the release.