Lewis Koski (left) and senior director Ron Kammerzell at the offices for the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division on March 3, 2014. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)

Marijuana Enforcement Division boss Lewis Koski promoted; MED is hiring

The director of Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division is being promoted within the MED’s parent agency, the Department of Revenue, The Cannabist has learned.

After nearly two years as MED director and more than five years with the department formerly known as the MMED (Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division), Lewis Koski has accepted the position of deputy senior director of enforcement with the Colorado Department of Revenue, an MED spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.

“In this role, he will work alongside the senior director of enforcement, Ron Kammerzell, leading the five CDOR Enforcement Group divisions: Auto industry, gaming, liquor and tobacco, marijuana and racing,” said MED spokesperson Ro Silva.

As information about Koski’s new post trickles out, some of his colleagues are wishing him well.

“It was a little sad to me,” said Andrew Freedman, Colorado’s director of marijuana coordination. “He’s devoted himself so wholly to this that he really was a gift for the governor’s office, to rely on him for really good government.”

The MED will soon start its search for its next director, and Koski “will be directly involved in the selection and supervision of the new MED director while providing continued leadership for the Division going forward,” Silva said.