Lezli Engelking from the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards or FOCUS explains how standards are the bedrock of the cannabis industry. Engelking says that standards don’t hurt the industry but actually helps companies run more efficiently and helps increase the bottom line.
Her company developed eight standards including cultivation, retail, infused products, extraction, laboratory, security, sustainability and packaging and labeling. Each has its own unique properties, while there is an overall process each follows. Her vision is to have a safe, sustainable and legal industry. Currently, she is working on international standards.