Lezli’s career is a proven track record of success launching new products, companies and even a new industry. Lezli is a strategic self-starter who possesses two decades of professional experience across cannabis, government relations, pharmaceutical, mental health, non-profit, and publishing industries. Her strengths lie in identifying client needs and delivering customized solutions and streamlined processes that ensure quality, safety, compliance, and increased revenue. Her passion for community outreach, coalition building, and public policy issues combined with her love for new challenges and her ability to envision simplified solutions to complicated situations makes Lezli the perfect candidate and uniquely qualified for her work ensuring the highest standards are met and maintained as founder of Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS).
Founded in 2014 as the Cannabis Health and Safety Organization, FOCUS addresses the many short comings in quality, safety, and consistency that became evident with the explosive growth of the global legal cannabis industry. FOCUS is an international, non-profit, cannabis standards development & third-party certification organization dedicated to protecting public health, consumer safety, and safeguarding the environment FOCUS is not an advocacy organization, nor an industry trade association. FOCUS does not accept membership dues or fees for standards development. This autonomy fosters a principled, objective environment that serves end users, and acts as the much-needed bridge between industry and regulatory protecting public health, consumer safety, and safeguarding the environment.