Lezli Engelking

Founder and President

Lezli Engelking

Founder and President
lezli@focusstandards.org

Biography

Lezli Engelking is the Founder and President of Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS). More than twelve years with Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals laid the necessary foundation for Lezli’s role as Executive Director of the first chain of vertically integrated medical cannabis operations in Phoenix, Arizona. Her proven success in the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry, and first hand experience in the unregulated cannabis industry, provided Lezli with a clear vision of the necessity of cannabis specific standards in building a safe, legal, sustainable global cannabis industry. FOCUS is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that develops international, cannabis-specific standards and third-party certification to protect public health, consumer safety and safeguard the environment.  FOCUS is the only organization to create voluntary-consensus standards suitable for accreditation and adoption into regulations by assuring impartiality, balance and transparency in the development process.