"Marijuana is unique because it's so front and center in the public eye," said Lewis Koski, who became Colorado's top marijuana enforcement officer after regulating the gambling and alcohol industries. Now a government consultant who teaches public policy at the University of Colorado-Denver, Koski said government employees who regulate any business face tension. Regulators know the industry they're monitoring well. And in the case of the marijuana business, those regulators have no guidance from federal authorities and little precedent to rely on.
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