Mountain Medicine Founder and CEO Jaime Lewis has over a decade of experience managing the production of medical marijuana-infused products and leading medical and recreational dispensary operations. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Lewis worked in many acclaimed professional kitchens, including as executive chef of a Michelin three-star restaurant in San Francisco. She began making medical marijuana edibles for HIV/AIDS patients in California in 2006 as part of a compassionate care co-op.
In 2009, Lewis moved from California to Colorado. There, she acted as the Chief Operating Officer overseeing the expansion of one of Colorado’s most respected dispensary operations and managed all cultivation, dispensary, and infused product activities and led the licensing process and physical build-out of the company’s second location. Her move to Colorado also marked the founding of her medical marijuana-infused product manufacturing company Mountain Medicine. As founder and CEO, Lewis designed Mountain Medicine’s commercial kitchen, oversaw its construction, and led the brand’s expansion into the new recreational market in 2014. In her kitchen, Lewis draws on deep culinary knowledge to develop recipes for award-winning medical and recreational infused product lines that meet the highest standards for quality, consistency, and flavor. Committed to providing patients and consumers with the best edibles experience possible, Lewis constantly explores ingredients and techniques to offer the best, most reliable infused products available. She continues to refine and reimagine product packaging design in favor of patient confidentiality and safety.
At Mountain Medicine and as an active member of the cannabis industry, Lewis is a leader in corporate responsibility and compliance who takes great pride in changing the conversation around safe and responsible cannabis consumption in Colorado and nationally. She is responsible for strategic planning and business development, policy development and governmental affairs, and marketing at Mountain Medicine. She also serves as a community liaison to demonstrate good corporate citizenship, providing experience-based industry insights in discussions with citizen and legislative stakeholders nationwide. Lewis is a founder and former chair of the Cannabis Business Alliance chamber of commerce. A National Cannabis Industry Association member since its inception, she has served on the group’s board for six years and is the current board chair.