Tomorrow’s Hemp Track Keynote Talk

September 14—Baltimore, Maryland— Scheril Murray Powell, Esq., SMP LAW/Creative Services, will give a keynote talk tomorrow in the hemp room 308 at 2:40 p.m. The talk is titled “Navigating the Evolving Needs of a Global Cannabis Company as In House Counsel.”

Scheril Murray Powell, Esq., SMP LAW/Creative Services, will give a keynote talk tomorrow in the hemp room 308 at 2:40 p.m. The talk is titled “Navigating the Evolving Needs of a Global Cannabis Company as In House Counsel.”

The role of in-house counsel varies in responsibilities, in some companies the focus is on litigation related activities, in others the focus is on compliance and government relations. It is not unusual for the in-house counsel to also work closely with the CEO and HR teams on employee issues. The start-up cannabis company has many needs, but also has evolving needs. The role of in-house counsel may start out in an advisory role to the CEO acting as a Swiss army knife of functionality on any topic that comes up. As the company grows, the needs will change and more narrowly focused, strategic activity for the in-house counsel will. This discussion will cover the varied and evolving in-house counsel role.

Scheril Murray Powell, Esq., is an agricultural, cannabis, and dietary supplement attorney at Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Adair, and Dishowitz LLP. Scheril also serves as the Director of Business Development of Creative Services, a FCRA compliance, background screening, and security firm. The Daily Business Review has named her one of the Top 12 cannabis attorney’s in Florida. Her practice covers both the marijuana and hemp industries, specializing in cannabinoid legalization and UK novel foods registration.

For more information on the hemp track, please visit the 2021 Cannabis Science Conference East Final Program & Exhibitor Guide.