Digital marketing agency 420MEDIA and the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) have joined forces to create a series highlighting entrepreneurs trailblazing the cannabis scene. Each week, we’ll profile a noteworthy business pioneer, and ask each 5 questions. This week’s featured trailblazer is Scheril Murray Powell, Esq., President of Green Sustainable Strong, LLC.
1. Tell us about your Company.
I have a number of companies that service the Agriculture and Cannabis Industry. I am a Florida licensed Attorney and have a boutique Agricultural and Cannabis Law Firm. I also own Canna Headhunters, a Cannabis Staffing Agency and an online Cannabis Merchandising Company called Cannurban.com. I am a shareholder with a CBD Company called R and R Naturals and we are launching an online network called R & R Naturals TV.
I started as a Lawyer and as I learned more about the industry, I got more ideas about opportunities to contribute to the industry in ways that line up with my strengths. Once I started building relationships with the patient and veteran community, I knew that my entire life’s work was to prepare me for this industry and helping these people.
3. What change will your firm address in the industry? Does it address an unmet need?
I think SMP Law has a commitment and agility that is not traditionally seen in Law Practices. I lobby from the municipality level to the Federal Level, I help legalization pass and get implemented in foreign nations, I work on applications, and match license holders with funding. It is a very unique, and values driven firm. It is also unique that SMP Law supports both the Hemp and Marijuana sides of the business. Canna Headhunters is my personal contribution to making sure that the user base and ownership base of Cannabis mirror each other from a diversity perspective. My gifts and apparel line, www.cannurban.com, is a silent protest to the restriction of patient access as a result of “wellness privileges.” Finally, my Consulting Firm Green Sustainable Strong, LLC finds funding, resources, and education to farmers and industry newcomers. My business partners Ginger McNab, Billy Rennalls, and I are committed to being catalysts for positive, progressive change in Cannabis.
I believe that the clear good will intent comes across in our product and service design. The industry and mainstream audience have embraced our concepts. I love the reaction that I get when I post someone that I “catch” wearing www.cannurban.com gear around the world. There have been sightings in Amsterdam, Jamaica, and even in front of hemp houses.
5. Are there any upcoming milestones for your company?
Yes, we are looking forward to more international partnerships in 2019. My radio show with Arby Barroso and Nasser Almulla, Cannabis Life Radio, will have an expanded footprint and content. Green Sustainable Strong is planning a National Tour introducing farmers to hemp as a diversification crop. The cannurban.com line will expand to have true luxury gifts for the holidays and Valentine’s Day. Finally, we plan to launch the Green Sustainable Strong Marketplace by April on 2019. The Canna Headhunters website will be completely transformed and more intuitive during December of 2018. Finally, as a member of the University of Florida Hemp Pilot Program, I am really looking forward to hemp being grown in Florida.
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