Plant/product inventory, product packaging, and facility modifications
Developing a compliance department, Ensuring compliance through routine audits, Establishing forensic audit procedures
Darnell has been in the cannabis industry since 2015–most recently as a Sr. Compliance Manager at a premier cannabis company.
He developed the compliance department for the company–which has the largest cultivation center.
Darnell developed routine audit procedures to ensure compliance with regulated plant/product inventory, product packaging, and facility modifications.
He led regulatory approval for site modifications including a new greenhouse, C1D1 extraction booth, DEA vault, and packaging equipment.
Also, Darnell developed overarching operating policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations as well as operating efficiencies.
He established forensic audit procedures that will hold up in court and were easily executable in operations.
Darnell reviewed and approved draft packaging to ensure compliance with state regulations.
He quickly became the Illinois expert on regulations and developed a working relationship with regulators.
He also worked with SMEs to develop and refine processes for operating efficiencies, employee safety, and compliance with regulations.
Darnell has a Masters of Accountancy – Information Assurance degree–a hybrid between accounting and management information systems–which provides him with the ability to implement seed-to-sale software programs such as BioTrack and METRC.
He helped facilities implement SAGE, Canix, BioTrack, and METRC.