Pinnacle Consultation’s Fowlkes Returns from Oregon Consults

By |March 17th, 2017|

With stops in St. Helens, Cornelius, South Beach, Hebo, Portland, Dayton and Gaston, Kris Fowlkes, director of commercial operations at Pinnacle Consultation (PinnacleConsultationInc.com), was on the go during a recent ten-day trip to provide that one-on-one personal attention for which Pinnacle Consultation is known. Pinnacle Consultation, a Colorado-based cannabusiness consulting firm, has seen its Oregon client base […]

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By |March 15th, 2017|

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Want to establish or expand a cannabis cultivation, grow, dispensary, extraction or retail business? Let Pinnacle Consultation help with your business plan, site location, financial projections, operational plans, licensing assistance and state and local compliance visits. Pinnacle Consultation has an experienced and knowledgeable team ready to help […]

Oregon Marijuana License

By |March 10th, 2017|

As of October 1, 2015 Oregon now allows recreational selling of marijuana. Oregon already has a great number of shops that are strictly medical; with the new law these medical shops can now get a recreational Oregon Marijuana license. This also will allow for anyone new looking to get involved in cannabis a chance to […]

Cannabis Grow Start-up FAQs

By |March 3rd, 2017|

Pinnacle Consultation has been swamped with questions about starting a medical or retail cannabis grow. To better aid those seeking to enter the legalized marijuana market here are a few FAQs.

Q: How is growing marijuana regulated?

A: Because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, there is myriad of state and local laws to navigate. Each […]

Security Violations: What to Look For

By |February 27th, 2017|

Security and surveillance system issues are often found during reviews of other non-related infractions. An incident at your dispensary, processing facility or cultivation site can bring a visit from local fire and health inspectors as well as state and federal investigators.  One of the first things they will want to do is review your  surveillance system. The review of […]

Marley to Partner with Ocean Grown Extracts

By |February 27th, 2017|

When the city of Coalinga approved the sale of the Claremont Custody Center to Ocean Grown Extracts, little did the Council know one of the most famous names in cannabis culture would soon be associated with the cultivation. That name? Marley.

Damian Marley, Bob Marley’s youngest son, in partnership with Ocean Grown Extracts, is converting the center into […]

Minnesota MMJ Workers Ratify Union Agreement

By |February 24th, 2017|

On Jan. 12 MMJ workers at Minnesota Medical Solutions in South St. Paul (Minn.) ratified a new, three-year union agreement. The workers are represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1189. Minnesota Medical Solutions is a Vireo Company.

It includes:

annual wage increases for all employees
progression increases
additional pay for new lead positions
premiums when training […]

MED Onsite?

By |February 22nd, 2017|

Compliance violations can devastate a cannabusiness. Penalties range from revocation of licenses to fines. Before the MED pops in on your dispensary, grow, or processing facility, have Pinnacle Consultation perform a compliance audit.

Common violations include:

Failing underage compliance checks
Record-keeping/METRC compliance issues
Inadequate camera coverage
Inadequate security for recording devices
Failing to disclose all […]

OSHA and Cannabusiness

By |February 17th, 2017|

The Occupational Safety and Health federal law was created protect worker from safety and health hazards. Cannabusinesses, even though illegal under federal law, must still comply with OSHA regulations.

OSHA is now looking at marijuana businesses in state with legal cannabis grows. It is important for cannabusiness owners to be in compliance with both state and […]

Tax Check List

By |February 13th, 2017|

As December 31 fades in the rearview mirror and another year appears in the headlights, it’s time to think ahead to 2017 Tax Season. The Tax Man will be here sooner than you think.

While reviewing year-end financials, keep these things in mind:
Cash
Count your cash

When thinking of the cannabis industry, one thinks of cash. And lots of it, […]