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 […]

The Tax Man Cometh

By |February 12th, 2017|

The Tax Man cometh, and cometh and cometh. At least that’s how it feels in cannabis Colorado. The Internal Revenue Service is auditing some 30 cannabusiness pioneers for tax years 2014 and 2015 because of the cash nature of the industry.

Uncle Sam has a way of keeping track of drug (expect pharmaceuticals) money with IRS […]

MJ Deaths

By |February 6th, 2017|

Marijuana deaths from overdose? Zero. Zip. Nada. Zilch. That’s the number of deaths from marijuana overdoses in 2015 now that marijuana is legal in 24 states. And it was the same number in 2014. This is according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control. Opioid overdoses make up 40.8 percent of worldwide drug deaths.

Although athere are […]

Drug Test Tips

By |February 3rd, 2017|

Marijuana might be legal for medical or recreational consumption in more tha half the United States, but requiring a drug test and terminating an employee because of results is still in the hands of the employer.
Tips for Workers

Know how marijuana works in the body.
Review company policy regarding marijuana use.
Company policies trump personal rights to use.
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Green Rush Buzz

By |February 1st, 2017|

 

It’s 420 somewhere and everyone is lighting up. Where are they getting their product? From you! Are you ready to get started with a cannabusiness? Pinnacle Consultation can provide assistance for every step along the path to getting your cannabusiness up and profitable. Pinnacle Consultation can help with your business plan, site location, financial projections, operational plans, licensing assistance, […]

MJ Blowing Up: Cannabis Investors Want In

By |January 25th, 2017|

Be it CBD, THC or hemp, the cannabis (MJ) industry is blowing up! If you think not, look at some of the latest information out of Colorado.

Colorado reported more than $486 million in medical and retail cannabis sales through May 2016. During that time, taxes and license fees totaled more than $71.4 million. Sales are expected to exceed $1 billion […]

Pinnacle Consultation: Oregon FAQs

By |January 23rd, 2017|

Pinnacle Consultation has seen an upswing in clients seeking to do business in Oregon. So many in fact, its experts have put together a list of frequently asked questions. For more information contact Pinnacle Consultation’s main office at 719.330.5301.
Oregon Licensing – General
 Q: Do you have to be an Oregon resident to receive a license?
A:  Due to recent legislative changes […]