Ganjapreneurs Have One Year to be Ready for Canadian Legalization

By |July 16th, 2017|

In July 2018 Ganjapreneurs have the opportunity to cash in on Canada’s cannabis market. Justin Trudeau is late to his 2017 deadline however, Canada will be ready for nationwide recreational sales in July 2018.  The delay is frustrating for some, but for those who haven’t invested in Canada yet this extra time may be a […]

Greece Legalizes Medical Marijuana Opening the Door for Cannabusiness

By |July 13th, 2017|

Last week Greece legalized marijuana for medicinal use. The current Prime Minister Alexia Tsipras has opened the door for medical cannabis businesses to start planning. Just like any business owner it is important that Greek purveyors have the proper business plan and start-up capital. Potential business owners must first decide the scope of their business […]

Update on I-300 The Social Use Initiative

By |July 2nd, 2017|

There is an update on Initiative 300, the social use initiative in Denver, CO. The release of a zoning map has brought up some concerns with Colorado pot activists. Another concern is the $2000 application fee that may or may not get you started on the licensing process. If you read the previous blog on […]

Colorado Attorney General Works with DEA on Toker Poker Bust

By |June 28th, 2017|

Today in Denver Colorado the Attorney General Cynthea Coffman did exactly what Colorado marijuana business owners don’t want to see. She and several law enforcement divisions throughout Colorado colluded with the DEA. They worked together  to serve up the so called “Toker Poker” bust. This bust wasn’t just in Colorado. The accused are from several […]

Live Resin Concentrate on the Rise

By |May 10th, 2017|

With so many options for consumers to choose from in the concentrate category, why is live resin so popular? Wax and shatter seem to be on the decline when it comes to sales numbers. As consumers in legal states become more particular it is important for dispensaries to keep up with demand. To figure out […]

Tax Check List

By |March 31st, 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]