Colorado Marijuana Report Card

By |November 5th, 2018|

The state of Colorado marijuana. Recently, the Department of Public Safety released a report on marijuana’s impact in the state. General findings appear to be positive, with a few trouble spots.

According to the report, there has been a significant drop in arrests “since recreational sales began in 2014.” This is mostly attributed to the decline in […]

Marijuana Grows are Failing

By |October 29th, 2018|

Colorado legalized medical marijuana back in 2000 with Amendment 20. Of course, recreational (Amendment 64) passed in 2012 when Colorado and Washington became the first two states in the nation to legalize cannabis. But now a considerable number of years have passed since first generation marijuana grows were planted. And as usually happens with technology, […]

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Dispensary?

By |October 22nd, 2018|

One of the most commonly asked questions we get here at Pinnacle Consultation is, “How much does it cost to open a dispensary?” Well, it depends – on your intended focus, location, size, etc. The answer though is not clear-cut, but below we’ll delve into it and help you get exactly the info you need […]

The Changing Colorado Marijuana Code

By |October 8th, 2018|

The Colorado General Assembly modified several cannabis-related bills. From vertical integration, marijuana waste, product sampling to marijuana storage, the Colorado marijuana code is on the move. Read on to see what’s changing.
So Long Required Vertical Integration
Medical marijuana businesses can now choose to vertically integrate or not. To many cannabusiness owners, this comes as positive news. […]

CO’s Costly Marijuana Pesticide Testing

By |September 17th, 2018|

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) requires a lot of marijuana pesticide testing. The MED requires multiple testing on all marijuana flower and trim (but not concentrates). This results in redundancy and higher costs.

New marijuana pesticide testing in Colorado officially began Aug. 1. But cultivators have been busy contending with product gluts and falling wholesale prices. […]

Colorado Springs Amends Marijuana Extraction Fire Codes

By |September 10th, 2018|

On June 4th of this year, the city of Colorado Springs City Council passed Ordinance No. 18-50, officially adopting the 2015 edition of the International Fire Code. Those in marijuana extraction should take note. Staying in compliance is crucial for staying in business. A major part of compliance is being aware of building and fire […]

Evolving Marijuana Laws?

By |April 30th, 2018|

Times are changing. On April 13th, 2018, President Trump agreed to a deal with Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner (R) to support federalism-based legislation to protect states who reform marijuana laws. All in all, it is good news for cannabis advocates as back in January, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, alluded to potential crackdowns after rescinding Obama-era […]

420 Ready?

By |April 19th, 2018|

It’s almost here. To some, it is the ultimate marijuana meet-up of the year. To others, just another Friday. This day in question is of course, April 20th, known more commonly as 420. According to marijuana sales records collected by the Colorado Department of Revenue, exponential growth continues every year. Retail sales alone from the month of April grew […]

Selling Marijuana Legally

By |March 27th, 2018|

Compliance starts and ends with identification.
Checking a customer’s I.D. seems pretty straightforward: a quick look at the birthday to be sure they’re 21 or older, and they’re good to go. Not so fast. How do you know whether the I.D. is recognized by the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED)? How do you know you are staying legal […]

You’re Safe for Now from Sessions

By |March 14th, 2018|

The Federal Government announced on Saturday that they won’t take on small-time marijuana cases. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this decision stands even though the Justice Department recently lifted policy speaking to the contrary. Authorities didn’t pursue cases in states that had legalized marijuana during the Obama years.

The marijuana industry clearly recalls that back in […]