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 […]

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 […]

Compliance in Your Cannabusiness

By |July 16th, 2018|

On the surface, running a cannabis-based business is just like any other business. From staffing, to wages, inventory, and marketing, businesses thrive when there is a cohesive and well-oiled machine – that serves customers, that respects its staff, that provides a unique service or product to society, and above all is profitable. But as many […]

How to Prepare a Job Posting

By |June 11th, 2018|

There are numerous aspects to running a cannabusiness: increasing revenue, logistics, marketing, licensing, compliance, and maintaining inventory, just to name a few. However, these all share a common element – people. If you don’t have the right people at the right time for the right job, your business will suffer. But those who hire often […]

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 […]

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bill to Protect Medical Marijuana

By |July 29th, 2017|

Details of bill
Thursday of this week the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill to go forward to the senate to extend protections for states with medical marijuana. This bill is in direct contradiction to Jeff Sessions’ as well as the DOJ’s position on marijuana. This bill is still far from law at this point. The […]

Medical Marijuana Investors Must Stand Up to Jeff Sessions Immediately

By |July 23rd, 2017|

The absurdity of Jeff Sessions’ viewpoints
Jeff Sessions has made many statements to express his opposition to any cannabis legality. He famously said that “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” He has also made claims that marijuana contributes to a nationwide drug epidemic. It is apparent to all who study this drug epidemic that both the cause […]

Time to Participate in the MED Summer Legislation

By |June 30th, 2017|

This summer you have a chance to be part of the brainstorm for 2017 rule making as well as legislation. The MED (Marijuana Enforcement Division) allows public input in the five meetings scheduled for this summer. We mentioned in a previous blog that the MED will allow license changes and will accept new license applications. […]

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 […]