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, […]

Selling Excess Marijuana Across State Lines?

By |September 24th, 2018|

Marijuana overproduction in Oregon is hardly breaking news. We’ve covered it ourselves a number of times in the Pinnacle blog. Oregon is producing so much excess marijuana, that it is about three times more that it can consume. This overproduction has resulted in rotting marijuana and low-ball prices in the state. At this stage, there aren’t […]

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. […]

Illegal Marijuana Market in California

By |September 3rd, 2018|

Recreational marijuana became legal in California on January 1, 2018, but the illegal marijuana market (otherwise known as the black market) remains alive and well in the state. A study by Eaze discovered that in the last three months, 18 percent of California cannabis consumers bought cannabis products in the illicit marketplace. That works out […]

Medical Marijuana Research Allowed at PA Colleges

By |June 4th, 2018|

Colleges in Pennsylvania are now officially sanctioned to perform medical marijuana research. The Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, made the announcement on Monday, May 14th. Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana legislation passed in April 2016. The program now has over 37,000 patients. And 16,000 patients are active MMJ card users.
Eight Schools Get the Go-Ahead
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New Jersey MMJ to Expand Program

By |May 28th, 2018|

New Jersey MMJ was legalized in 2010. But demand is now surpassing supply in the state. Significant changes in the medical marijuana laws in New Jersey have had a major impact on dispensaries. An overwhelming number of new patients have signed up and stores are having a hard time keeping up with the demand. But […]

Medical Marijuana Licenses Released in Michigan

By |March 30th, 2018|

Spring is here! Michiganites are ready for their medical marijuana licenses.

Mega-growers of medical marijuana will soon find out if their applications have been accepted by the state of Michigan. Medical marijuana licenses will be released this spring. Three levels of licenses were developed within the state: Class A (allowing up to 500 plants); Class B (allowing up […]

Game of Clones: The Many Ways to Root a Clone

By |July 30th, 2017|

Game of Clones: The Basics
There are several ways to cut, root and grow a clone. The traditional method is to make a diagonal cut on a stalk of new growth on a plant. To identify the new growth, look for a stalk with a light color cluster of new leaves. These stalks of new growth […]

This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Pot a Question of Potency

By |June 22nd, 2017|

Hopefully you are as sick of reading that headline as I am. For years we’ve been hearing about how much stronger our pot is than it was in the 1960s and 1970s. It’s certainly true but how much stronger is it? First of all let me clear up an important aspect of this comparison. According […]

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 […]