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 […]

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 […]

Opportunity for Mexican Cannabusiness after June Announcement

By |July 25th, 2017|

Medical Marijuana in Mexico
Last month Mexican President Peña Nieto legalized medical marijuana for the country. This opens up new opportunities for Mexican cannabusiness. There are a few catches however. The first catch is that THC will be limited to 1% or lower as the bill stands. High CBD strains will be the focus of cultivation […]

Colorado Marijuana Sales Stay Consistent from Q4 to Q1

By |July 21st, 2017|

Marijuana sales Q4 FY2016 to Q1 FY2017
Colorado has recently reported $500,000,000 in tax revenue collected since 2014. That equates to $17,241,379,310 in marijuana sales. This has investors and potential owners drooling. We have calculated the quarterly sales between quarter four of fiscal year 2016 as well as quarter one of fiscal year 2017 from the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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