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. […]

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 […]

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Passes

By |July 12th, 2018|

Oklahoma said, “Yes!” State Question 788 passed on June 26th. The first medical marijuana clinic in the state, the Tulsa Higher Care Clinic, was already prepped and ready and opened just one day later. But not all the rules are in place just yet.

Officials met in this past week to address medical marijuana emergency rules. The […]

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 […]

Anti-Marijuana Group Wants Michigan Marijuana Legalization

By |June 4th, 2018|

It’s the legislature’s move, says the Committee to Keep Pot out of Neighborhoods and Schools. Michigan marijuana legalization is on the ballot and ready to go to voters in November. But the Michigan group has been a staunch opponent of marijuana in the state. Now, they’ve switched their tune and are willing to go for […]

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 […]

Recreational Marijuana Law Takes Hold in Maine – Governor Overridden

By |May 21st, 2018|

Maine can’t say the Governor didn’t try. The recreational marijuana market is now officially law. It is slated to launch possibly by 2019, but most likely by 2020. Gov. Paul LePage had previously vetoed the proposed cannabis bill. But the second time around, on May 2nd, lawmakers in the state opted to override the governor.

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Montana Medical Marijuana Laws Take Effect

By |April 23rd, 2018|

Montana medical marijuana regulations are changing. The new laws concern testing and labeling which officials hope will help them keep a closer tab on plants through their entire seed to sell cycle. The Department of Public Health and Human Services will give a grace period of 20 days to providers to implement pesticide testing.

Originally, regulations […]