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 “no good people smoke marijuana” he has also made claims that marijuana is contributing to a nationwide drug epidemic. It is apparent to all who study this drug epidemic that both 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Tax Man Cometh

By |February 12th, 2017|

The Tax Man cometh, and cometh and cometh. At least that’s how it feels in cannabis Colorado. The Internal Revenue Service is auditing some 30 cannabusiness pioneers for tax years 2014 and 2015 because of the cash nature of the industry.

Uncle Sam has a way of keeping track of drug (expect pharmaceuticals) money with IRS […]

Pinnacle Consultation: Oregon FAQs

By |January 23rd, 2017|

Pinnacle Consultation has seen an upswing in clients seeking to do business in Oregon. So many in fact, its experts have put together a list of frequently asked questions. For more information contact Pinnacle Consultation’s main office at 719.330.5301.
Oregon Licensing – General
 Q: Do you have to be an Oregon resident to receive a license?
A:  Due to recent legislative changes […]

Supreme Court Refuses Lawsuit Against Colorado Pot

By |January 16th, 2017|

The United States Supreme Court, by a 6-2 vote, refused to hear a case from Nebraska and Oklahoma to sue Colorado over its cannabis law. The attorneys general Jon Bruning (Nebraska) and Scott Pruitt (Oklahoma) filed the suit claiming federal prohibition against the state of Colorado for its marijuana legalization law. There were no lower […]

Health Canada: MMJ Program Grows

By |December 5th, 2016|

Health Canada reported rapid growth in its Medical Marijuana Access Program. According to Health Canada data, patients enrolled in the program grew almost 30 percent in the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2015 to 39,668.  This is 157 percent growth from a year ago.  It is an acceleration from the 27.6 percent sequential growth reported in the prior quarter.  The quarter […]

Oregon’s Edibles

By |November 25th, 2016|

Licensed medical marijuana dispensries in Oregon can sell edibles, extracts and topicals under SB 1511.  Edibles are foods that contain marijuana, such as brownies. Extracts are concentrates processed from marijuana and used to make edibles. Extracts also can be smoked or vaporized.
The Oregon Health Authority recently issued temporary rules for early sales of recreational marijuana. Sales […]