Sara Gullickson is a nationally recognized cannabis expert who has been actively involved in the industry since its inception. A visionary entrepreneur with a passion for health and wellness, it was natural for Sara to enter the medical marijuana business. In 2010, she established DispensaryPermits.com, a national cannabis consulting firm offering seed to sale services with hands on support to medical marijuana entrepreneurs.
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, DispensaryPermits.com is one of the longest standing medical marijuana consulting companies in the industry. As Founder and CEO, Sara has served clients in competitive and emerging state markets with ten successful license acquisitions, as well as operational and dispensary opening experience from the East Coast to Hawaii. For new dispensary and cultivation licensees, Sara has developed a franchise style model where clients can learn how to operate a fully functional and compliant cannabis facility.
Sara has personally helped multiple states with their programming and has attended multiple political gatherings to raise medical marijuana awareness, both at Lobby Days in Washington, D.C, and at the Phoenix Capitol.At the forefront of one of the fastest growing industries in the nation, Sara has made it a priority to help other entrepreneurs succeed through educational endeavors and networking events.
Sara served as a founding member and Chair of Women Grow- Phoenix Chapter from 2014-2017, and was a featured speaker at the 2017 Women Grow Leadership Summit in Denver. She has also spoken at multiple national industry events, including: 2017 Arizona Assessors Conference, 2015 MJ Business Daily event in Chicago, and the 2015 Cannabis World Conference & Business Expo (CWCBExpo) in Los Angeles.
Named an Arizona Trendsetter by Arizona Foothills Magazine in 2016, Sara has also been featured in numerous national media outlets, including: CNN, NBC, Yahoo Finance, Entrepreneur Magazine, National Geographic, Dr. Oz, Forbes, Business News Daily, Phoenix Business Journal, Marijuana Business Daily, Direct Cannabis Network, and others.
An industry innovator and thought leader, Sara continues to expand her business with the ever evolving industry. Beyond her work in cannabis, Sara is an avid yogi who has completed 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training. In her spare time, she personally advocates for new legalization measures and access to alternative wellness solutions.