Phoenix marijuana industry women leaders event

The Phoenix chapter of Women Grow, a national network supporting female entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, will host its next monthly networking event on Thursday, March 5, from 6:30 – 9 p.m., at Optima Camelview, located at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Highland Road, 7177 E. Rancho Vista Drive, Scottsdale. Open to the public, the event is an opportunity to learn about dispensary inspection laws in Arizona, as well as medical director compliance. Held on the first Thursday of each month, Women Grow chapter events offer opportunities for personal introductions, open networking, and a speaking program. Admission is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. For information and to purchase tickets, visit womengrow.com/events. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP in advance. Women Grow is a national network educating, empowering and connecting women in the cannabis industry through monthly networking events, national conferences and shining a spotlight on aspiring and established women leaders in the cannabis industry.

Information: Sara Gullickson, Women Grow, 612-965-4980, sara.gullickson@gmail.com, or Kim Prince, Proven Media, 480-221-7995, kim@provenmedia.com.

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Cannabis/Business/Women’s Event Women Grow Phoenix Hosting Cannabis Dispensary, Compliance Discussion at March 5 Networking Event Dispensary Medical Director Gina Berman, Healthcare Executive Elizabeth Dost Featured Speakers PHOENIX, Ariz., (February 23, 2015) – The Phoenix chapter of Women Grow, a na-tional network of female entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, will host its next monthly networking event on Thursday, March 5, from 6:30 – 9 p.m., at Optima Camelview, (7177 E. Rancho Vista Drive, Scottsdale). Open to the public, the event is an opportunity to learn about the legal cannabis industry and connecting with entrepreneurs shaping its future. This month’s meeting will focus on cannabis dispensary inspection laws and medical director compliance. Featured speakers are: • Gina Berman, MD, who owns and serves as Medical Director at the Giving Tree Wellness Centers in North Phoenix and Mesa, • Elizabeth Dost, a registered nurse and MariMed Advisors healthcare execu-tive experienced in the management and growth of healthcare ventures. on the first Thursday of each month, Women Grow’s chapter events offer op-portunities for personal introductions, open networking, and a speaking program. Admission is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP in advance.For information and to purchase tickets, visit the Women Grow Phoenix Chapter event page. The next event is scheduled to take place on April 2. The Phoenix chapter of Women Grow kicked off in December 2014 and is one of 16 chapters nationwide. Sara Gullickson, Executive Director of Dispensary Permits, serves as chair, and Kim Prince of Proven Media serves as co-chair. Since its inception in July 2014, Women Grow has seen enthusiastic response and rapid growth, demonstrating a distinct demand for organizations designed to sup-port women in the cannabis industry. While Women Grow is women-focused, it also welcomes business savvy men who understand that involving women in their organizations and partnering with women-owned businesses is good for the bottom line.

Spring 2015 Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Chicago

What an Honor to be speaking at The Spring 2015 Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Chicago!

I will be speaking about “Tapping Big New MMJ Markets: Nevada, Illinois and New York”.

May 19-21, 2015The Hilton • Chicago Produced by Marijuana Business Daily™, the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo features:

  • Keynote from Freakonomics author Steven Levitt and 25 other all new and exclusive sessions 2,000+ Cannabusiness professionals
  • 160+ exhibitors – The industry’s largest expo floor
  • Four exclusive add-ons: Marijuana Business Crash Course, Illinois MMJ Business Networking Breakfast, Marijuana Business Daily’s 5th Year Kickoff Celebration, and the Marijuana Business Investors Networking Breakfast.

Use my promo code: “ThanksSaraG” for $50 off Register Today!

Upcoming marijuana industry events

Spring is going to be a busy season for the medical marijuana community! Read on to see what upcoming marijuana industry events  you can catch me speaking, hosting or meeting with cannabis clients.

March 26th- I will be speaking on a panel with Laura Bianchi from Rose Law Group and Jane Fix from Monarch Dispensary at Women Grow’s Executive Director, Jazmin Hupp’s Lunch & Learn in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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April 2nd – I will be hosting our monthly Women Grow Meeting featuring Megan Stone from The High Road Design Studio in Phoenix, Arizona. 
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April -20th – MariMed Advisors has a booth at the Cannabis Cup in Denver to share some new and exciting products with the Cannabis Community. Stay tuned for details. Can’t wait? Send me an email and Ill share product details with you prior to our official product launch on 4/20.

May 14th – I will be hosting one on one meetings for Colorado dispensary licensees discussing our Franchise Model – Thrive the Dispensary. If you’d like to setup a one on one meeting with me contact MKot@MariMedAdvisors.com for more information.

May 17th – I will be featured  on a panel in Colorado speaking about “Investor Due Diligence” at a Leadership Summit.
Event Information Listed Here 

May 21st – I will be speaking about “Big Opportunity in IL, NV and NYC” at the Marijuana Business Daily Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois!
View Agenda Here  Planning on attending the MJ Biz Daily Conference? Utilize my code & save “ThanksSaraG”.

June -Date TBA – First State Compassion Center in Delaware Grand Opening. Stay Tuned for details on their Facebook page.
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2015 is filled with marijuana industry events across the United States! Join me at the events listed above to educate yourself on the industry, improve your dispensary or cultivation processes, gain exposure for your cannabis related brand, network with industry experts, and more!

Cheers,
Sara

Sara Gullicksen’s women grow lobby days Washington D.C. wrap up

First of all, W-O-W. What an amazing experience. I am truly honored to be a part of such a great organization! Women Grow and NCIA did a great job organizing Lobby Days in D.C. Lobbying on The Hill was a new experience for me and one I will always remember. I traveled with a new friend, Megan Stone. Megan is a local Phoenix industry expert and owns The High Road Design Studio, LLC , a design firm that specializes in interior design for dispensaries nationally. Megan and I arrived in D.C. on Wednesday, checked into the Hotel Helix, and went to sushi before the big Women Grow kick off meeting. Around 8p.m. we all rallied together at the hotel and Jane West and Jazmin Hupp, two of the Women Grow founders, addressed the group and outlined the next few days. Then, all 76 attendees were given the opportunity to introduce themselves. Women came from all over the country. The most overwhelming market presence was from Colorado and Ohio. Many attendees were household names and trailblazers in this crazy industry. We also had a few newcomers and women wanting to learn more. Being from different markets with different business focuses it provided me with a positive new outlook and perspective on the industry. I often feel isolated or like I am fighting this battle alone when the going gets tough. It’s nice to know there are other women across the U.S. that understand my goals.

On Thursday, we all attend a press conference at the National Press Club , Brook Gehring, of Patients Choice, talked about the banking issues she faces due to banks not openly accepting money from the industry. And, Jared Polis , US Representative- Colorado Congressman, addressed the group and touched on 280E (Taxation of Illegal Income) and industry banking issues we would later address on The Hill. After the Press Conference, we broke into our groups and headed to our meetings. I was partnered with Amber Langston from Show Me Cannabis. She was a great mentor with lobbying experience. We were able to meet with Representatives from Missouri, New Hampshire, and New York. All of our meetings were positive experiences.  I was grateful my meetings were with representatives in states that are developing programs. Both New York and New Hampshire are states we will be or have prepared dispensary applications for. Thursday was a long day but a very powerful and invigorating experience.

On Friday we explored the city and attended a private birthday party for one of the Lobby Days attendees. Overall, a great experience. I will be back for you D.C. Until next time, Sara Join us at the next Women Grow Phoenix Chapter Meeting March 5th Register today!  Other published articles on Lobby Days: Fusion.net  Traders350.com WomenGrow.com

Women Grow Phoenix chapter meeting: February 5th at the Cleared Hotel

February 5th Women Grow Networking Event Agenda: 6:30-7:00 Check In & Open Networking 7:00- 7:15 Welcome & About Women Grow 7:15 – 7:45 Group Networking Activity *We want to hear your 2015 goals and how Women Grow members can get involved! 7:45- 8:45 National Industry Update

Sara Gullickson and Rachel Schubert will be discussing:

  • Federal Landscape
  • Open Application Processes
  • New MMJ States & Process Status
  • Sustainable Markets & Opportunities
  • States Pending “Adult Use”
  • Upcoming Industry Events

 

8:45 – 9:00 Q & A 9:00 Event Closing We hope to see you all this Thursday. For those of you that are unable to make it please join us on March 5th to hear Gina Berman from The Giving Tree and Elizabeth Dost from MariMed Advisors discuss Arizona Dispensary Compliance. Cheers, Sara Gullickson Phoenix Chapter Chair Women Grow Mission Women Grow was created to connect, educate, inspire and empower the next generation of cannabis industry leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives. Founded in 2014 in Denver, Women Grow serves as a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry as the end of marijuana prohibition occurs on a national scale.

Sara Gullickson – U.S medical cannabis consultant: starting the new year off strong

The year has gotten off to a busy start and I am loving every minute of it. I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel for both personal and business situations all month. I kicked off the New Year in Puerto Rico. The rainforest, yoga, hiking, paddle boarding, the culture, the beautiful city of San Juan and the quiet beaches at Grand Melia were just what I needed to find my zen after the busy holiday season. When I returned back to Arizona I was refreshed and ready to take on 2015.

Recently, I was given the opportunity to be a part of the Women Grow Phoenix Chapter as their Co- Chair. We hosted our 2nd event on January 8th at The Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix.Just over 45 guests gathered to mix and mingle and to hear Kathy Inman from Mom Force AZ speak. Kathy touched on the importance of becoming an advocate for Marijuana in Arizona. Kathy also shared her journey with us and described how she got involved and some of her major accomplishments such as meeting Sheriff Joe Arpaio. For those of you that do not know of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, read more here to understand the irony of Kathy meeting with him. Last weekend, in anticipation of the announcement of the Illinois cultivation and dispensary permit winners, I flew into Chicago on Friday the 9th of January only to be disappointed the winners were not announced. I was ingrained in the Illinois process for the last 18 months.

Since August of 2013, our team has dedicated hundreds of hours to the process as well as the DispensaryPermits.com and MariMedAdvisors.com clients, in addition to advocating for the patients. While I understand the grading process for the dispensary and cultivation applications take time, it’s hard for me to understand why Governor Quinn didn’t handle the program prior to leaving office. I am hoping we get answers soon so we know what to expect for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program in 2015. Millions of dollars have been invested into the program and thousands of patients are anticipating access to cannabis for their qualifying medical conditions.

Currently, I am in route to NYC for the weekend then off to Boston to visit the MariMedAdvisors.com team. We will be discussing current projects. We have so many great things going on right now all over the United States. If you are in the Boston area and you are interested in meeting feel free to email me at Sara@DispensaryPermits.com. On a personal note, if anyone has yoga studio recommendations in Boston, please send them my way. I have yet to find my yogi home in Boston. Stay tuned for updates on my blog. The DispensaryPermits.com blog and on our social media accounts. Make it a great Friday!

Cheers,

Sara

Organization encourages women interested in working in the medical marijuana industry

Women interested in getting involved in the medical marijuana industry will meet tonight in Phoenix. Women Grow launched its Phoenix chapter last month. Betty Aldworth is a founding member of Women Grow, which started in Colorado. She’s also the Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. She said

Women Grow works to empower women working in the cannabis industry wherever it’s legal. For another perspective on women in the legal cannabis industry, we turn now to Sue Sisley. She researches the effect of medical marijuana on veterans with PTSD, although she’s still looking for a home for that research after her contract was terminated by the University of Arizona. Sisley said the industry, including the research side, is male dominated but has gotten a little less so as marijuana has become less controversial. Audio from KJZZ

 

Source: http://kjzz.org/content/86733/organization-encourages-women-interested-working-medical-marijuana-industry

Organization encourages women interested in working in the medical marijuana industry

Women interested in getting involved in the medical marijuana industry will meet tonight in Phoenix. Women Grow launched its Phoenix chapter last month.

Betty Aldworth is a founding member of Women Grow, which started in Colorado. She’s also the Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. She said Women Grow works to empower women working in the cannabis industry wherever it’s legal.

For another perspective on women in the legal cannabis industry, we turn now to Sue Sisley. She researches the effect of medical marijuana on veterans with PTSD, although she’s still looking for a home for that research after her contract was terminated by the University of Arizona.

Sisley said the industry, including the research side, is male dominated but has gotten a little less so as marijuana has become less controversial.

Source: http://kjzz.org/content/86733/organization-encourages-women-interested-working-medical-marijuana-industry

Women Grow lobby days in Washington D.C. this February

I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the Women Grow team in D.C. this February 11th -14th. National Cannabis Industry Association will be setting up meeting for the Women of Women Grow with members of congress to to lobby for cannabis legalization and regulation.

Women Grow Lobby Days Schedule Outlined Below:

  • February 11: 7:30PM dinner & briefing at the Helix Hotel in D.C.
  • February 12: Morning kickoff and press conference at the National Press Club then off to  meetings on the hill.  The day will end with a fundraiser with Nevada Representative Dina Titus at The George Restaurant.
  • February 13: Follow up meetings, lunch and Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s  Betty Aldworth & Stacia Cosner’s birthday party.

I am looking forward to being surrounded by the intelligent, passionate, and powerful women of cannabis this February. Cheers, Sara Gullickson Executive Director DispensaryPermits.com Vice President of Sales and Marketing MariMed Advisors 

 

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