Entrepreneur and Multi-state Cannabis License Holder
Sara Gullickson is a cannabis entrepreneur and multi-state medical marijuana license holder. A leading executive, Gullickson has been actively involved in the industry for nearly a decade. She has helped numerous stakeholders grow their businesses profitably with operational and dispensary opening experience from the East to the West Coast and personally holds licenses in Nevada, North Dakota, and Ohio.
Gullickson believes it is her duty to help the industry evolve successfully and has assisted in the development of regulatory frameworks and cannabis application processes in the United States, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand.
In 2019, Gullickson was named to Marijuana Business Magazine’s Women to Watch list and Benzinga’s Top 20 Women to Dominate the International Cannabis Space. She has been a featured speaker and panelist at the Real Estate Wealth Expos in Los Angeles and Toronto alongside Tony Robbins, Pitbull, and Suze Orman, and has presented at numerous, large-scale cannabis business conferences.
An industry expert, Gullickson previously served as CEO of Item 9 Labs Corp., a publicly traded U.S. Cannabis company, and was the Founder and CEO of Dispensary Permits, a nationally recognized cannabis consulting firm. Established in 2010, Dispensary Permits secured multiple cannabis license wins across more than a dozen competitive state markets.
In addition, Gullickson has founded and developed several companies for different stakeholder groups, including Dispensary Templates and Strive Life. A technology platform, Dispensary Templates is an extensive digital library of licensing and business planning resources for cannabis professionals. Strive Life is a turnkey dispensary model for the retail sector and is currently being implemented in Arizona and North Dakota.
Gullickson continues to serve as an industry spokesperson and is currently pursuing new business projects. Beyond her work in cannabis, Sara’s passions include raising her young son, inspiring women in business, and practicing yoga.