Sara Gullickson of Dispensary Permits Discusses Regulation, Licenses and Business

This month on DCN Talks, Sara Gullickson, CEO of Dispensary Permits joins ut to discuss upcoming regulations, getting into the cannabis industry, and what exactly Sara and are doing for you.

Who is Sara Gullickson ?

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, a national cannabis consulting firm offering seed to sale services with hands-on support to medical marijuana entrepreneurs.

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, 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.

What is Dispensary Permits?

Dispensary Permits provides both dispensary and cultivation application services for medical marijuana applicants across the United States of America, including states such as Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Contact us to learn more about our total solutions for the design, development, operation, and optimization of medical cannabis cultivation and production facilities and dispensaries. Dispensary Permits has secured award-winning license applications for clients in 10 medical state processes across the country, creating one of the best track records in the industry.


• Application and Business Plan Development
• Facility Design and Development
• Patient Education and Support
• Full-Service Cannabis Marketing and Branding
• Dispensary & Cultivation Training Programs

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