How to open a Dispensary


Of combined industry experience.

OVER $160M

In closed cannabis transactions.


Secured over 3 dozen cannabis licenses in 16 Competitive State Processes.


We’ve been around the industry since the beginning, helping passionate entrepreneurs evolve and further their own businesses through strategy, law, finance, acquisitions, and more to minimize risk and maximize growth. No matter what stage of business you’re in, our skilled and nimble team is primed to help you launch into your next best phase.

Established in 2021, “How to Open a Dispensary” is a streaming platform for entrepreneurs interested in breaking into the highly regulated and competitive cannabis industry. Subscribers have unlimited access to educational modules on cannabis licensing and application preparation, real estate, team building, and business and operational plans. Each class includes video content and lessons in an easily digestible format. In addition, “How to Open a Dispensary” features downloadable resources, including dispensary opening checklists and business plan templates, covering the following topics: inventory management, security and safety, storage, customer/patient education, environmental, dispensing, financial, community benefits, staffing and training, and recordkeeping.

“How to Open a Dispensary” is a cannabis industry brand developed by Sara Gullickson. A multi-state cannabis license holder and CEO at The Cannabis Business Advisors, Gullickson is an award-winning entrepreneur and industry spokesperson who has presented alongside Tony Robbins in the U.S. and Canada. She serves on the ownership team of six cannabis licenses that are minority or women-owned.

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