Sara Gullickson, founder and CEO of Dispensary Permits, will serve as COO of Strive Wellness. The cultivation and production facility will occupy a 20,000 square-foot site in Nye County.
Founder and CEO of Dispensary Permits Sara Gullickson was approved for a provisional cultivation and processing license in Nevada. The internationally recognized cannabis consultant plans to launch the Strive Wellness medical cannabis line in late 2018.
Strive Wellness will be located an hour from Las Vegas and five hours from Los Angeles and Phoenix. The 20,000 square-foot venture occupies Nye County, the largest in the state by area and the third-largest in the contiguous United States.
The proposed cultivation and production facility will receive final approval after building inspections are passed and documentation is submitted.
Renowned for her cannabis licensing expertise, Gullickson has won multiple dispensary and cultivation licenses for her clients in 13 competitive state markets.
With the recent announcement, Gullickson has now pivoted from providing ancillary cannabis business services to becoming an industry investor and COO of Strive Wellness of Nevada, LLC. Partners include, CEO Donald Burton and CFO Larry Lemons.
“I am honored to take my knowledge from the last eight years and turn the page to the next chapter. I will lead marketing, branding, overall compliance, distribution and quality control for cultivation and production,” stated Gullickson who also oversees Dispensary Permits.
A cannabis industry entrepreneur since 2010, Gullickson astutely pursued a Nevada medical license versus a recreational permit. “When adult-use cannabis sales spike, we want to ensure medical patients have the same access to high-grade medicinal product.”
Gullickson is a sought-after industry spokesperson and recently presented at the 2018 Real Estate Wealth Expo in Toronto and Los Angeles, the World Medical Cannabis Conference in Pittsburgh, and the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in Los Angeles. She was named one of the Top Ten Cannabis Entrepreneurs by Herb Magazine early this year.