Trendsetter to Know: Sara Gullickson, Founder & CEO of The Cannabis Business Advisors

Name: Sara Gullickson 

Twitter: @thecbadvisors 

Facebook: @TheCBAdvisors 

Instagram: Personal: @saralgullickson Business: @thecbadvisors


Title: Founder and CEO

Married/Single: Single 

Kids: 2 – Savanna (2) & River (4)

City you live in: Arcadia 

A typical day in my life includes… Chasing my babies, hiking camelback while juggling conference/strategy  calls, vetting opportunities, stopping into the office and working on our cannabis projects. 

I was born…in Minnesota on the side of the road. I came out running and I haven’t stopped. 

My favorite thing about Arizona…Everything. I love living here. I have worked internationally and have been blessed enough to visit almost all 50 States in the US and over 20 ++ counties and I can say I am proud to call AZ home. 

I’m listening to…Country! Just returned from Nashville. Specifically, Kelsea Ballerini

My family…is everything. I had kids later in life but I can honestly say, the world just seemed to make more sense the moment I became a mom. The amount of growth that happens as a mother is remarkable. 

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… my younger self. I’d have a lot to tell her. 

One thing I cannot live without… innovating. 

When I was younger, I wanted to be…a mom. 

I’m inspired by… strong women. May we know them. May we be them. And, may we raise them. 

The one person who motivates me is… Sara Blakely . She didn’t take no for an answer and is a very inspiring business woman. 

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… cruelty towards children, in all forms. 

The perfect day would be… sleeping in, getting a massage and checking into a resort with the kids to swim and enjoy lunch by the pool. 

My first job was…I was a grocery bagger LOL. I was 14. 

My favorite escape… Create a life so great you don’t need to escape 😊 

My life…I’ve had good times, I’ve had bad times and without either you truly can’t achieve true happiness. 

I’m currently working on…peace. Balance and joy. And, getting back into yoga. 

Always… give it a shot 

Never…say never 

Favorite Quote… When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. – Elon Musk 

Biggest Dream…I’m living it. 

My Pet Peeve(s)… stupid questions, because there really is such a thing as a stupid question. 

Bio-on yourself/company:  Sara Gullickson is a multi-state cannabis license holder and CEO and Founder at The Cannabis Business Advisors and How to Open a Dispensary. At age 27, she founded her first cannabis venture before ultimately selling to a publicly traded company. Gullickson has presented alongside Tony Robbins in the U.S. and Canada, and has six cannabis licenses that are minority or women-owned. She has more than a decade of experience building and scaling businesses, including a tech platform and turnkey retail model tailored to the cannabis industry.

Gullickson has a proven track record in identifying new opportunities and infusing traditional business strategies into progressive markets. She has also consulted on an international scale in Canada, New Zealand, and Europe. Among her numerous business accolades, she has been recognized as a Women to Watch in Cannabis and one of the Top 20 Women to Dominate the International Cannabis Space.

The Cannabis Business Advisors: Based in Phoenix, Arizona, The Cannabis Business Advisors (“CB Advisors”) is a multi-faceted consulting firm providing strategic business guidance for cannabis license applicants and current license holders throughout all stages of growth to companies across the U.S. and Canada. CB Advisors is led by CEO and Founder, Sara Gullickson and President, Maxime Kot. The consulting team brings more than twenty years of combined industry experience. The company offers a comprehensive suite of services, including application and licensing preparation, operational analysis, merger and acquisition support, policy and procedures, exit strategy guidance, and business development planning. CB Advisors is located at 4203 E. Indian School Road, in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information visit, email, or phone 602-730-2986.

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