September 20th, 2022 at 10am PT  

Cannabis consumption lounges are now open for business!

Well… in some states, at least.

These lounges, where people can purchase AND consume cannabis on site, are starting to grab a foothold in the legacy states. Las Vegas is also about to see a boom in cannabis consumption lounges, as licenses for some 60+ lounges will begin being processed this fall.

If this all doesn’t sound exciting enough, there’s this: they will all need accounting services. Join us in welcoming special guest Sara Stewart on Tuesday, September 20th at 10 AM PT as she gives us an inside look at how cannabis consumption lounges operate, and the systems that keep them growing and profitable. 

A few of the many topics Sara will explore include:

  • Understanding the many business models of cannabis consumption lounges, from those in which you bring your own product to single-serve models
  • Differences in regulatory structure between California, Nevada and Illinois
  • Starting up a social lounge (from a financial perspective)
  • How to successfully turn tables in a cannabis social consumption lounge
  • … and more!

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Sara Stewart

hospitality and entertainment industry professional

Sara Stewart is a hospitality and entertainment industry professional with 15 years of experience in some of the country’s most lucrative and successful establishments, including TAO Los Angeles and Hyde Sunset. She spent five years working in LA's prominent nightlife scene managing celebrity guest lists and front door services for major events with VIPER by KCH including the Golden Globes, American Music Awards, and more. Sara was soon brought in to help open and manage America's first Cannabis Cafe (formerly known as Lowell Cafe). As an avid consumer and an advocate for the canna-curious, Sara used this opportunity to learn about consumption lounge operations and created a company to assist license holders with SOPS, protocols and procedures, revenue streams and more. In 2021, Sara joined Green Thumb Industries as a project specialist for consumption lounges and onsite experiences. On 4/20 of this year, Sara helped lead the efforts with Green Thumb to officially open the first consumption lounge east of the Mississippi to be connected to a dispensary.