Meet Sara Stewart, Cannabis Consumption Lounge Pioneer

October 13, 2022 · Forbes

Only 34 years old, Sara Stewart has had a fascinating professional life. After working in in the hospitality and event space for about 15 years, the LA-based Stewart has become, in only a few years, a foremost expert on cannabis consumption lounges. Having been a cannabis consumer for most of her adult life, Stewart made her foray into this sector by managing and operating two of the first cannabis consumption lounges in the U.S. However, it hasn’t been easy as she admits the business model is rife with regulatory challenges.

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