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Susan S. Hwang


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Susan S. Hwang is a South Korean immigrant, real estate developer, investor and cannabis business entrepreneur who has been a vested industry stakeholder since 2011. Susan presides over a diverse portfolio of vertically integrated cannabis brands and a national chain of licensed dispensaries. She is the CEO, Class A Board Member and the License Holder of Jamestown Center, Inc., a corporation comprised of multiple vertically integrated Arizona facilities including BEST Dispensary, Cultivate Good Times Distribution/Cultivation Site/Infusion Kitchen, Jamestown Yuma Dispensary, PHX Cultivation Site/Extraction Facility and Yuma Cultivation Site/Infusion Kitchens. 

Susan also serves as CEO of cannabis consulting firm SH Management Services, LLC, and national brands Daily Dose CBD, Bonnie & Clyde, Richual Care Co(CBD Dispensary) and Mama Su Luxury Bontique(Luxury Smokeshops). 

In 2020, Susan launched a first-of-its-kind cannabis luxury retail dispensary, Best Dispensary in Mesa, Arizona which focuses on offering an elevated and memorable shopping experience at an elegant showroom featuring the highest quality cannabis products in the company of the friendliest and educated team members. 

Through BEST Dispensary, Susan created an innovative, elegant and luxury retail environment and culture that is focused on educating our customers, providing quality cannabis products, embodying excellence in all we do and treating everyone with dignity and respect. In 2023, the new dispensary model will continue to debut in Los Angeles, California, Phoenix, Arizona, Yuma, Arizona, Michigan and Missouri. 

In turn, Susan has made it a priority to give back in other ways. She was the Co-Founder, Chairwoman and Board Member of Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce from 2019-2021. Susan actively supports politicians and causes committed to legal medical cannabis, gender and racial equality, and overcoming the opioid epidemic. She is a volunteer for Girls who Inspire, Volunteer and Empower (G.I.V.E), and received the Spotlight on Success Local Heroes Award by One Community’s LGBTQ activists. Susan and her businesses also support Foster 360 to help foster children and to provide affordable housing to young adults who come from the foster care system. 

Susan Hwang was nominated and received an award “40 Under 40” Business Leaders from Phoenix Business Journal in 2019.

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