Leslie Apgar, M.D. is a board certified by OBGYN who specialized in minimally invasive surgery during her 21- year career. Unsatisfied by many aspects of traditional medicine, she started a medical spa, Pura Vida, in 2008 and left her OBGYN practice entirely in 2017 to work as a Medical Director and Co-Founder of Greenhouse Wellness, a medical cannabis dispensary in Maryland. With her best friend, Gina Dubbé, she published a book behind the scenes look at the industry called, “High Heals”: How Two Women Found Their Footing in the Medical Cannabis Industry. With Gina, she responded to an obvious void in the market and started a line of cannabis products for women called Blissiva. Dr. Apgar has been performing as a contributing writer for and sits on the Editorial Board of American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine and sits on the advisory board and is a contributing writer to CRx Magazine. She has published articles in both. Her passion is education and female empowerment, and she prioritizes this in every venue.