We're diving into a whole new topic here on the HER Podcast today: medical cannabis.
As cannabis use grows and garners more public interest, it still has a long history of stigma and legal troubles. Best friends turned business partners Gina Dubbé and Dr. Leslie Apgar are here to tell us all about their journey to opening a medical dispensary. Dr. Apgar is a board-certified OBGYN with 17 years of experience in direct patient care. She has a passion for helping patients find ease and health through quality medical cannabis and natural medicine. She is also the co-founder and medical director of Greenhouse Wellness, a medical cannabis dispensary, as well as Co-Founder of Blissiva, a female-focused cannabis line.
And Gina is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a proven track record of grown successful businesses in emerging industries. Currently, she serves as the managing director and co-founder of Greenhouse Wellness, an award-winning dispensary in Maryland; Blissiva, a female-focused cannabis line; and co-founder of TheraPearl, a revolutionary hot and cold compress.
They talk about the obstacles they faced starting not only a dispensary but a women-owned dispensary in Maryland, the future of the medical & recreational industries nationwide, the process of getting a prescription, and more.