As the cannabis industry matures and improves, we have its women to thank for numerous contributions—everything from improving processes in getting clones or seed to sale, to consulting startups on how to launch their businesses.
Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, we are reflecting on women’s achievements and contributions in the industry.
At Cannabis Conference 2020, taking place April 21-23 in Las Vegas, these women will speak on subjects as far-ranging as pest and disease challenges in growing hemp, tips for hiring and retaining dispensary staff, and cannabinoid and terpene science—all to help the industry continue to progress.
We’d like to thank them for speaking at Cannabis Conference 2020 and for continuing to make impactful and far-reaching contributions to the market.
Dr. Leslie Apgar, Greenhouse Wellness
Dr. Leslie Apgar is a board-certified OBGYN with 17 years of experience in direct patient care. She is also the co-founder and medical director of Greenhouse Wellness, as well as co-founder of Blissiva, a female-focused cannabis line. Apgar is also the founder of Pura Vida, a cosmetic spa and laser center in operation for 12 years.
Dr. Janna Beckerman, Purdue University
Dr. Janna Beckerman is a professor and extension plant pathologist specializing in diseases of horticultural crops at Purdue University. She obtained her Ph.D. in plant pathology from Texas A&M University, and her M.S. and B.S. in Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Marguerite Bolt, Purdue University
Marguerite Bolt is the hemp Extension specialist at Purdue University in the Department of Agronomy. She received her M.S. in Entomology from Purdue University, and her B.S in Entomology from Michigan State University. Bolt’s research has focused on hemp-insect interactions and plant chemistry. She is interested in the secondary compounds that hemp produces