Leah Heise, a former attorney for the federal government and now the current president to a dispensary in Maryland, believes that the state is a great market for the industry and that the perception of marijuana can change. Leah’s company, the Chesapeake Integrate Health Institute, is one of the first in Maryland to get a license to give approved patients in the state marijuana in a variety of forms to address a variety of illnesses. Depending on your illness you can obtain the best type of medicine from Leah’s company. For example, if you have arthritis, you could choose to purchase a topical that’s used as a cream you rub on your hands.
Leah has also recently been named CEO of a national medical marijuana advocacy group called Women Grow—a national network that educates, empowers, and connects women leaders in the cannabis industry. Women Grow currently has huge educational hospital centers in Maryland, allowing people to be treated for very specific, critical conditions for which cannabis can help. Although these centers are limited by law, the company is thriving to help mothers and women of all ages to understand that they’re programs are not intended to get them stoned, but to give people access to medication that best suits their needs.