About Us


The American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine’s (AJEM) mission is to educate healthcare professionals on medicines that engage with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). By presenting clinical research on the role of the ECS in achieving homeostasis and as a therapeutic target, AJEM seeks to improve the practice of evidence-based cannabinoid medicine. AJEM publishes peer-reviewed original research manuscripts and research interpretation, news, and opinion pieces from thought leaders in the field. AJEM’s renowned Editorial Board members assist in the peer-review process and are a diverse group of experts with experience in various cannabinoid medicine disciplines.


Leslie Apgar, MD, Editor in Chief, AJEM

Editor in Chief, AJEM

Leslie Apgar, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Columbia, Maryland

Leslie Apgar, MD, is a board-certified OBGYN and skilled minimally invasive surgeon. During her 21-year career, she served on numerous hospital committees helping to educate and train new surgeons and students, change policies and embrace new technologies. Unsatisfied by many aspects of traditional medicine and seeing an obvious void in the market, Dr. Apgar founded Greenhouse Wellness, a medical cannabis dispensary in Maryland, alongside her best friend, Gina Dubbé.

The duo founded Blissiva, a cannabis line of products directed toward women, and published a behind-the-scenes look at the industry called, High Heals: How Two Women Found Their Footing in the Medical Cannabis Industry. They have appeared on the Today Show, The List, CNN, and various other local and national outlets, as well as numerous international publications and podcasts.

As Medical Director of Greenhouse Wellness, Dr. Apgar gives cannabis education lectures to physicians, patients and community members. She performs complimentary, daily medical cannabis consultations in-person or by telehealth to patients all over the world.
Dr. Apgar’s passion is cannabis education and women’s health and her appointment as Editor in Chief of AJEM aligns with her core mission to improve the understanding of cannabinoid therapy, decrease suffering, and improve the lives of her patients and colleagues.  

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Apgar attended medical school at Penn State University and completed her OBGYN residency at Penn State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. During her leisure time, you can find her hanging out with her 5 amazing kids and husband, as well as spending time with her horse, Figaro. An avid reader, she will often polish off a novel in one sitting while traveling, another passion of hers.

Meg Block Roloff, MPH, Senior Managing Editor, AJEM

Senior Managing Editor, AJEM

Meg Block Roloff, MPH

New York, NY

Meg Bock Roloff, MPH, is a medical journalist based in the New York City area. She specializes in writing and editing articles about medicine and the social issues that affect health outcomes.

Meg has a strong research background and began her career 20 years ago working on
sociomedical research studies in maternal and pediatric HIV at the HIV Center for Clinical
and Behavioral Studies at the NYS Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University.
With her sights set on being a health journalist, Meg took magazine writing courses from
Columbia’s prestigious Journalism School and obtained her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in Sociomedical Sciences with a certificate in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Rochester.

Meg started out as editor of a monthly medical trade publication where she covered major medical meetings and created content relevant to physicians across a variety of different medical specialties. She went on to serve as Managing Editor of Custom Publications and Custom Media, where she edited single-sponsored medical publications and hosted medical podcasts. Next, Meg transitioned to being a freelance medical journalist, writing and editing health articles for daily local newspapers, the hospital publications of NewYorkPresbyterian/Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine, and various medical trade publications.

As Senior Managing Editor of AJEM, Meg brings her strong medical and research background to the medical cannabis space. She sees immense potential for cannabinoid-based therapies to promote health and prevent disease. Meg lives in the New York City area with her husband, 2 children, and new puppy.

Kenny Watkins, Brand Director, AJEM

Brand Director, AJEM

Kenny Watkins

New York, NY

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