Treating Anxiety & Stress
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Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

Treating Anxiety & Stress with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the September 1st Medical Marijuana Awareness webinar on Anxiety, Stress and Medical Marijuana!

Watch the video on our YouTube Channel! Your questions and comments during the live Q&A help to make a great source of information for the next person seeking treatment

Speakers featured in this webinar were host Marc Matoza and Alex Ford, Community Educator for Trulieve.

Ongoing Education

We’ve partnered with medical marijuana education experts to provide you further resources on the topic of anxiety, stress and medical marijuana.

Click an item from the index below to skip to that section.

Overview: What is Anxiety & Stress?

  • Medical Marijuana 101
  • MMTCFL Anxiety & Stress Resources
  • How Medical Cannabis Helps With Anxiety & Stress

Materials from the Webinar

  • View the slides from the live presentation
  • How CBD Oil Affects Chronic Pain and Inflammation with Thomas DeLauer
  • Weed (Parts 1-4) with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Cannachats Recommended Reading

  • Anxiety, Stress & Medical Marijuana
  • Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

Meet the Speakers

Marc Matoza

Marc Matoza

Host
President, Marijuana Med Today

Marc is a technology and business development manager with expertise in technology, database, cybersecurity, and online/web/mobile computing. As an inventor, computer scientist, and entrepreneur, he has developed innovative tech products including a leading relational database, multiple digital multilingual dictionaries, a digital bilingual reference/grammar-checking word processing add-on, golf [sports] swing video capture & analysis solutions, and certified safe anti-microbial environments.

Marc’s multinational background includes technology and corporate management experience with Hewlett Packard, Netscape Communications, Ashton-Tate, AlphaGraphics SA, MarcTech SA/LLC, and Swing Solutions. This includes managing operations in Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the USA. He has a Computer Science Degree from California Polytechnic State University.

Alex Ford

Guest Speaker on Anxiety & Stress
 Community Educator, Trulieve

Alex is from central Florida and has lived here his whole life and has always enjoyed being outdoors and exploring the natural beauty Florida has to offer both above and below the surface. In spite of the climate, he developed a love for ice hockey at a young age and still plays to this day. He also played for the University of South Florida where he attended college, majoring in psychology.

Alex began working for Trulieve in October 2017 and has been a community educator for 2+ years. He has a deep passion for spreading awareness and educating the communities of central Florida to the medicinal benefits and potential of Medical Cannabis after losing 2 close friends to cancer and opioid addiction. He loves where he lives, what he does, and the communities he serves, and is excited to be a part of the MMAW series.

Sponsors

MÜV by AltMed

MÜV was created by pioneers in agriculture, cannabis, and pharmaceuticals. Together, our team of industry leaders developed the popular MÜV brand and continues to share their goal of being the leading medical cannabis company in Florida.

Trulieve

At Trulieve, we strive to bring you the relief you need in a product you can trust. Our plants are hand-grown in an environment specially designed to reduce unwanted chemicals and pests, keeping the process as natural as possible at every turn.

Suncoast NORML

Suncoast NORML is a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). We support NORML's mission to repeal the prohibition of marijuana at the local, state and federal level by educating those in our community about marijuana and hemp and their potential medical and industrial use, while promoting the responsible use of marijuana by adults.

Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

With 25+ clinic locations and partner physicians, we provide the absolute highest level of patient care in the state, at your convenience. Call today or visit our website to schedule your risk-free cannabis consultation. If you do not qualify, you will not be charged for the consultation.

Botanica Wellness

MyBotanicaWellness.com is your source for physician-recommended hemp CBD products. Featuring trusted brands including Green Roads, Cannidex, and more, visitors are sure to find options for a large variety of conditions.

Marijuana Med Today

Marijuana Med Today is a cannabis education website that uses easy-to-access technology to provide an approachable resource to introduce and educate the public on the diverse benefits of medical marijuana, as well as to equip people with access to credible product resources.

What is Anxiety?

Overview by

Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

Anxiety, by definition, is the natural response of our body to stress. Often, anxiety is accompanied by feelings of fear and uncertainty. While everyone experiences stress and anxiety, those with anxiety disorders will often suffer from magnified symptoms which have a dramatic impact on their quality of life. 

What is Stress?

Overview by

The Cannigma

Stress is a normal reaction to demanding or threatening situations in life. Our bodies have psychological and physical reactions for dealing with stress—by releasing hormones that raise your heart rate and raise your blood pressure. When the stressful situation ends, according to the Mayo Clinic, “your body is meant to return to a normal, relaxed state. Unfortunately, the nonstop complications of modern life mean that some people’s alarm systems rarely shut off.” When stress levels don’t abate, chronic stress can begin to cause health problems.

 

See Also from MMTCFL:

There is an entire system in our bodies that interacts with cannabis. It helps regulate key functions of the body, including mood, metabolism, learning and memory, sleep, immunity – and pain.

Continued Education and Awareness Resources

Materials from the Webinar

“Cytokines are signaling proteins that ultimately recruit inflammation to happen. Cytokines will trigger specific immune cells to release inflammation or actually even reduce inflammation, given the right circumstances. […] CBD actually modulates the cytokine production.”

Weed (Parts 1-3)

CNN Documentary | Dr. Sanjay Gupta, 2013-2015

Weed (Part 4)

CNN Documentary | Dr. Sanjay Gupta, 2016

Dr. Sanjay Gupta‘s enterprise reporting on medical marijuana has led to five documentary films, “Weed,” which were awarded the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

Cannachats Recommended Reading

Anxiety,Stress & Medical Marijuana

Cannabinol Regulation of Emotion and Emotional Memory Processing: Relevance for Treating Anxiety-Related and Substance Abuse Disorders

J.L.C. Lee, L.J. Bertoglio, F.S. Guimaraes, and C.W. Stevenson (2017). British Journal of Pharmacology, doi:10.1111/bph.13724

Is Cannabis an effective treatment for anxiety disorders?

Sept 2019; Lindsey Salerno M Ed, James McCann, Shari Lieblich, Jeremy Tyloer, Psy D; 

Top Strains for Stress Relief

August 2020 MMTC Blog

Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

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Patient Information Brochure
Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars, in partnership with MMTCFL

Office of Medical Marijuana Use
Florida Department of Health | KnowtheFactsMMJ.com

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Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Application
Click to Download from the Office of Medical Marijuana Use

Medical Marijuana Patient Webinars
MarijuanaAware.com

Cannabis 101 with Leafly
Leafly.com | Cannabis 101

Suncoast NORML
suncoastnorml.org

Supplemental Research

Cannabis and Pain: A Clinical Review

Hill, K.P., Palastro, M.D., Johnson B., & Ditre, J. (2017). Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Vol 2.1, DOI: 10.1089/can.2017.0017

CBD A Patients Guide to Medical Cannabis: Healing without the High

 Leinow, L. & Birnbaum, J. (2017). Pg. 154-157

The Cannabis Health Index. Pgs. 337-342

Blesching, U. (2015)

How to use cannabis for anxiety

January 2020 Leafly; Bailey Rhan

Cannabis Pharmacy: The practical guide to medical marijuana

Backes, M. Weil, A. McCue, J.D. (2017). 

4 Best Cannabis Strains that’ll Melt Away Anxiety

Jessica Anderson ND, WayofLife Staff; 

“New Uses for the Old Hemp Plant”, Marijuana

Ernest L Abel, (1980), 105-21; and Cristobal Acosta, Tratado de las drogas y medicinas de las Indias Orientales… (Editorial MAXTOR, 2005

Endogenous Cannabinoid Signaling is Essential for Stress Adaptation

Matthew N. Hill, R.J. McLaughlin, B. Bingham, L. Shrestha, T.T. Lee, J.M. Gray, C.J. Hillard, B.B Gorzalka, V. Viau, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, no. 20 (2010):9406-11.

Medical Cannabis and Mental Health: A Guided Systematic Review

Zach Walsh, et al., Clinical Psychology Review 51(2017): 15-29

The Genetic Structure of Marijuana and Hemp

Sawler, J., Stout, J.M., Gardner, K.M., Hudson, D. Vidmar, J., Butler, L., Page, J.E., and Myles, S. (2015). PLOS ONE; DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.01332927

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