Treating Arthritis with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the October 28th Medical Marijuana Awareness webinar on Arthritis and Medical Marijuana!

Watch the video on our YouTube channel! The new recording will be up soon!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 Kim Hawkes, Director of Physician Management for Surterra Wellness / Parallel

Ongoing Education

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

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Overview: What is Arthritis?

  • Medical Marijuana 101
  • MMTCFL Chronic Conditions Resources
  • How Cannabis Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with Dr. Daniela Garelick, MD

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

  • Arthritis & Medical Marijuana
  • Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

Sponsors

Surterra Wellness

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Central Florida NORML

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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

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Marijuana Med Today

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What is Arthritis?

Overview by Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

The joints in our body, which are located between our bones, grant us flexibility and mobility. The joints are cushioned by cartilage which, over time, gets worn away. This is when bones start to rub against one another, leading to the pain and discomfort known as Arthritis.

See Also from MMTCFL:

“There are several different types of arthritis. They all cause pain and inflammation in the joints, but each type of arthritis progresses in a different way and has different treatments and causes. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is among the most common forms of arthritis. It is estimated to affect as much as 1% of the global population. 

Although rheumatoid arthritis commonly affects the joints, it’s impact can be felt throughout the body and is a systemic disease. That means that it can also attack entire body systems, like your eyes, blood vessels, skin, or even your lungs or your heart.”

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

Arthritis & Medical Marijuana

Cannabinoids, and Related Analogs in Inflammation
Sumner H. Burstien and Robert B. Zurnier, “CThe AAPS Journal 11.1 (2009):109.

Cannabis Pharmacy: The practical guide to medical marijuana (2017)
Backes, M. Weil, A. McCue, J.D.

Can Cannabis Help Osteoarthritis?

Mary Biles, The Cannigma

Can Cannabis Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Dr. Daniela Garelick, The Cannigma

Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

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

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Suncoast NORML
suncoastnorml.org

Supplemental Research

CBD: A Patients Guide to Medical Cannabis: Healing without the High. Pg. 103-105. Leinow, L. &. (2017).

The Cannabis Health Index, pgs. 259-264. Uwe Blesching, P. (2015).

Cannabinoid Delivery Systems for Pain and Inflammation Treatment. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) Bruni, N., Della Pepa, C., Oliaro-Bosso, S., Pessione, E., Gastaldi, D., & Dosio, F. (2018).  23(10), 2478. doi:10.3390/molecules23102478