Treating Arthritis with Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources
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
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
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.”
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
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Cannabis Pharmacy: The practical guide to medical marijuana (2017)
Backes, M. Weil, A. McCue, J.D.
Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida
Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Application
Click to Download from the Office of Medical Marijuana Use
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
Antidepressants and gabapentinoids in neuropathic pain: mechanic insights (2016)
Neuroscience; 338:183-206. Kremer M.
The nonpsychoactive cannabis constituent cannabiniol is an oral anti-arthritic in murine collageninduced arthritis. Malfat, A. G. (2000). Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (17), 9561-66