Treating Arthritis with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the February 2nd Medical Marijuana Awareness & Wellness webinar on Arthritis 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 Jenni Fried, Regional Sales Manager for MÜV by Verano

Ongoing Education

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

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

Discounts and Deals

  • MMTCFL Discounts
  • My Botanica Wellness Discounts
  • MÜV by Verano Discounts

Meet the Speakers

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

Discounts and Deals

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.

$49 Patient Transfer Pricing

Unsatisfied with your current provider? MMTC wants to help you out. $49 initial assessment for patients who already have a registry Florida ID card and are looking to switch medical cannabis doctors.

Applies only to select MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.

10% Veteran's Discount

MMTC offers a 10% discount to veterans on medical marijuana clinic services.

Applies to all MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.

My Botanica Wellness

Physician-recommended CBD products so that you can feel confident in their quality, efficacy, testing certifications, and safety.

At My Botanica Wellness, we believe that patients shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality to get affordable CBD products. In a market that is oversaturated and under regulated, we strive to provide reputable, thoroughly tested CBD products.

1st Time Buyers Receive 10% Off

Use code MMAW10 for 10% off your purchase of Physician-recommended CBD products at mybotanicawellness.com!

MÜV by Verano

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.

Featured Discount

First-Time New MÜV Patient Discount

25% Discount

Must be brand new patient to MÜV. Limit to one time use. Not stackable with other discounts.

MÜV Cannabis Patient Travel Discount

10% Discount

Patients who travel over 100 miles are eligible for a discount applied to each purchase. Must show proof of travel distance (e.g. current ID or proof of address). Not stackable with other discounts.

Senior Citizen 55+ Discount

10% Discount

Discount applied to each purchase. Must be 55 and older. Not stackable with other discounts.

Pediatrics Discount for MÜV Cannabis Patients

25% Discount

Available to patients under the age of 18. Discount can be used on any product recommended by a physician. Not stackable with other discounts.

MÜV Medical Marijuana Veterans Discount

20% Discount

Discount applied to each purchase. Must show a current Veteran ID Card (VIC), present your DD214, or show your driver’s license with the “V” emblem at time of purchase. Not stackable with other discounts.

Patient Referral Program

$25 CREDIT FOR YOU + A 25% DISCOUNT FOR THEM = SMILES FOR EVERYONE

Our patients can be our best ambassadors, and we think they deserve to be rewarded for that. Whenever you refer a friend who has never been to any MÜV location, we’ll give you $25 towards your next MÜV purchase. Your referred friend will receive a 25% discount on their first purchase.

Meet the Speakers

Joshua Littrell, Founder and Managing Director of the Veterans for Cannabis Foundation

Marc Matoza, Series Host

President and Founder, Marijuana Med Today

Read more about Marc Matoza

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.

Read about Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars
Joshua Littrell, Founder and Managing Director of the Veterans for Cannabis Foundation

Jenni Fried

Regional Sales Manager, MÜV by Verano

Read more about Jenni Fried

 Jenni Fried made her way into the medical cannabis industry following her mother’s unexpected diagnosis of cancer, previously working as a speech-language pathologist in the school system. She now spends most of her days providing education to physicians, patients, and members of the community on the medicinal properties and healing benefits of cannabis.

In addition to being a proponent and advocate of this plant, she is an avid Disney lover, loves to follow the Dave Matthews Band, and is passionate about fitness and overall health and wellness. Jenni loves engaging with the community and spreading education and information about alternative medicinal treatments.

Webinars Featuring Jenni Fried

Topicals  /  November 3, 2021
Seniors & Medical Marijuana  /  May 5, 2021
Seniors & Medical Marijuana  /  January 13, 2021
Seniors & Medical Marijuana  /  September 23, 2020

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:

How Cannabis Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Dr. Daniela Garelick, MD | The Cannigma, Feb. 2020

“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

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

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

Can Cannabis Help Osteoarthritis?

Mary Biles, The Cannigma

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

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

Does CBD help with arthritis pain? 

Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Harvard Health Blog

Arthritis

Americans for Safe Access

Get Your Life Back with Medical Marijuana

Get Updates about Other Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars

Sponsors

MÜV by Verano

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.