Treating Arthritis with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the May 25th 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 Dr. Terel Newton, Medical Director of Trulieve

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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Discounts and Deals

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

Meet the Speakers

  • Marc Matoza, Marijuana Med Today
  • Dr. Terel Newton, Trulieve

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

Dr. Terel Newton, MD

Medical Director, Trulieve

Read more about Dr. Terel Newton

Dr. Newton specializes in creating comprehensive care plans for acute and chronic pain patients. He is a board certified anesthesiologist with fellowship training in Interventional Pain management and holds multiple additional certifications, not limited to: treating opioid dependence and Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Medical Director.

While his focus is on Non-Surgical Interventional Techniques, he is also trained and experienced in spinal cord stimulation and radiofrequency ablation procedures. He serves as a mentor to medical students, practicing physicians, and other professionals interested in interventional pain management and the medical cannabis industry. Dr. Newton has hosted and presented on a wide variety of topics around the country including innovative pain treatments, advanced interventional procedures, regenerative medicine,  clinical applications of medical cannabis and other topics at conferences, webinars, social media interviews, television segments, medical cannabis dispensary tours and other educational events. He has also contributed to clinical research on using medical cannabis to help patients wean down on multiple drug classes - opioids, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, muscle relaxants, sedative hypnotics for sleep and other medications that may have severe and potentially deadly side effects.

He currently serves as the Medical Director for Trulieve dispensary and holds active medical licenses in Florida and North Carolina. He continues to seek opportunities to collaborate with organizations and individuals advocating for healthcare providers and patients throughout the country.

Webinars Featuring Dr. Terel Newton

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

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