Treating Arthritis with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the October 6th 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 Cassidy Welch, Community Educator for 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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Meet the Speakers

  • Marc Matoza, Marijuana Med Today
  • Cassidy Welch, 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

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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

Cassidy Welch

Community Educator, Trulieve

Read more about Cassidy Welch

Cassidy Welch is a cannabis advocate and registered clinical social work intern. Upon entering a role with Trulieve in January 2019, Cassidy worked part time as a Patient Consultant at the Deerfield Beach dispensary throughout her graduate studies. She’s worked in the past with both adolescents and geriatrics as a social worker, cannabis consultant, and in August 2020 became a Community Educator for Trulieve. Cassidy believes cannabis can help ease a variety of ailments, including mood disorders and physical pain for patients of any age.

Webinars Featuring Cassidy Welch

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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