Medical Marijuana 101: Basics & Terminology

Medical Marijuana & Wellness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the September 14th, 2022  Medical Marijuana Awareness & Wellness webinar on Medical Marijuana Basics & Terminology!

Watch the video on our Youtube Channel! 

Your questions and comments during the live Q&A helped to make a great source of information for the next person seeking treatment.

Speakers featured in this webinar were host Marc Matoza and Turner Davis of New Horizon Infusion Clinics.

Ongoing Education

We’ve partnered with medical marijuana education experts to provide you with further resources on the topic of Medical Marijuana Basics & Terminology.

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Meet the Speakers

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

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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

Ron Watson

Director of Governmental Relations, MÜV by Verano

Read more about Ron Watson

Ron Watson is the Director of Governmental Relations for MÜV by Verano, as well as the Northwest Florida Outreach Coordinator. During his time in this role, he served a year as Executive Director for the Florida Society of Cannabis Physicians in Tallahassee, Florida. Ron is also the founder and president of Watson Strategies, a full-service lobbying firm specializing in healthcare-related subjects. Watson Strategies was key to the passage of the original “Charlotte’s Web / Low-THC Cannabis” bill in Florida, and the passage of SB 8-A which implements Amendment 2. He previously lobbied for physicians and dentists with the Florida Medical Association (FMA), the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA), and the Florida Dental Association (FDA). He has had extensive political involvement with patient advocacy and grassroots organizations, as well as experience organizing and managing political action committees.

Ron Watson has over 31 years of experience in Florida political, regulatory, and lobbying endeavors with government and major healthcare associations. During this time, he developed excellent relationships with leaders throughout the Florida government. He has a comprehensive knowledge of laws, rules, budgets, and regulations concerning medical, dental, pharmaceutical, tort reform, and insurance issues.

Webinars Featuring Ron Watson

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are any of a group of closely
related compounds which include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis.

Cannabinoids can treat numerous medical problems

CURRENT USES OF CANNABINOIDS:

  • Alleviate pain and inflammation, especially chronic forms, from diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, glaucoma, neuropathy, and Crohn’s disease
  • Increasing appetite to prevent the extreme weight loss of AIDS
  • Improving muscle control/lessening spasticity in conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease
  • Controlling epileptic seizures, especially in children
  • Treating mental illnesses, including post-traumatic stress (PTS), bipolar disorder, and multiple anxiety disorders
  • Treating addiction, including smoking cessation

See Also from MMTCFL:

Tha Main Cannabinoids

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“Cannabis doesn’t always help the pain directly. Sometimes it does, but the amazing thing about cannabis is that it actually allows patients to live their lives in a much fuller way.

It helps them sleep better. It helps them deal with the pain better. And it can help with so many things surrounding the underlying condition, so that when they wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night they’re living fuller, better-quality lives.”

Cannabinoid Receptors

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Continued Education and Awareness Resources

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

Cannabinoid Resources

What are Cannabinoids?
Used for Pain, Cancer and autoimmune disease
Very Well Health by Adrienne Dellwo
Cannabis and Pain: A Clinical Review (2017)
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Vol 2.1, DOI: 10.1089/can.2017.0017. Hill, K.P., Palastro, M.D., Johnson B., & Ditre, J.
Cannabis Pharmacy: The practical guide to medical marijuana (2017)
Backes, M. Weil, A. McCue, J.D.

Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

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Patient Information Brochure
Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars, in partnership with MMTCFL
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

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