Cancer and Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources
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 Jenifer Perdomo of Trulieve.
We’ve partnered with medical marijuana education experts to provide you further resources on the topic of cancer and medical marijuana.
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Overview: What is Cancer?
- Medical Marijuana 101 Patient Education Packet
- MMTCFL Chronic Conditions Resources
- How Cannabis Works on th Human Body: The Endocannabinoid System with Cannigma
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
Meet the Speakers
President, Marijuana Med Today
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.
Guest Speaker on Cancer
What is Cancer?
Overview by Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida
Hundreds of studies over the years have shown that patients using medical marijuana for cannabis have had tremendous success in reducing the size of tumors and even causing complete remission in some cases. Cannabinoids actually restrict blood flow to these tumors, stunting their growth and preventing the spread of these cancer cells.
See Also from MMTCFL:
“Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body, ultimately leading to death. Over 100 types of cancer affect humans and 14 million people are diagnosed with it each year. The most common types of cancer are lung cancer and prostate cancer in men, and breast cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer in women. It is one of the leading causes of death worldwide.
Some of the causes of cancer are preventable. One out of five deaths caused by cancer is related to tobacco use. Another 10% is due to obesity, lack of physical activity, or excessive drinking of alcohol. Other cases are related to infections (especially in the developing world), as well as environmental pollution and exposure to ionizing radiation. The risk of cancer increases significantly with age. We also know that diet affects our risk of developing cancer. “
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
Cancer & Medical Marijuana
Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida
Medical Marijuana Patient Education Packet
Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars, in partnership with MMTCFL
Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Application
Click to Download from the Office of Medical Marijuana Use
The Cannabis Health Index, pgs. 259-264. Uwe Blesching, P. (2015).
The Genetic Structure of Marijuana and HempSawler, J., Stout, J.M., Gardner, K.M., Hudson, D. Vidmar, J., Butler, L., Page, J.E., and Myles, S. (2015). PLOS ONE; DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0133292
Role of the Cannabinoid System in Pain Control and Therapeutic Implications for the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain. J. Manzanares, M. D. Julian, & A. Carrascosa. (2006). Current Neuropharmacology, 239-257.
PDQ Cannabis and Cannabinoids. Retrieved from National Cancer Institute .PDQ® Integrative, A. a. (2019).
Marijuana and Cancer (2017) The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team. Retrieved from American Cancer Society.