CBD: Miracle Cure or Snake Oil

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the October 14th Medical Marijuana Awareness webinar on CBD!

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 Dr. Bruce Rubinowicz.

Ongoing Education

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

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CBD: Your Questions Answered

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

  • More CBD information
  • Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

CBD: Your Questions Answered

CBD is a cannabinoid. It is one of over 100 cannabinoids that have been identified. CBD is a phytocannabinoid, it comes from plants, Cannabis Sativa. CBD and THC are the two most common and recognized cannabinoids. CBD, and other cannabinoids, mimic the activity of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are endogenous(occur naturally in the human body) lipid-based
neurotransmitters.The Endocannabinoid System [ECS] is the most prevalent receptor system in the human body and functions to maintain homeostasis [system balance]

See Also from MMTCFL:

CBD is a molecule that comes from the resinous, or sticky, flower of Cannabis plants CBD is a safe, non-addictive substance that’s closely related to another chemical compound found in Cannabis called known as THC. But unlike THC, CBD is nonintoxicating. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body CDB is used to treat a number of different illnesses including: rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, autism, ADHD, PTSD, Crohn’s, and psoriasis

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

Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida


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

Office of Medical Marijuana Use
Florida Department of Health | KnowtheFactsMMJ.com


Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Application
Click to Download from the Office of Medical Marijuana Use

Medical Marijuana Patient Webinars

Cannabis 101 with Leafly
Leafly.com | Cannabis 101


Suncoast NORML

Supplemental Research

Cannabinoids in cancer treatment: Therapeutic potential and legislation (2019). Dariš B, Tancer Verboten M, Knez Ž, Ferk P. Bosn J Basic Med Sci. 2019;19(1):14-23. Published 2019 Feb 12. doi:10.17305/bjbms.2018.3532

An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol: A Review of Clinical Data and Relevant Animal Studies. Iffland K, Grotenhermen F. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2017;2(1):139-154. Published 2017 Jun 1. doi:10.1089/can.2016.0034

Cannabidiol: promise and pitfalls.Welty TE, Luebke A, Gidal BE.  Epilepsy Curr. 2014;14(5):250-252. doi:10.5698/1535-7597-14.5.250

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