Medical Marijuana Concentrates

Medical Marijuana & Wellness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the July 5th Webinar on Concentrates with Medical Marijuana!

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.

Our Speakers featured in this webinar was host Marc Matoza, with Marijuana Med Today; Issac Klaus and David Battagalia of Parallel, and Forrest Haag of Surterra Wellness Dispensaries.

Ongoing Education

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

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Sponsor Discounts

  • Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida
  • My Botanica Wellness
  • Surterra Wellness – Dispensary

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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Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

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MMTC offers a 10% discount to veterans on medical marijuana clinic services.

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Meet Our Speakers

David Battaglia

Senior Manager of Solventless Extraction, Parallel/Surterra

David Battaglia started as a technician in the ethanol extraction, then quickly climbed the ranks as he acquired skills in the art of producing high-quality concentrates with or without the use of solvents.

Read more about David Battaglia

David Battaglia is currently the Senior Manager of Solventless Extraction at Parallel. He started at Parallel in 2019, as a technician in the ethanol extraction, then quickly climbed the ranks up to Senior Manager of Solventless Extraction. He is a highly skilled and experienced, with a proven track record in the cannabis industry. With a deep understanding of extraction techniques, he has acquired the art of producing high-quality concentrates with or without the use of solvents.

Prior to his role at Parallel in 2016, he worked on various private commercial cannabis farms in Trinity County California, commonly known as the Emerald Triangle, honing in his skills in cultivation and hydrocarbon extractions, then venturing into Solventless extractions. Through years of hands-on experience, he developed a comprehensive understanding of the complexity and nuances of these extraction methods, allowing him to optimize yields while maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety.


Webinars featuring David Battaglia:

Forrest Haag

Product Marketing Manager, Surterra Wellness

Forrest Haag has a passion for health and wellness - particularly the incredible medicinal benefits of cannabis. He’s proud to work for a company that shares his values and is making a real difference in the lives of thousands of patients across Florida.
Read more about Forrest Haag

Forrest Haag is a dynamic marketing leader who's blazing a trail in the exciting world of cannabis. With a proven track record of delivering results for startups, global brands, and non-profits, he is a navigation expert with a passion for health and wellness - particularly in the incredible medicinal benefits of cannabis. He’s proud to work for a company that shares his values and is making a real difference in the lives of thousands of patients across Florida. A true executive lifeline, he’s equally comfortable at the intersection of art and science, with a creative aptitude and a data-driven mindset that sets him apart. With his unique blend of experience and expertise, he’s poised to lead the charge in this exciting, rapidly evolving industry.

Webinars featuring Forrest Haag:

Isaac Klaus

Senior Vice President of Extraction and Refinement, Parallel / Surterra Wellness

Isaac Klaus has worked at Parallel since its inception and has led initiatives including: New lab designs, equipment selection, and implementation of redesign of extraction labs. Isaac helped to increase Surterra’s distillate production, develop concentrates, create vape formulations, and set up solvent-less extraction.

Read more about Isaac Klaus

Isaac Klaus is the currently the Senior Vice President of Extraction and Refinement at Parallel. He has worked at Parallel since its inception in 2019 and has led many initiatives including: New lab designs, equipment selection, and implementation of redesign/build of extraction labs for the Wimauma FL facility. Isaac had previously helped Parallel FL (Surterra) to increase distillate production, develop all concentrates, create new vape formulations, and set up and staff solvent-less extraction. Outside of Forida, Isaac has been actively working in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania to drive new lab designs, equipment selection, product outlines, and implementation of hydrocarbon, ethanol, and solvent-less extraction/refinement. In Texas, Isaac has helped keep extraction moving and has selected equipment and created lab designs for upcoming lab capacity upgrades.

Isaac actively travels and works enterprise-wide for Parallel with dotted line connections to all lab & analytical managers to ensure streamlined analytical testing, standardized practices for all extraction, refinement, and formulation practices, while continually helping all departments trouble shoot issues and driving efficiencies.

Isaac comes with a significant background in science, has over 21 years of practical/production/analytical lab experience, and holds a master’s degree in botany, a BS in biological sciences, and a minor in chemistry. He has previously built and completed 9 analytical/extraction/production labs and has multiple others in the works currently. Previous work experience for Isaac includes time as a geochemical analyst, wet chemistry instrument analyst, technical director and manager of organic analysis at ACZ labs (EPA/Oil&Gas testing); Manager of Marijuana Infused products, New England Treatment Access (NETA); Research scientist and Director of production services, Molecular infusions; Director/Lab manager, Rocky Mountain Remedies.

Isaac has been passionately involved with cannabis for over 20 years in multiple markets (black/grey/white) and for the past 7+ years he has been working on many large-scale projects simultaneously, always pushing for increased safety, efficiency, and capacity. All labs that Isaac builds and manages currently follow the strict regulatory guidelines set by the 2018-2021 Hemp bill, bide by NFPA and IFC regulatory guidelines, and will remain safe and compliant under his supervision.


Webinars featuring Isaac Klaus:

Marc Matoza, Series Host

President and Founder, Marijuana Med Today

Marc Matoza is a medical cannabis enthusiast and research professional who was instrumental in founding MarijuanaAware education events. He’s been speaking at these seminars and webinars since the very first in June 2017 and is key in coordinating sponsors and speakers for each series.

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


  • 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

Patient Information Brochure
Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars, in partnership with MMTCFL
Office of Medical Marijuana Use
Florida Department of Health |
Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Application
Click to Download from the Office of Medical Marijuana Use
Medical Marijuana Patient Webinars
Cannabis 101 with Leafly | Cannabis 101
Suncoast NORML

Supplemental Research

Get Your Life Back with Medical Marijuana

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