Treating Fibromyalgia with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the July 30th Medical Marijuana Awareness webinar on Fibromyalgia and 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.

Speakers featured in this webinar were host Marc Matoza, along with Danielle Lewis of Harvest House of Cannabis in Longwood, FL.

Ongoing Education

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

Click an item from the index below to skip to that section.


  • Marc Matoza, Marijuana Med Today
  • Danielle Lewis, Harvest House of Cannabis

Overview: What is Fibromyalgia?

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

  • Fibromyalgia & Medical Marijuana
  • Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

Meet the Speakers

Marc Matoza

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.

Danielle Lewis

Guest Speaker on Fibromyalgia
Assistant General Manager, Harvest House of Cannabis-Longwood,FL

My name is Danielle Lewis and I have been working with Harvest since we opened our Longwood location in March of 2019. My absolute favorite thing about this job is learning everything I can about cannabis and how it is improving lives in so many different ways, for so many different people. I am excited about the opportunity to meet and speak with you all!

Current research evidence highlights that influencing the endocannabinoid system is a promising way to treat glaucoma. Studies show that we can use this system to not only reduce eye pressure but also provide neuroprotection. 

This latter finding is especially significant because some people with glaucoma continue to experience vision loss even after their eye pressure is reduced. As such, there’s a need for glaucoma medicines that address both eye pressure and neuronal damage.

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

Fibromyalgia & Medical Marijuana

Origins of Agriculture

Gray, Alic William et al.Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 29 Sep.2015. Web.

The History of Herodotus

Herodotus. 440 B.C.E. Web.

Cannabis Pharmacy: The practical guide to medical marijuana. Pgs 185-187. Backes, M. W. (2017). 

Assessing the Effects of School-Based Drug Education: A
Six-Year Multilevel Analysis of Project D.A.R.E.

Rosenbaum, Dennis P. and Gordon S. Hanson. Journal of Research in Crime &
Delinquency 35.4 (1998): 381-412. Web.

Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

Medical Marijuana 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

The Economic Costs of D.A.R.E.

Shepard, Edward M. Institute of Industrial Relations, Nov. 2001. Web.

Mortality Data

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Division of Vital Statistics, . Atlanta, 2014. Web.

The Economic Burden of Prescription Opioid Overdose, Abuse, and Dependence in the United States

Florence CS, Zhou C, Luo F, Xu L.
2013. Med Care. 2016;54(10):901-906. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000000625.

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