Treating Gastrointestinal Disorders with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the July 9th Medical Marijuana Awareness webinar on Gastrointestinal Disorders and Medical Marijuana!

We will be uploading the live webinar to our YouTube Channel soon! 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 Andrew Burke of Trulieve.

Ongoing Education

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

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

Overview: What are Gastrointestinal Disorders?

  • Medical Marijuana 101 Patient Education Packet
  • MMTCFL Chronic Conditions Resources
  • How Cannabis Works on the Human Body 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

Cannachats Recommended Reading

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders & Medical Marijuana
  • Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

What are Gastrointestinal Disorders?

Gastrointestinal Disorders can be defined as chronic digestive disorders, including (but not limited to) Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) like Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.

See Also:

Today, we know that endocannabinoid receptors are involved in regulating two of the major types of pain, and how our bodies perceive them: nociceptive pain (caused by actual harm to the body, such as a burn) and neuropathic pain (caused by damage to nerves that relay pain signals). 

Endocannabinoid receptors have been discovered in various parts of the peripheral and central nervous system, and in almost every aspect of the pain pathway. Other endocannabinoid receptors have been found to play a role in reducing and regulating inflammatory pain.”

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

Gastrointestinal Disorders & Medical Marijuana

The enteric nervous system and gastrointestinal innervation:
integrated local and central control. Furness JB, Callaghan BP, Rivera LR, & Cho HJ. (2014).Advanced in Experiemental Medicine and Biology, 39-71.

Cannabis Pharmacy: The practical guide to medical marijuana (2017)
Backes, M. Weil, A. McCue, J.D.

Gastrointestinal Disorders.(2016) Retrieved from My Cleveland Clinic

Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida


Medical Marijuana Patient Education Packet
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

CBD: A Patients Guide to Medical Cannabis: Healing without the High. Pg. 103-105. Leinow, L. &. (2017).

The Cannabis Health Index, pgs. 259-264. Uwe Blesching, P. (2015).

Medical Cannabis for Pain Control. Eisenberg, E. (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology). 

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.

What Is Myrcene and What Does This Cannabis Terpene Do?Josh Kaplan & Nick Jikomas. (2019, May 2). Retrieved from Leafly

15 Terpenes in Cannabis ExplainedMiles, H. (2018). Retrieved from CannaCon

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