Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the June 23rd Medical Marijuana Awareness webinar on Multiple Sclerosis 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 and Jacody Swor, Community Educator for Trulieve.

Ongoing Education

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

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Meet the Speakers & Sponsors

Overview: What is Multiple Sclerosis?

  • 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

  • Multiple Sclerosis & Medical Marijuana
  • Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

With 25+ clinic locations and partner physicians, we provide the absolute highest level of patient care in the state, at your convenience. Call today or visit our website to schedule your risk-free cannabis consultation. If you do not qualify, you will not be charged for the consultation.

Patient Transfer Pricing

$49 initial assessment for transferring patients

Unsatisfied with your current provider? MMTC wants to help you out. $49 initial assessment for patients who already have a registry Florida ID card and are looking to switch medical cannabis doctors. Applies only to select MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.

Veteran's Discount

10% Veteran’s Discount

MMTC offers a 10% discount to veterans on medical marijuana clinic services. Applies to all MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.

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Meet the Speakers

Joshua Littrell, Founder and Managing Director of the Veterans for Cannabis Foundation

Jacody Swor

Community Educator, Trulieve

Read more about Jacody Swor

Jacody Swor is a Trulieve Community Educator covering S. Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Highlands, Glades, and Hardee counties. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and management in 2010. He has experience growing cannabis on a large scale in the mountains of California from 2011-2015 and has been a staunch advocate for legalization.

Jacody started with Trulieve as a entry level Patient Consultant on the front lines of the showroom floor and in the three years he's been with Trulieve he has worked in nearly every customer-facing retail position. Routinely, he is educating clinics and their staff of the benefits of cannabis as a medicine, as his main objective is helping out fellow patients and educating the community on all things cannabis.

Webinars Featuring Jacody Swor

Upcoming: Multiple Sclerosis & Medical Marijuana / June 23, 2021

Joshua Littrell, Founder and Managing Director of the Veterans for Cannabis Foundation

Marc Matoza, Series Host

President and Founder, Marijuana Med Today

Read more about Marc Matoza

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.

Read about Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Overview by Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a process involving the immune system where an abnormal response by the immune system of the body is directed against the nervous system. The central nervous system, which is most impacted by MS, consists of one’s brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. The abnormal response by the immune system leads to inflammation that damages the system’s myelin, the nerve fibers, and the cells which produce myelin.

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

Multiple Sclerosis & Medical Marijuana

Cannabis Pharmacy: The practical guide to medical marijuana (2017)
Backes, M. Weil, A. McCue, J.D.
Stressful life events precede exacerbations of multiple sclerosis.

Kurt D. Ackerman, M. e. (2002). Psychosomatic Medicine , 916 20.

Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms.

Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, MCR & Jessica Rice, MR. (n.d.). National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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).
The cannabinoid receptor 2 agonist, βcaryophyl lene, reduced voluntary alcohol intake and attenuated ethanol induced place preference andsensitivity in mice.

Al Mansouri, Ojha S., Al Maamari, Al Ameri M, Nurulain, S.M., & Bahi, A. (2014).Pharmocology, Biochemistry and Behavior , 260 8.

Four Reasons Why People With MS Should Try Art Therapy.

Outlook, N. L. (2018, Aug 14).Retrieved from New Life Outlook: Multiple Sclerosis

Cannabis use as described by people with multiple sclerosis.

Page, S. e. (2003). Can J Neurol Sci , 201 205.

15 Terpenes in Cannabis ExplainedMiles, H. (2018). Retrieved from CannaCon
Treatment of human spasticity with delta 9

Petro, D. &. (1981). Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , 413 416.

Anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective activity of (+) α pinene: structural and e nantiomeric selectivity.

Rufino AT, Ribeiro M, Judas F, et al. (2014). Journal of Natural Products

Confirmation of association between multiple sclerosis and CYP27B1.

Sundqvist, E. e. (2010). Eur J Hum Genet , 1349 52.

The role of Psychological process in a somatic disorder: Multiple Sclerosis.

Varda, M. T. M. (1970).  Psychosomatic Medicine , 67 86.

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