Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the July 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 Andrew Burke of 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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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

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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