Myositis & Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana & Wellness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the August 7, 2021  Medical Marijuana Awareness & Wellness webinar on Myositis!

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 Myositis and medical marijuana.

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Meet the Speakers

Overview: What is Myositis?

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

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

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Meet the Speakers

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

Jacody Swor

Community Educator, Trulieve

Webinars Featuring Jacody Swor

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

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.

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.

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What is Myositis?

The term “myositis” refers to a general inflammation or swelling in the muscle. Inflammatory myopathies are autoimmune diseases, meaning the body’s immune system, which normally fights infections and viruses, is misdirected and begins to attack the body’s own
normal, healthy tissue. It is a disease involving chronic inflammation of the muscles, often occurring together with other
symptoms.  It is associated with pain and in some cases the loss of muscle tissue

Treatment and Disease Management
Myositis is a rare disease, so it is difficult to conduct adequate research to test new treatments.
There is a lot of confusion among the medical community over how to effectively manage patients
with myositis.

There is no cure for any of the forms of myositis.

See Also from MMTCFL:

terpenes

“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.”

routes of administration

“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

Chronic Pain & Medical Marijuana

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

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Patient Information Brochure
Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars, in partnership with MMTCFL

Office of Medical Marijuana Use
Florida Department of Health | KnowtheFactsMMJ.com

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Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Application
Click to Download from the Office of Medical Marijuana Use

Medical Marijuana Patient Webinars
MarijuanaAware.com

Cannabis 101 with Leafly
Leafly.com | Cannabis 101

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Central Florida NORML
cflnorml.org

Supplemental Research

Types of Pain: Visceral Pain (2003)
Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine, 6th edition. Alan C. Carver, MD and Kathleen M. Foley, MD.

Visceral pain: the ins and outs, the ups and downs (2012)
Current opinion in supportive and palliative care, 6(1), 17–26. DOI:10.1097/SPC.0b013e32834f6ec9. Sikandar, S., & Dickenson, A. H.

Irritable bowel syndrome: the burden and unmet needs in Europe
Dig Liver Dis. 2006 Oct;38(10):717. Quigley EM, Bytzer P, Jones R, Mearin F.

Fibromyalgia: a clinical review (2014)
JAMA: 311:1547-1555. Clauw D.J.

Visceral Sensation (1986)
Progress in Brain Research, Volume 67. pp. 21–8., pp. 39. Elsevier; AmsterdamProcacci P, Zoppi M, Maresca M. In: Cervero F, Morrison JFB, editors. 

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