Myositis & Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana & Wellness Post-Webinar Resources
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
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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Overview: What is Myositis?
- Patient Information Brochure
- MMTCFL Chronic Conditions Resources
- How Medical Cannabis Helps With Chronic Pain with Dr. Roni Sharon, MD
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
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Meet the Speakers
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.
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 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
There is no cure for any of the forms of myositis.
See Also from MMTCFL:
“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.”
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.”
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
Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Application
Click to Download from the Office of Medical Marijuana Use
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.
Antidepressants and gabapentinoids in neuropathic pain: mechanic insights (2016)
Neuroscience; 338:183-206. Kremer M.
Visceral Sensation (1986)
Progress in Brain Research, Volume 67. pp. 21–8., pp. 39. Elsevier; Amsterdam. Procacci P, Zoppi M, Maresca M. In: Cervero F, Morrison JFB, editors.