Treating Neuropathy
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Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

Treating Neuropathy with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the December 1st Medical Marijuana Awareness webinar on Neuropathy 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 Jenifer Perdomo, Community Educator for Trulieve and Cancer Thriver.

Ongoing Education

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

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Overview: What is Neuropathy?

  • Medical Marijuana 101 Patient Education Packet
  • MMTCFL Chronic Conditions Resources
  • How Cannabis Works On The Human Body: The Endocannabinoid System

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

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

What is Neuropathy?

Overview by

Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

Neuropathy is when the nerves within your body, specifically the nerves outside of your spinal cord and brain, are damaged. This damage often leads to pretty significant systems. The nerves which are damaged are typically responsible for sending info between your nervous system within the brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. As a result, damage to these nerves often leads to great discomfort, pain, and weakness. 

See Also from MMTCFL:

There is strong evidence that the endocannabinoid system is involved in the expression of neuropathy. In animal models, ECS dysfunction has been shown to correlate with neuropathic pain. One study showed that when activity of CB1 — the primary ECS receptor in the central nervous — system was deleted, mice showed signs of increased pain. In another study, deletion of the CB2 receptor — primarily found in our immune system — also led to more pain in mice. 

The more CB2 receptors we find in the central nervous system, the more we find a reduction in neuropathic pain. In animal studies of diabetic-induced neuropathic pain, along with chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, activating the CB1 and CB2 receptors also reduced pain. It is noteworthy that other studies using mice whose CB1 or CB2 receptors were blocked did not show changes in pain behavior in animals.

Continued Education and Awareness Resources

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

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

Cannabis and Pain: A Clinical Review

Hill, K.P., Palastro, M.D., Johnson B., & Ditre, J. (2017). Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Vol 2.1, DOI: 10.1089/can.2017.0017

Cannabis Pharmacology

Ethan B. Russo, et al., Advances in Pharmacology (2017 in press)

CBD A Patients Guide to Medical Cannabis: Healing without the High

 Leinow, L. & Birnbaum, J. (2017). Pg. 154-157

The Cannabis Health Index. Pgs. 337-342

Blesching, U. (2015)

Cannabis Pharmacy: The practical guide to medical marijuana

Backes, M. Weil, A. McCue, J.D. (2017). 

Medical Marijuana and Peripheral Neuropathy

Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy; May 2019; by Jessica Robinson-Papp MD, MS, FAAN Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Sara Dehbashi, MD, Neuromuscular Fellow, Mount Sinai Medical Center; 

Medical Cannabis and Mental Health: A Guided Systematic Review

Zach Walsh, et al., Clinical Psychology Review 51(2017): 15-29


Using Cannabis as a treatment for Neuropathy. May 2018 Melissa Moore; 



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