Pain Management: Treating Chronic Pain with Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana & Wellness Post-Webinar Resources
Thank you to everyone who attended the August 18, 2021 Medical Marijuana Awareness & Wellness webinar on Pain Management!
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 Alex Ford, Community Educator for Trulieve
We’ve partnered with medical marijuana education experts to provide you further resources on the topic of chronic pain and medical marijuana.
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Overview: What is Chronic Pain?
- 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
Cannachats Recommended Reading
- Chronic Pain & Medical Marijuana
- Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida
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Meet the Speakers
Webinars Featuring Alex Ford
How Does Medical Marijuana Work? / August 4, 2021
Treating Anxiety & Stress with Medical Marijuana / January 27, 2021
Pain Management with Medical Marijuana / January 19, 2021
Meet Trulieve / October 7, 2020
Read more about Alex Ford
Alex is from central Florida and has lived here his whole life and has always enjoyed being outdoors and exploring the natural beauty Florida has to offer both above and below the surface. In spite of the climate, he developed a love for ice hockey at a young age and still plays to this day. He also played for the University of South Florida where he attended college, majoring in psychology.
Alex began working for Trulieve in October 2017 and has been a community educator for 2+ years. He has a deep passion for spreading awareness and educating the communities of central Florida to the medicinal benefits and potential of Medical Cannabis after losing 2 close friends to cancer and opioid addiction. He loves where he lives, what he does, and the communities he serves, and is excited to be a part of the MMAW series.
Noah was drawn to the cannabis industry when his wife was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014. She was pregnant with their first child and had to undergo chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplants. Throughout her treatments, he met other patients diagnosed with cancer who successfully used medical cannabis to curb the negative impacts of the traditional, yet aggressive therapies. Their successes are what inspired Noah to leave the investment world for the medical cannabis space and to eventually join what he believes to be the best medical cannabis company in Florida.
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 Chronic Pain?
Overview by Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida
While acute pain comes and goes, chronic pain is a condition that remains over a long period of time. As a result, it can have a tremendous impact on quality of life. Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years. There may have been an initial injury, but some people suffer chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of body damage.
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.”
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.”
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.