Pain Management: Treating Chronic Pain with Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana & Wellness Post-Webinar Resources
Thank you to everyone who attended the January 26, 2022 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 co-hosts Jeff Miller, Central Florida Sales Manager, MÜV by Verano, and Christopher Cano, Executive Director for Suncoast NORML.
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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Meet the Speakers
- Marc Matoza, Marijuana Med Today
- Jeff Miller, MÜV by Verano
- Chris Cano, Suncoast NORML
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
Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida
With 25+ clinic locations and partner physicians, we provide the absolute highest level of patient care in the state, at your convenience. Call today or visit our website to schedule your risk-free cannabis consultation. If you do not qualify, you will not be charged for the consultation.
$49 Patient Transfer Pricing
Unsatisfied with your current provider? MMTC wants to help you out. $49 initial assessment for patients who already have a registry Florida ID card and are looking to switch medical cannabis doctors.
Applies only to select MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.
10% Veteran's Discount
MMTC offers a 10% discount to veterans on medical marijuana clinic services.
Applies to all MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.
My Botanica Wellness
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MÜV by AltMed
MÜV was created by pioneers in agriculture, cannabis, and pharmaceuticals. Together, our team of industry leaders developed the popular MÜV brand and continues to share their goal of being the leading medical cannabis company in Florida.
First-Time New MÜV Patient Discount
Must be brand new patient to MÜV. Limit to one time use. Not stackable with other discounts.
MÜV Cannabis Patient Travel Discount
Patients who travel over 100 miles are eligible for a discount applied to each purchase. Must show proof of travel distance (e.g. current ID or proof of address). Not stackable with other discounts.
Senior Citizen 55+ Discount
Discount applied to each purchase. Must be 55 and older. Not stackable with other discounts.
Pediatrics Discount for MÜV Cannabis Patients
Available to patients under the age of 18. Discount can be used on any product recommended by a physician. Not stackable with other discounts.
MÜV Medical Marijuana Veterans Discount
Discount applied to each purchase. Must show a current Veteran ID Card (VIC), present your DD214, or show your driver’s license with the “V” emblem at time of purchase. Not stackable with other discounts.
Patient Referral Program
$25 CREDIT FOR YOU + A 25% DISCOUNT FOR THEM = SMILES FOR EVERYONE
Our patients can be our best ambassadors, and we think they deserve to be rewarded for that. Whenever you refer a friend who has never been to any MÜV location, we’ll give you $25 towards your next MÜV purchase. Your referred friend will receive a 25% discount on their first purchase.
Meet the Speakers
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
Read more about Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller is the Central Florida Sales Manager for MÜV. He began his professional career in pharmaceuticals, specifically antidepressants, and worked closely with practitioners, physicians, and pain management physicians.
While a believer in modern medicine, Jeff learned through personal experience that cannabis could benefit the patients that were being prescribed the SSRIs he brought to physicians. In 2014, he committed to the form of alternative medicine by joining the cannabis industry. He was an integral member of San Felasco Nurseries, the winner of the 6th medical cannabis license in the state of Florida.
Jeff’s career came full-circle when he recognized the need for not just patient educators, but physician and clinic educators. He leveraged his existing physician relationships to better support all members of Florida’s medical marijuana community.
He brought his experience in the medical marijuana space and pharmaceutical companies to MÜV in January of 2021. Jeff’s passion lies in educating patients on the benefits of medical cannabis as alternative medicine and provide caring support to recommending physicians and their clinics. Jeff received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Shorter University.
Webinars Featuring Jeff Miller
Sleep & Medical Marijuana / September 22, 2021
Read more about Chris Cano
Christopher Cano is a United States Air Force Veteran and Public Administrator who currently serves as an organizer for social justice. Armed with multiple degrees from the University of South Florida and years of experience in Florida politics, Chris strives to be at the forefront of multiple movements working to affect change in America. Currently he serves on several local and state-wide boards of various nonprofit and advocacy organizations. His scholarly work, A Comparative and Policy Analysis of Cannabis Prohibition with Recommendations for Florida’s Medical Marijuana System, was lauded by fellow academics as the most in-depth research on the subject ever conducted by a student from the University of South Florida's School of Public Affairs.
Christopher's professional experience working as a Legislative Analyst in the Florida Legislature, for several Social Justice Organizations, and a major Fortune 500 Company in the Pharmaceutical Industry give him a wealth of knowledge that he applies everyday. His post-graduate work as a Professor teaching educational seminars combined with his professional and his academic experience make him one of the top industry professionals. Chris currently serves as Executive Director for the Suncoast Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in the state of Florida.
Webinars Featuring Chris Cano
Upcoming: August 4th How Does Medical Marijuana Work? / August 4, 2021
Glaucoma & Medical Marijuana / March 17, 2021
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)
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Irritable bowel syndrome: the burden and unmet needs in Europe
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Antidepressants and gabapentinoids in neuropathic pain: mechanic insights (2016)
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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.