Pain Management: Treating Chronic Pain with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana & Wellness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the June 16, 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 Noah Shaw, Sales Manager of NE Florida for MÜV™ by AltMed Florida.

Ongoing Education

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?

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

Sponsor Discounts

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

Physician-recommended CBD products so that you can feel confident in their quality, efficacy, testing certifications, and safety.

At My Botanica Wellness, we believe that patients shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality to get affordable CBD products. In a market that is oversaturated and under regulated, we strive to provide reputable, thoroughly tested CBD products.

1st Time Buyers Receive 10% Off

Use code MMAW10 for 10% off your purchase of Physician-recommended CBD products at mybotanicawellness.com!

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.

Featured Discount

First-Time New MÜV Patient Discount

25% Discount

Must be brand new patient to MÜV. Limit to one time use. Not stackable with other discounts.

MÜV Cannabis Patient Travel Discount

10% 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

10% Discount

Discount applied to each purchase. Must be 55 and older. Not stackable with other discounts.

Pediatrics Discount for MÜV Cannabis Patients

25% Discount

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

20% 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

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

Noah Shaw

Sales Manager of NE Florida for MÜV™ by AltMed Florida

Webinars Featuring Noah Shaw
Read more about Noah Shaw

Noah Shaw is the Sales Manager of Northeast Florida for MÜV™ by AltMed Florida. Noah joined the company in spring of 2020. MÜV Products have received national recognition and are currently in the Florida, Arizona and Ohio medical cannabis markets.

He began his career as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch in Jacksonville, but soon pivoted to the cannabis space in California. There, Noah learned the science of the plant, compliance in the cannabis industry and seed-to-sale growing. He assisted in pushing the approval of state applications for dispensary operations and helped execute mergers and acquisitions of brands.

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.

Noah studied at the University of Auburn in his home state of Alabama. His wife is now cancer-free, and their son is four years old.

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 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:

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“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.”

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“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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Sponsors

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.

Trulieve

At Trulieve, we strive to bring you the relief you need in a product you can trust. Our plants are hand-grown in an environment specially designed to reduce unwanted chemicals and pests, keeping the process as natural as possible at every turn.

Suncoast NORML

Suncoast NORML is a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). We support NORML's mission to repeal the prohibition of marijuana at the local, state and federal level by educating those in our community about marijuana and hemp and their potential medical and industrial use, while promoting the responsible use of marijuana by adults.

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.

Botanica Wellness

MyBotanicaWellness.com is your source for physician-recommended hemp CBD products. Featuring trusted brands including Green Roads, Cannidex, and more, visitors are sure to find options for a large variety of conditions.

Marijuana Med Today

Marijuana Med Today is a cannabis education website that uses easy-to-access technology to provide an approachable resource to introduce and educate the public on the diverse benefits of medical marijuana, as well as to equip people with access to credible product resources.