Pain Management: Treating Chronic Pain with Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana & Wellness Post-Webinar Resources
Thank you to everyone who attended the May 18, 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 guest speaker Dr. Terel Newton, MD of 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
Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida
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MÜV Medical Marijuana Veterans Discount
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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 Dr. Terel Newton
Dr. Newton specializes in creating comprehensive care plans for acute and chronic pain patients. He is a board certified anesthesiologist with fellowship training in Interventional Pain management and holds multiple additional certifications, not limited to: treating opioid dependence and Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Medical Director.
While his focus is on Non-Surgical Interventional Techniques, he is also trained and experienced in spinal cord stimulation and radiofrequency ablation procedures. He serves as a mentor to medical students, practicing physicians, and other professionals interested in interventional pain management and the medical cannabis industry. Dr. Newton has hosted and presented on a wide variety of topics around the country including innovative pain treatments, advanced interventional procedures, regenerative medicine, clinical applications of medical cannabis and other topics at conferences, webinars, social media interviews, television segments, medical cannabis dispensary tours and other educational events. He has also contributed to clinical research on using medical cannabis to help patients wean down on multiple drug classes - opioids, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, muscle relaxants, sedative hypnotics for sleep and other medications that may have severe and potentially deadly side effects.
He currently serves as the Medical Director for Trulieve dispensary and holds active medical licenses in Florida and North Carolina. He continues to seek opportunities to collaborate with organizations and individuals advocating for healthcare providers and patients throughout the country.
Webinars Featuring Dr. Terel Newton
Dosing with Medical Marijuana / May 4, 2022
Pain Management & Medical Marijuana / May 18, 2022
Arthritis & Medical Marijuana / May 25, 2022
Sleep, Insomnia, & Medical Marijuana / June 1, 2022
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.