Treating Parkinson’s Disease
with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

Treating Parkinson’s Disease
with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the July 16th Medical Marijuana Awareness webinar on Parkinson’s Disease!

Your questions and comments during the live Q&A help to make a great source of information for the next person seeking treatment.

Speakers featured in this webinar were host Marc Matoza and Danielle Lewis, Assistant General Manager at Harvest House of Cannabis in Longwood, FL.

Ongoing Education

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

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Overview: What is Parkinson's Disease?

  • Medical Marijuana 101 Patient Education Packet
  • MMTCFL Parkinson’s Disease Resources
  • How Medical Cannabis Helps With Parkinson’s Disease

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
  • Ride with Larry

Cannachats Recommended Reading

  • Parkinson’s Disease & Medical Marijuana
  • Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Overview by

Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by the loss of neurons that produce dopamine which in turn affects your motor system. Parkinson’s Disease displays symptoms such as muscle rigidity, tremors, and over time, decline in speech, gait, and motor skills.

See Also from MMTCFL:

The many plant-based cannabinoids in cannabis, particularly the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD, are showing remarkable potential for influencing nervous system function. By interacting with key receptors throughout the body, CBD is shown to have analgesic, antiemetic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties.

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.

Ride with Larry

Watch a small clip from the documentary “Ride with Larry”. Larry, a retired police captain and PD sufferer of 20 years, tries marijuana for the first time and in less than five minutes, he goes from having severe tremors and being barely able to talk to an almost complete turnaround of both those symptoms.

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Cannachats Recommended Reading

Parkinson’s Disease & Medical Marijuana

 The Medical Use of Cannabis in Parkinson’s Disease.Modern Health Concepts (2016).

Complimentary Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease (2017).

European Parkinson’s Disease Association.

Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) Treatment for Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease: An Open-Label Observational Study.

Lotan, T. Treve, Y. Roditi and R. Djaldetti,  Movement Disorders 28, supplement 1 (2013):448.

Survey on Cannabis Use in Parkinson’s Disease: Subjective Improvement of Motor Symptoms 

Katenina Venderova, Evzen Ruzicka, Viktor Vonisek and Peter Visnovsky, Movement Disorders 19, no.9 (2004):1102-6

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 Pharmacy: The practical guide to medical marijuana

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

The History of Parkinson’s Disease: Early Clinical Descriptions and Neurological Therapies

Christophe G. Goetz,  Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine 1, no. 1(2011)

Paralysis Agitans

W.R Gowers  in A System of Medicine, ed. A. Allbutt and T. Rolleston (London: Macmillan, 1899): 156-178

Cannabis and Pain: A Clinical Review

Hill, K.P., Palastro, M.D., Johnson B., & Ditre, J. (2017). Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Vol 2.1, 

Jean-Martin Charcot: The Father of Neurology

Kumar, D. R., Aslinia, F., Yale, S. H., & Mazza, J. J. (2011). Clinical medicine & research9(1), 46–49. 

Marijuana for Parkinson’s Disease?

Mohanty, D., & Lippmann, S. (2019). Innovations in clinical neuroscience16(1-2), 33–34

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

Leinow, L. & Birnbaum, J. (2017). Pg. 148-151

The Cannabis Health Index. Pgs. 337-342

Blesching, U. (2015)

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