Seniors and Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources
Thank you to everyone who attended the January 13th Medical Marijuana Awareness webinar on Seniors and Medical Marijuana!
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 Jenni Fried, Regional Sales Manager for MÜV-AltMed Florida.
We’ve partnered with medical marijuana education experts to provide you further resources on the topic of Seniors and medical marijuana.
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Overview: Medical Marijuana for Seniors
- 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
Meet the Speakers
President, Marijuana Med Today
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.
Guest Speaker on Seniors
Regional Sales Manager, Altmed Florida
Jenni Fried made her way into the medical cannabis industry following her mother’s unexpected diagnosis of cancer, previously working as a speech-language pathologist in the school system. She now spends most of her days providing education to physicians, patients, and members of the community on the medicinal properties and healing benefits of cannabis.
Seniors & Medical Marijuana / September 23, 2020
Feeling truly well is a gift—and everyone should be able to achieve it. We’re here to empower you and your family to unlock all the benefits of cannabis with the safest, highest quality products and a welcoming experience that’s designed to help you feel your best.
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.
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.
Central Florida NORML
Central Florida 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.
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.
Medical Marijuana for Seniors
Overview by Cannigma
Now that cannabis has found its way into the mainstream in the United States, with endorsements from people like Dr. Sanjay Gupta, more older Americans are taking tentative steps into the wide world of weed, lured by the promise of better health. Well into his golden years, Willie Nelson credits marijuana with keeping him off booze and cigarettes.
See Also from MMTCFL:
Marijuana Growing in Popularity Among Seniors
Sept. 10, 2020
The use of cannabis is gaining popularity among those age 65 and older, according to newly published data in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Several recent studies — such as those here, here, here, and here – have determined that medical cannabis use by seniors is relatively safe and effective at mitigating pain and improving self-reported quality of life.
“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.”
The Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing is conducting a study to better understand the health impact of medical marijuana in older adults. If you are 60 or older, please consider taking this survey and assisting in their research! Click here to take the survey.
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
Seniors & Medical Marijuana
Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida
Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Application
Click to Download from the Office of Medical Marijuana Use
Epidemiological characteristics, safety and efficacy of medical cannabis in the elderly
Ran Abuhasira, Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider, Raphael Merchoulam, Victor Novack: European Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 49, PAA-50, March 1, 1950:
Older adults and medical marijuana: Reduced stigma and increased use.
Harvard Health Blog -Peter Greenspoon April 6, 2020
Marijuana May Boost, Rather Than Dull, the Elderly Brain: Scientific American Neurology Health
Stephani Sutherland:May 10, 2017.
Medical Cannabis for Older Patients—Treatment Protocol and Initial Results
Ran Abuhasira,1 Addie Ron,2 Inbal Sikorin,2 and Victor Novack1,: Journal List J Clin Med v.8(11); 2019 Nov PMC6912698:
Cannabis, Florida Doctor, Medical Marijuana: Will I Get High? The Facts on Medical Marijuanafor Anxiety
Dr. Daniel Stein Nov 9, 2018