Seniors and Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources
Thank you to everyone who attended the May 5th 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
Read more about Jenni Fried
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.
In addition to being a proponent and advocate of this plant, she is an avid Disney lover, loves to follow the Dave Matthews Band, and is passionate about fitness and overall health and wellness. Jenni loves engaging with the community and spreading education and information about alternative medicinal treatments.
Webinars Featuring Jenni Fried
Topicals / November 3, 2021
Seniors & Medical Marijuana / May 5, 2021
Seniors & Medical Marijuana / January 13, 2021
Seniors & Medical Marijuana / September 23, 2020
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
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.”
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