Seniors and Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

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

Ongoing Education

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

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

  • Medical Marijuana for Seniors
  • Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

Meet the Speakers

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

Jenni Fried

Regional Sales Manager, MÜV by Verano

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

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.

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. 

Read more on Cannigma→

See Also from MMTCFL:

Marijuana Growing in Popularity Among Seniors

NORML - The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws    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 hereherehere, 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.

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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.”

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.

Cannachats Recommended Reading

Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida


Patient Information Brochure
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

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

CBD for Seniors: How I Helped My Grandma Treat Her Pain

Michelle Janikian, August 30, 2018


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: 

Get Your Life Back with Medical Marijuana

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