Seniors and Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the September 23rd 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

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Central Florida NORML

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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

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Patient Information Brochure
Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars, in partnership with MMTCFL

Office of Medical Marijuana Use
Florida Department of Health | KnowtheFactsMMJ.com

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Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Application
Click to Download from the Office of Medical Marijuana Use

Medical Marijuana Patient Webinars
MarijuanaAware.com

Cannabis 101 with Leafly
Leafly.com | Cannabis 101

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Suncoast NORML
suncoastnorml.org

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

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: