Seniors and Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources
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.
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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
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