Improving Sleep with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana & Wellness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the November 9th, 2022  Medical Marijuana Awareness & Wellness webinar on Improving Sleep with 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 Lisa Black of Insa and Dr. Greg Holt with the Texas Society of Sleep Professionals.

Ongoing Education

We’ve partnered with medical marijuana education experts to provide you with further resources on the topic of Improving Sleep with Medical Marijuana.

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Meet the Speakers

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

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Meet the Speakers

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.

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

Lisa Black

Community Educator, Insa

Read more about Lisa Black

Lisa Black is the Community Educator for Insa. Born and raised in Wareham, Massachusetts, she is responsible for managing internal cannabis trainings, as well as community education and outreach events for Insa. She is endlessly enthusiastic about all aspects of cannabis, from product innovation to new discoveries in cannabis science.

In her five years in the industry Lisa has both hosted and participated in frequent educational events, using her knowledge to help hundreds of people on their cannabis journeys. She has been featured in articles on cannabis educational websites like Leafly and Benzinga. When not talking about cannabis, she loves to paint, go for nature walks with her daughter, and play cooperative board games with her husband.

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

Gregory Holt, PhD RRT FAASM

President, Texas Society of Sleep Professionals
Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Director of Operations and Polysomnography,
Respiratory Quality Services

Webinars Featuring Gregory Holt
Read more about Gregory Holt

Dr. Gregory Holt is the Director of Operations and Polysomnography for Respiratory Quality Services (RQS) in Houston, TX. Dr. Holt has been trained as a respiratory therapist at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. He’s worked in the acute care setting on code teams, ventilator management, labor & delivery, and hyperbaric medicine. He has administrative experience as the Asst. Director of Respiratory Care at E.A. Conway Memorial Hospital, Monroe, LA., Director of Pulmonary Diagnostic Testing at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA., and Program Director of Respiratory Care, Florida A&M University.

He completed his education at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, earning a Doctorate in Physiology in 1992 while studying Respiratory Muscle Afferent Signal Processing. He has been involved in clinical sleep medicine for 25 years prior to his arrival at RQS. Dr. Holt participated in the initiation of the Sleep Diagnostic Laboratory at Temple University Hospital in 1992. He was Board Certified as a Clinical Sleep Specialist by the American Board of Sleep Medicine in 2005 and since has helped thousands of patients with sleep/wake disorders. Dr. Holt has been the Medical Director of sleep clinics in Florida, he’s held joint appointments with UT Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine at Temple University Hospital, Pulmonary Medicine at the Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital and the Sleep Therapy & Research Institute in San Antonio. Dr. Holt continues his interests in clinical patient care and remains active as a Respiratory Therapist at the South Texas ALS Clinic and the Houston Methodist ALS Clinic. He has been involved with Veteran’s Health while working as a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist and diving with patients suffering from traumatic brain injury.

His research interests are in the control of breathing, diagnostic testing in the ALS population and sleep medicine. Dr. Holt has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters in the field. His most recent publication is a book chapter on the Principles of Mechanical Ventilation (Shelledy & Peters, eds., 2019).

Currently, Dr. Holt serves as a member of the HME-RT Council, American Association for Homecare, an item writer for the National Board of Respiratory Care, and President of the Texas Society of Sleep Professionals. He continues to work with the ALS Association, and local support and community groups while enjoying participating in ALS sponsored events. He is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, enjoys sailing, diving, hunting & fishing. Dr Holt is married and has 5 children which he jokes about, pointing to his interest as a long-distance motorcyclist.

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are any of a group of closely
related compounds which include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis.

Cannabinoids can treat numerous medical problems

CURRENT USES OF CANNABINOIDS:

  • Alleviate pain and inflammation, especially chronic forms, from diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, glaucoma, neuropathy, and Crohn’s disease
  • Increasing appetite to prevent the extreme weight loss of AIDS
  • Improving muscle control/lessening spasticity in conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease
  • Controlling epileptic seizures, especially in children
  • Treating mental illnesses, including post-traumatic stress (PTS), bipolar disorder, and multiple anxiety disorders
  • Treating addiction, including smoking cessation

See Also from MMTCFL:

Tha Main Cannabinoids

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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.”

Cannabinoid Receptors

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Continued Education and Awareness Resources

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

Cannabinoid Resources

What are Cannabinoids?
Used for Pain, Cancer and autoimmune disease
Very Well Health by Adrienne Dellwo
Cannabis and Pain: A Clinical Review (2017)
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Vol 2.1, DOI: 10.1089/can.2017.0017. Hill, K.P., Palastro, M.D., Johnson B., & Ditre, J.
Cannabis Pharmacy: The practical guide to medical marijuana (2017)
Backes, M. Weil, A. McCue, J.D.

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

Get Your Life Back with Medical Marijuana

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