Sleep and Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana & Wellness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the September 22, 2021  Medical Marijuana Awareness & Wellness webinar on Sleep!

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 Jeff Miller, Central Florida Sales Manager for MÜV by Verano

Ongoing Education

We’ve partnered with medical marijuana education experts to provide you further resources on the topic of sleep and medical marijuana.

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Discounts & Deals

  • Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida
  • My Botanica Wellness
  • MÜV by Verano

Meet the Speakers

Overview: What is Sleep?

  • Patient Information Brochure
  • MMTCFL Chronic Conditions Resources
  • Cannabis and sleep: Two specialists talk risks, benefits 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

Cannachats Recommended Reading

  • Sleep & Medical Marijuana
  • Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

Sponsor Discounts

Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

With 25+ clinic locations and partner physicians, we provide the absolute highest level of patient care in the state, at your convenience. Call today or visit our website to schedule your risk-free cannabis consultation. If you do not qualify, you will not be charged for the consultation.

$49 Patient Transfer Pricing

Unsatisfied with your current provider? MMTC wants to help you out. $49 initial assessment for patients who already have a registry Florida ID card and are looking to switch medical cannabis doctors.

Applies only to select MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.

10% Veteran's Discount

MMTC offers a 10% discount to veterans on medical marijuana clinic services.

Applies to all MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.

My Botanica Wellness

Physician-recommended CBD products so that you can feel confident in their quality, efficacy, testing certifications, and safety.

At My Botanica Wellness, we believe that patients shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality to get affordable CBD products. In a market that is oversaturated and under regulated, we strive to provide reputable, thoroughly tested CBD products.

1st Time Buyers Receive 10% Off

Use code MMAW10 for 10% off your purchase of Physician-recommended CBD products at!

MÜV by Verano

MÜV was created by pioneers in agriculture, cannabis, and pharmaceuticals. Together, our team of industry leaders developed the popular MÜV brand and continues to share their goal of being the leading medical cannabis company in Florida.

Featured Discount

First-Time New MÜV Patient Discount

25% Discount

Must be brand new patient to MÜV. Limit to one time use. Not stackable with other discounts.

MÜV Cannabis Patient Travel Discount

10% Discount

Patients who travel over 100 miles are eligible for a discount applied to each purchase. Must show proof of travel distance (e.g. current ID or proof of address). Not stackable with other discounts.

Senior Citizen 55+ Discount

10% Discount

Discount applied to each purchase. Must be 55 and older. Not stackable with other discounts.

Pediatrics Discount for MÜV Cannabis Patients

25% Discount

Available to patients under the age of 18. Discount can be used on any product recommended by a physician. Not stackable with other discounts.

MÜV Medical Marijuana Veterans Discount

20% Discount

Discount applied to each purchase. Must show a current Veteran ID Card (VIC), present your DD214, or show your driver’s license with the “V” emblem at time of purchase. Not stackable with other discounts.

Patient Referral Program


Our patients can be our best ambassadors, and we think they deserve to be rewarded for that. Whenever you refer a friend who has never been to any MÜV location, we’ll give you $25 towards your next MÜV purchase. Your referred friend will receive a 25% discount on their first purchase.

Meet the Speakers

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

Noah Shaw

Sales Manager of NE Florida, MÜV by Verano

Read more about Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller is the Central Florida Sales Manager for MÜV. He began his professional career in pharmaceuticals, specifically antidepressants, and worked closely with practitioners, physicians, and pain management physicians.

While a believer in modern medicine, Jeff learned through personal experience that cannabis could benefit the patients that were being prescribed the SSRIs he brought to physicians. In 2014, he committed to the form of alternative medicine by joining the cannabis industry. He was an integral member of San Felasco Nurseries, the winner of the 6th medical cannabis license in the state of Florida.

Jeff’s career came full-circle when he recognized the need for not just patient educators, but physician and clinic educators. He leveraged his existing physician relationships to better support all members of Florida’s medical marijuana community.

He brought his experience in the medical marijuana space and pharmaceutical companies to MÜV in January of 2021. Jeff’s passion lies in educating patients on the benefits of medical cannabis as alternative medicine and provide caring support to recommending physicians and their clinics. Jeff received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Shorter University.

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

What is Sleep?

Overview by the American Sleep Association

Generally, sleep is the natural state of the body and mind that characterizes an altered consciousness. In the process, there is relative inhibited sensory activity in the mind that allows the muscle to work voluntarily. Once a person is asleep, interaction with his environment is reduced.

1 in 3 Americans suffer for insomnia or other sleep related problems.

Sleep is a dynamic activity, not a static state, meaning that it has multiple forms and stages during one cycle.

See Also from MMTCFL:


Cannabis and sleep: Two specialists talk risks, benefits

Dr. Roni Sharon and Dr. Daniel Barone | The Cannigma, May. 2020

Is marijuana a good treatment for insomnia and other sleep disorders? What are the long-term consequences of using cannabis to sleep? Are they worth it?

In The Cannigma’s third medical cannabis educational webinar, Dr. Roni Sharon and Dr. Daniel Baron discuss how to get a better night’s sleep, whether cannabis can be of use, how REM sleep is impacted by marijuana, and much more. Dr. Roni Sharon is a board certified neurologist and pain specialist who practices in New York and Israel.

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

Sleep & Medical Marijuana

Cannabis Expectancies for Sleep – Altman BR, Mian MN, Slavin M, Earleywine M. Cannabis Expectancies for Sleep. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2019 Nov-Dec

What is Sleep and Why is it Important?

American Sleep Association

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


Central Florida NORML

Supplemental Research

What is Cannabinol (CBN)? [More About the “Sleepy” Cannabinoid]” Dipak Hemraj – Head of Research and Education;
Sept 12 2020.

Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids and Sleep Andrew J Kesner 1 2David M Lovinger 1Front Mol Neurosci  2020 Jul 22;13:125. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2020.00125. eCollection 2020.  

CBD: For Sleep and Insomnia 

American Sleep Association

 How to Use CBD Oil for Sleep  

Tommy Chong,  April 31, 2021. 

Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series Perm J. 2019; 23: 18-041. Published online 2019 Jan 7. Scott Shannon, MD, Nicole Lewis, ND,2 Heather Lee, PA-C,and Shannon Hughes, PhD

Get Your Life Back with Medical Marijuana

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