Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-Webinar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the June 9th Medical Marijuana Awareness & Wellness webinar “Terpenes”

Watch the video on our YouTube Channel! Your questions and comments during the live Q&A help to make a great source of information for the next person seeking treatment.

Speakers featured in this webinar were host Marc Matoza and guest speakers Shari Kaplan, LCSW Founder of Cannetctd Wellness and Founder & Creator of The Can’t Tell Foundation and Zachary Franckhauser, Community Educator for Trulieve.

Ongoing Education

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

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Overview: Terpenes

  • Patient Information Brochure
  • MMTCFL Chronic Conditions Resources
  • Common Terpenes in Cannabis by Cannigma
  • How Cannabis Works on the Human Body: The Endocannabinoid System with Cannigma
  • Common Terpenes Graphic

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 Help
  • Medical Marijuana Routes of Administration
  • Basics of Medical Marijuana in Florida

Meet the Speakers

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

Zachary Franckhauser

Community Educator, Trulieve

Read more about Kate Palazzolo

Kate Palazzolo holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Education. She believes strongly in the healing benefits of cannabis and its use as an alternative to Western medicine. Her mission is to bring awareness and education about alternative forms of medicine to physicians and their patients.

Webinars Featuring Kate Palazzolo
Joshua Littrell, Founder and Managing Director of the Veterans for Cannabis Foundation

Shari Kaplan, LCSW

Founder, Cannetctd Wellness
Founder & Creator, The Can't Tell Foundation

Read more about Shari Kaplan, LCSW

Since 1991, Kaplan has been working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. Her career began in Manhattan with children and families who have HIV/AIDS, as well as children, adolescents, and individuals with cancer, neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, schizophrenia and neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, etc). Issues of death and dying, physical and sexual abuse, daily life skills, support groups and substance abuse were among the areas treated. Kaplan has created and conducted trainings for clinicians on the Strengths/Perspective, Resiliency Enhancement model. She is published on this modality of treatment in both books and journals.

As the co-founder of Corporate Wellness Consultants she developed and presented trainings for corporations and organizations in the areas of team building, conflict resolution, stress management and gender issues in the workplace. Additionally, Kaplan organized and developed an early intervention program for Incarnation Children’s Center, a group residence in NYC, for children who have HIV/AIDS. As the founder of Cannectd WellnessTM , Kaplan successfully treats people using the ‘Whole Life Plan (WLP),’ her signature integrative approach to well-being. Cannabis oils have proven to be the perfect complementary medicine that supports individuals in their journey of optimal health.

In 2011, Kaplan was honored to be recognized by Congressman Alcee L. Hastings for her extraordinary efforts in abuse treatment for adults and children. ‘She has worked tirelessly through her ‘Can’t Tell Foundation,’ to give hope to victims of domestic and sexual abuse and children who are plagued by bullying.’

Webinars Featuring Shari Kaplan, LCSW
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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Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants, though many people commonly associate them with cannabis because cannabis plants contain high concentrations of them.

Scientifically speaking, terpenes are defined as “a large class of hydrocarbon compounds constructed from five-carbon isoprene units that are combined to produce a great variety of skeletons.” These basic molecular “skeletons” are “then acted upon by various enzymes to add functionality and altered oxidation,” processes that ultimately lead to the wide variety of effects produced by terpenes (Weedmaps).

See Also on Terpenes:

What does the endocannabinoid system have to do with cannabis? It has everything to do with the order in which scientists discovered the different molecules. 

Cannabinoid receptors, the locks attached to cells in our bodies, were only discovered because researchers were trying to understand how plant-based cannabinoids (phyto-cannabinoids) like THC interact with the body. So they were named cannabinoid receptors, after the main chemicals that activates them.

See Also from Cannigma:

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

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 | KnowtheFactsMMJ.com


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

Medical Marijuana Patient Webinars

Cannabis 101 with Leafly
Leafly.com | Cannabis 101


Suncoast NORML

Supplemental Research

Get Your Life Back with Medical Marijuana

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