Anxiety, Stress & Pain Management 
with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-seminar Resources

Anxiety, Stress & Pain Management 
with Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Awareness Post-seminar Resources

The Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended the March 2nd IN PERSON Medical Marijuana Awareness & Wellness Seminar on Anxiety, Stress, and Pain Management in The Villages, FL!

Your questions and comments during the live Q&A help to make a great source of information for the next person seeking treatment.

Click here to watch previous webinars on these topics:

Speakers featured in this seminar were host Marc Matoza, Turner Davis, CMO of the Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, Alex Ford, Community Educator for Trulieve, and Nick Maginsky, Regional Sales Director for MÜV by Verano

Ongoing Education

We’ve partnered with medical marijuana education experts to provide you further resources on the topics of anxiety, stress and pain management.

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Sponsor Discounts

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

Overview: Anxiety, Stress and Pain Management

  • Medical Marijuana 101
  • MMTCFL Anxiety, Stress and Pain Management Resources
  • How Medical Cannabis Helps With Anxiety, Stress and Pain Management Resources

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

  • Anxiety, Stress & Pain Management
  • 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 mybotanicawellness.com!

Trulieve

At Trulieve, we strive to bring you the relief you need in a product you can trust. Our plants are hand-grown in a facility with a controlled environment specially designed to reduce unwanted chemicals and pests, keeping the process as natural as possible at every turn

Featured Discounts

Get 15% Off Your First Order!

Get 15% Off Your First Order, online or in the store of your choice.

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Trulieve Second Visit & ID Renewal Discount

$75 Off With $150 Purchase

Get $75 Off With $150 Purchase Or More On Your Second Visit And When You Renew Your ID Card.

Patient Loyalty Program

Earn Points and Save!

For Every 500 Points Earned, Get An Extra 10% Off Your Next Order.

Join Truvets!

20% Discount

Military Veterans receive 20% off every order!

Join the TruVets Facebook Group

Happy Birthday!

25% Discount

Treat Yourself to 25% off on your birthday at Trulieve!

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

$25 CREDIT FOR YOU + A 25% DISCOUNT FOR THEM = SMILES FOR EVERYONE

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

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

Turner Davis, RPh

Pharmacist, Medical Marijuana Specialist
Chief Marketing Officer, Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

Read more about Turner Davis, RPh

Turner has over 20 years of experience operating, marketing, and eventually owning medical businesses. In 1998 Turner formed and took on a position as president of Vital Care of North Florida, also known as Total Care, Inc., a retail pharmacy specializing in long-term care and infusion pharmacy. It was sold to National in 2010.

Total Care Medical opened as a medical supply provider and compounding pharmacy in 2001, and Turner served as COO/Pharmacy Sales Manager. The company expanded with locations in 20 states, and changed business focus several times to stay innovative with evolving industry trends. Turner was focused on sales training and product development from 2012-2016 and managed over 100 sales reps at market peak.

He has formed professional relationships in the Florida Medical Marijuana industry over the last 3 years and used his management experience to move Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, as well as the industry, forward into the modern day.

Webinars Featuring Turner Davis, RPh

Ketamine / November 17, 2021
Dosing with Medical Marijuana
/ October 13, 2021
Your Guide to Medical Marijuana Dosing
/ July 28, 2021
Ketamine / June 30, 2021
Dosing with Medical Marijuana
/ June 21, 2021
Your Guide to Medical Marijuana Dosing / February 3, 2021
Your Guide to Medical Marijuana Dosing / December 9, 2020

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

Alex Ford

Community Educator, Trulieve

Read more about Alex Ford

Alex is from central Florida and has lived here his whole life and has always enjoyed being outdoors and exploring the natural beauty Florida has to offer both above and below the surface. In spite of the climate, he developed a love for ice hockey at a young age and still plays to this day. He also played for the University of South Florida where he attended college, majoring in psychology.

Alex began working for Trulieve in October 2017 and has been a community educator for 2+ years. He has a deep passion for spreading awareness and educating the communities of central Florida to the medicinal benefits and potential of Medical Cannabis after losing 2 close friends to cancer and opioid addiction. He loves where he lives, what he does, and the communities he serves, and is excited to be a part of the MMAW series.

Webinars Featuring Alex Ford
Joshua Littrell, Founder and Managing Director of the Veterans for Cannabis Foundation

Nick Maginsky

Regional Sales Director, MÜV by Verano

Read more about Nick Maginsky

Nick Maginsky is a Flagler College Graduate and certified by the Trichome Institute as a Level 1 Interpener. While he is fairly new to the Florida Medical Marijuana industry, Nick is a longtime enthusiast and supporter of cannabis as a medical product. He is grateful to be a part of MÜV’s team working with patients here in Florida, offering paths to a positive cannabis journey.

Webinars Featuring Nick Maginsky

What is Anxiety?

Overview by

Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

Anxiety, by definition, is the natural response of our body to stress. Often, anxiety is accompanied by feelings of fear and uncertainty. While everyone experiences stress and anxiety, those with anxiety disorders will often suffer from magnified symptoms which have a dramatic impact on their quality of life. 

What is Stress?

Overview by

The Cannigma

Stress is a normal reaction to demanding or threatening situations in life. Our bodies have psychological and physical reactions for dealing with stress—by releasing hormones that raise your heart rate and raise your blood pressure. When the stressful situation ends, according to the Mayo Clinic, “your body is meant to return to a normal, relaxed state. Unfortunately, the nonstop complications of modern life mean that some people’s alarm systems rarely shut off.” When stress levels don’t abate, chronic stress can begin to cause health problems.

 

See Also from MMTCFL:

What is Chronic Pain?

Overview by Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

While acute pain comes and goes, chronic pain is a condition that remains over a long period of time. As a result, it can have a tremendous impact on quality of life Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years. There may have been an initial injury, but some people suffer chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of body damage.

 

There is an entire system in our bodies that interacts with cannabis. It helps regulate key functions of the body, including mood, metabolism, learning and memory, sleep, immunity – and pain.

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

Anxiety,Stress & Pain Management 

Cannabinol Regulation of Emotion and Emotional Memory Processing: Relevance for Treating Anxiety-Related and Substance Abuse Disorders

J.L.C. Lee, L.J. Bertoglio, F.S. Guimaraes, and C.W. Stevenson (2017). British Journal of Pharmacology, doi:10.1111/bph.13724

Is Cannabis an effective treatment for anxiety disorders?

Sept 2019; Lindsey Salerno M Ed, James McCann, Shari Lieblich, Jeremy Tyloer, Psy D; 

Top Strains for Stress Relief

August 2020 MMTC Blog

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

Suncoast NORML
suncoastnorml.org

Supplemental Research

Cannabis and Pain: A Clinical Review

Hill, K.P., Palastro, M.D., Johnson B., & Ditre, J. (2017). Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Vol 2.1, DOI: 10.1089/can.2017.0017

Types of Pain: Visceral Pain (2003)
Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine, 6th edition. Alan C. Carver, MD and Kathleen M. Foley, MD.

CBD A Patients Guide to Medical Cannabis: Healing without the High

 Leinow, L. & Birnbaum, J. (2017). Pg. 154-157

The Cannabis Health Index. Pgs. 337-342

Blesching, U. (2015)

Visceral pain: the ins and outs, the ups and downs (2012)

Current opinion in supportive and palliative care, 6(1), 17–26. DOI:10.1097/SPC.0b013e32834f6ec9.Sikandar, S., & Dickenson, A. H.

How to use cannabis for anxiety

January 2020 Leafly; Bailey Rhan

Cannabis Pharmacy: The practical guide to medical marijuana

Backes, M. Weil, A. McCue, J.D. (2017). 

4 Best Cannabis Strains that’ll Melt Away Anxiety

Jessica Anderson ND, WayofLife Staff; 

Irritable bowel syndrome: the burden and unmet needs in Europe

Dig Liver Dis. 2006 Oct;38(10):717. Quigley EM, Bytzer P, Jones R, Mearin F.

Fibromyalgia: a clinical review (2014)
JAMA: 311:1547-1555. Clauw D.J.

“New Uses for the Old Hemp Plant”, Marijuana

Ernest L Abel, (1980), 105-21; and Cristobal Acosta, Tratado de las drogas y medicinas de las Indias Orientales… (Editorial MAXTOR, 2005

Endogenous Cannabinoid Signaling is Essential for Stress Adaptation

Matthew N. Hill, R.J. McLaughlin, B. Bingham, L. Shrestha, T.T. Lee, J.M. Gray, C.J. Hillard, B.B Gorzalka, V. Viau, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, no. 20 (2010):9406-11.

Medical Cannabis and Mental Health: A Guided Systematic Review

Zach Walsh, et al., Clinical Psychology Review 51(2017): 15-29

Visceral Sensation (1986)
Progress in Brain Research, Volume 67. pp. 21–8., pp. 39. Elsevier; AmsterdamProcacci P, Zoppi M, Maresca M. In: Cervero F, Morrison JFB, editors. 

The Genetic Structure of Marijuana and Hemp

Sawler, J., Stout, J.M., Gardner, K.M., Hudson, D. Vidmar, J., Butler, L., Page, J.E., and Myles, S. (2015). PLOS ONE; DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.01332927

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