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One Senior Place is partnering with University of Central Florida's Technology and Aging Lab to present a series of four free seminars this summer.

VIERA – Stereotypes and attitudes about marijuana changed in 2016, when Floridians overwhelmingly voted in favor of a constitutional amendment to allow the use of medical marijuana. Most frequently dispensed in smokeless form and available for home delivery, medical marijuana is finding favor with Brevard seniors for relief from a number of maladies, including chronic pain.

One Senior Place, the Viera marketplace for senior resources, will explain the facts with Medical Marijuana to Treat Chronic Everyday Pains on Monday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Melbourne.

The special "Ask the Experts" event will feature a discussion with Dr. Frank Filiberto of Marijuana of Brevard. All Floridians have the right to obtain and use medical marijuana (cannabis) with a recommendation by a physician who has determined that the person's health would benefit from marijuana use in the treatment of cancer, epilepsy, AIDS, HIV, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, chronic pain or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief as outlined by the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.

Filiberto is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with more than 30 years of surgical experience, in addition to being a Florida Cannabis Medical Director. He has devoted several years to the research of medical marijuana and its effectiveness and provides medical marijuana evaluations to patients. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) people have used marijuana, also called cannabis, for a variety of health conditions for at least 3,000 years. The session, Medical Marijuana to Treat Chronic Everyday Pains is expected to fill up quickly.

One Senior Place Director, Barbara Fradkin has no doubt Medical Marijuana to Treat Chronic Everyday Pains will be well-attended.

"Medical marijuana use for seniors is a very hot topic," said Ms. Fradkin. "A growing body of scientific research now points to significant benefits of medical marijuana for a number of different health conditions. Seniors who want to learn more should RSVP early for the event on August 19."

"Marijuana Business Daily" notes Florida's number of qualified medical marijuana patients at 246,079 as of July 2019, with 144 dispensaries statewide.

Medical Marijuana to Treat Chronic Everyday Pains is just one of the dozens of events presented annually by One Senior Place in Viera. One Senior Place is a marketplace for resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their families.

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