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United Patients Group, the leading medical cannabis information and education site is dedicated to providing the most professional and safe resource for Medical Cannabis information.

 

Whether you have Cancer, Chronic Pain, MS, Arthritis or Anxiety, we are committed to helping you navigate this ever changing industry. Do you need information about Cannabis and its effects on a specific disease? Do you need a Doctor? Perhaps you just want to know how and where to obtain a medical cannabis recommendation.  

 

Physicians can now learn about Medical Cannabis through our online CME courses in Cannabinoid Therapeutics.  

 

1 of 93United Patients Group presents:
Medical Cannabis: The Science. The Truth. Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd Dominican University of California
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2 of 93Cannabis Oil - Convinced of the Cure
So proud of my father-in-law Stan Rutner. He was finally able to tell the world his amazing SUCCESS story! From 10 days to live to CANCER FREE…thanks to Cannabis Oil.
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3 of 93Cannabis Research - The Time is Now
It is well established that medical cannabis has been a successful treatment in the battle against cancer and dozens of other health conditions and diseases.
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4 of 93Physician Assisted Suicide: To Be or Not to Be...Options Are Key
One’s biography may be considered the writing of one’s history.
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5 of 93It's a New Year! How Can Medical Cannabis Help You Achieve Your Health Goals in 2016?
It’s a new year and with it comes new beginnings, new goals...
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6 of 93Doctor, What Is The Dose Of My Cannabis Medicine?
With the current information age, it is very easy to find dosing information for any drug online.
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7 of 93What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Likely - Making A Resolution or Two
The arrival of the New Year brings with it habits and holiday happenings that risk anxiety, loneliness, or outright depression.
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8 of 932015: A Look Back at a Momentous Year for Cannabis
As 2015 comes to a close, we at United Patients Group reflected on a year that was both remarkable and paradigm-shifting in the cannabis industry.
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9 of 93The ABC's of Getting Through the Holidays While Caring for a Sick Loved One
Holidays can be a time we look forward to or dread.
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10 of 93Last Minute Gift Ideas: How About Giving the Gift of Knowledge and Change?
It’s hard to believe that 2015 is about to come to a close.
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11 of 93Federal Law Bans Cannabis Users the Right to Purchase Firearms
In the wake of unspeakable tragedies like the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino...
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12 of 93Over the River and Through the Woods - with Medical Cannabis?
It’s that time of year again when nearly 100 million Americans are expected to travel for the holidays.
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13 of 93UPG Kicks Off the Season of Giving By Spearheading Education and Research
This has been such an incredible year of growth and change for us here at United Patients Group.
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14 of 93The Doctor Is...Online: Telehealth Medical Cannabis Companies Are Rapidly Emerging
Getting proper healthcare to patients who are in isolated areas,
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15 of 93Cash "Cashy" Hyde: We Will Never Forget You by Mike Hyde
On November 14th, we celebrate the life of our brave four-year-old boy Cash “Cashy” Hyde...
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16 of 93Dravet Syndrome CBD Oil Clinical Trials Show Promise, but Desperate Parents Aren't Waiting
We’ve often talked about the much-hyped use of high-CBD oil to treat children with Dravet syndrome...
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17 of 93Could Cannabis Be a Safer Alternative to ADHD Drugs?
As the school year gets underway, many children, teens, and college students will struggle with sitting in class and paying attention.
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18 of 93The Entourage Effect: Why Whole Cannabis Is Better
Whether you smoke it, eat it, vaporize it, or ingest it as an oil, the medicinal cannabis you put in your body contains many chemicals that work together to make you feel better.
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19 of 93Cannabis Extract Medicine: Successfully Treating Children for Cancer and Epilepsy
The use of cannabis extract medicine to treat children for cancer and epilepsy has been growing rapidly
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20 of 93The Role of the Nurse in Cannabis Dosing and Administration
With 23 states and the District of Columbia now allowing medical cannabis use, more and more patients are looking to cannabis as a treatment option.
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21 of 93Back-to-School Guide for Parents of Medical Cannabis Patients
Many families are discovering the benefits of using medical cannabis to treat childhood illnesses including cancer, epilepsy...
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22 of 93Is CBD-Only Legislation a Good Thing for Medical Marijuana?
When California passed the country’s first medical marijuana law in 1996, the response was a resounding, “But of course, it’s California.”
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23 of 93How Cannabis Helps Lupus
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which your body can’t tell the difference between viruses, germs and bacteria and your body’s own healthy tissue.
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24 of 93How Does Cannabis Help Menopause?
Women of a certain age are all too familiar with the symptoms of menopause.
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25 of 93Cannabis and Sports
While smoking is unlikely the optimal delivery method for cannabis in athletes, the use of cannabis can have...
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26 of 93"From Hospice to Healthy - Happy 82nd Birthday Dad!"
Today marks yet another milestone for my father Stan Rutner – sometimes referred to as “The Miracle Man”.
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27 of 93Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Special: Treating Pediatric Cancer with Cannabis
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
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28 of 93Cannabis and the Workplace: What Workers Need to Know
In every state, except Arizona, Delaware, and most recently Minnesota, the law allows a private employer to fire...
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29 of 93Is Cannabis Testing Really Protecting Patients? Experts Say No.
The idea behind cannabis testing is to keep patients safe from contaminants.
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30 of 93Is Bee Venom Therapy a Viable Option for Treating Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer?
We have received many calls from patients asking for information and advice about the use of bee venom therapy
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31 of 93Can Recreational Marijuana Be Good Medicine for America's Alcohol Troubles?
Research conducted earlier this year quantifying the risk of death associated with the use...
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32 of 93Hemp Utility Spans from Supplements to Batteries to Biofuel
Hemp is a remarkable plant that humans have used for thousands of years for everything from manufacturing to munchies to moisturizer to medicine.
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33 of 93Cannabis Refugees: Why Anti-Marijuana Laws Are Uprooting Lives
The continued failure of the federal government to recognize the medicinal benefits of cannabis has created a refugee crisis.
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34 of 93Why Nurses are Vital to the Medical Cannabis Community
Cannabis has been gaining momentum as a viable and safe medical treatment over the last several years.
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35 of 93Hemp Sunscreen May Prevent Skin Cancer
Preventing and Fighting Skin Cancer Naturally
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36 of 93Pretend States: You say you are Pro-Medical Cannabis but you're not.
As we’ve discussed many times before, medical marijuana laws vary widely state by state.
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37 of 93Candidates on Cannabis: Where Do the 2016 Presidential Contenders Stand?
The lead-up to the 2016 primaries is in full swing...
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38 of 93Treating Breast Cancer with Cannabis? Why the Treatment Must Match the Classification!
Breast cancer a major health issue...
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39 of 93Salicinium: A Homeopathic Cancer Treatment Method that Tricks Cancer Cells
In order to understand what salicinium does, you need to know how cancer cells operate.
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40 of 93Enzymes and Cancer: An Alternative Treatment Worth Exploring?
Here at United Patients Group, we are always searching for alternative treatments that can augment or supplement mainstream cancer treatments.
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41 of 93New Research Shows Essential Oils Can Kill Cancer Cells
Chinese researchers tested ten essential oils against three kinds of tumors. The results were surprising: essential oils naturally fight cancer.
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42 of 93Incredible Cannabis Patient Story: Beating Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma Cancer
Through United Patients Group's "virtual hand", we are proud to present another one of our success stories...
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43 of 93Doctors Weigh In - Medical Cannabis Dosing: Why Less May Be More
Many medical cannabis patients take an overly aggressive approach to treatment.
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44 of 93At Least One Issue Has Bipartisan Support: Marijuana
Political polarization has been a major obstacle to Congress getting anything done for years now.
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45 of 93Do You Know the Difference Between Ketogenic and Alkaline Diets?
At UPG, we get a lot of questions about diets and how they could benefit people living with serious ailments.
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46 of 93The Bountiful Benefits of Bone Broth
Slowly cooking bones creates a rich broth full of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that nourish the body...
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47 of 93Are Cannabinoids as Effective as Albuterol for Treating Asthma?
Ongoing research is proving cannabis-based medications effective for safely treating a wide spectrum of medical conditions.
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48 of 93Don't Judge Your Strain by Its Name
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but there’s not a lot of harm if you do—maybe you buy a boring book.
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49 of 93Fighting Obesity and Diabetes with Cannabis
Although obesity is more prevalent in some demographics, it is lower in others—including regular users of cannabis.
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50 of 93Cannabis Suppositories: Is the Posterior Superior?
Suppositories are often the butt of many jokes and puns, but rectal administration of marijuana has many advantages.
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51 of 93Is Cannabis the Solution to the Antibiotic-Resistant Staph and Superbug Crisis?
In the United States, (MRSA) kills about 18,000 of the 94,000 people it infects each year.
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52 of 93Is Cannabis a Gateway Drug or an Exit Drug?
As we prepare to end the year, many people are thinking about which healthy changes they want to make in the new year.
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53 of 93Continue Your Cannabis Education with United Patients Group
We are thrilled to announce that United Patients Group is now offering online courses on a number of medical-cannabis-related topics.
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54 of 93Fighting PTSD Using Cannabis
The holiday season is supposed to be full of glad tidings and good cheer, but for many people dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
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55 of 93Fighting Depression Using Cannabis: Research shows less is more!
The holiday season can be stressful for everyone.
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56 of 93What Is Homeostasis and How Can Cannabis Help?
We wish to thank everyone who attended our first cannabis patient conference, Medical Cannabis: The Science Behind the Hype.
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57 of 93Medical Cannabis Conference Successfully Explores the Science Behind the Hype by Justin Kander
Medical Cannabis Conference
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58 of 93Top 5 Terpenes that Amplify the Healing Power of Cannabis
Unlike cannabinoids, terpenes are found in many plants; they’re the chemicals that give a plant its aroma and flavor.
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59 of 93The Answer to Prescription Drug Overdoses: Legal Medical Cannabis
Fact: medical cannabis saves lives.
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60 of 93Why United Patients Group is considered, "The Virtual Hand of the Medical Marijuana Industry."
We are often asked what we do for patients here at United Patients Group.
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61 of 93Dose Differences: Eating Isn't the Same as Inhaling! by Auntie Dolores
When you smoke or vaporize your medical cannabis, you inhale cannabinoids like which move through the lung’s alveoli into your bloodstream.
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62 of 93Fibromyalgia: Big Pharma vs Medical Cannabis
The estimated five million Americans coping with fibromyalgia are not use to hearing good news.
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63 of 93How Cannabis Helps with Bipolar Disorder
When we talk about the benefits of medical cannabis, we tend to focus on physical disorders: cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, etc.
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64 of 93Should the Federal Government and FDA Be Sued for Murder?
The federal government is allowing sick people to die when it knows that cannabis could save them.
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65 of 93Why Decriminalization isn't Good Enough
To say, “We have won once the Country decriminalizes cannabis,” would be to neglect her greater call.
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66 of 93Cannabis Is More Than Skin Deep
You may have heard that your skin is your largest organ, and this is true.
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67 of 93Could the Cure for Cancer Be Sitting in Your Kitchen?
Right now, you probably own a box of a substance that can clean teeth, de-stink a refrigerator and extinguish fires: baking soda
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68 of 93Top 8 foods and herbs for fighting cancer
With 44% of men and 39% of women now being diagnosed with cancer, it has become more important than ever...
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69 of 93Nigella Sativa Treats Lung Cancer and More
How many nicknames does one plant need? Apparently quite a few if you’re talking about Nigella Sativa.
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70 of 93Do Medical Cannabis Laws Protect Me from a Drug Test?
“If I’m in a state where medical (or recreational) cannabis is legal, does that mean employers can’t discriminate if I show up positive for THC on a drug test?”
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71 of 93Dear Media: This is What People Who Use Marijuana Look Like
Global political and business leaders are talking seriously about ending marijuana prohibition everywhere from D.C. to Davos.
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72 of 93Dr. Gupta, "California Has Been a Refuge for Cannabis Patients for Nearly Two Decades"
California has been a refuge for cannabis patients for eighteen years.
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73 of 93Surprising New Cancer Killer: Frankincense
Most people associate frankincense with the story of the three wise men who visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem.
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74 of 93Juicing Cannabis: The Freshest Medicine?
The NorCal medical cannabis community is abuzz with juicing the cannabis plant.
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75 of 93Heal Dental Problems Naturally with Oil Pulling
Here at United Patients Group, we’re always on the lookout for natural alternatives.
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76 of 93Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil - How to and the benefits!
Coconut oil has been growing in popularity among various groups of people for a while now.
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77 of 93Cannabis Isn't the Only Plant with Incredible Health Benefits: A Closer Look at Turmeric
You’ve heard us go on and on about the amazing health benefits of cannabis...
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78 of 93By Endorsing High-CBD Cannabis, New Legislation Will Do More Harm than Good
Word is out about the benefits of high-CBD medical cannabis.
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79 of 93To Tell or Not To Tell?
One question I come across often is “Should I tell my doctor?” My answer-it depends.
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80 of 93Dr. Sanjay Gupta Sets Record Straight on Cannabis
When one of America’s most trusted and prominent doctors changed his stance in favor of marijuana last month, we at United Patients Group did a collective back-flip.
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81 of 93United Patients Group - Seal of Approval
What is a Seal of Approval and How Can I Get Approved?
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82 of 93The Interesting Rise of Seniors within Medical Marijuana
Marijuana has been stereotypically associated with a younger crowd. But as the number of our once youthful (and now aging) Baby Boomers...
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83 of 93Drug Testing 101
Ronald Reagan passed an Executive Order in 1986 that mandated federal workers be drug-free on and off the job.
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84 of 93Vitamin D and Breast Cancer
Vitamin D regulates the flow of calcium into the bloodstream and is essential for normal bone development.
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85 of 93Medical Marijuana: 10 Health Benefits That Legitimize Legalization
Prescription drugs kill about 100,000 people in the world each year.
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86 of 93A Cannabis Cancer Survivor's Story
My husband and I are no strangers to Cancer. Chemotherapy cured him of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 20 years ago and I am still clear of Breast Cancer...
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87 of 93Dosage? What's a Dosage???
Dosage is essential. A proper dose means safe medicine, a bad dose means discomfort and danger. Fortunately, cannabis is remarkably safe...
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88 of 93Medical Marijuana and Lyme Disease - Alexis' story
United Patients Group is happy to be here for all types of patients. One of our patients Alexis, has shared her struggle with Late Stage Lyme Disease. This is her story…
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89 of 93Juicing For Life - Health Conditions and Juicing
Juicing is the latest manifestation of a centuries-old health practice. And in this new age of...
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90 of 93Debunking MMJ Demographics
Despite society’s latest increase in approval over marijuana usage, stereotyping of marijuana users still exists. Today, we encourage dispelling that habit.
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91 of 93Field Guide to Marijuana and the Workplace
Since the November election, we have been keeping a close eye on the legal status of medical and recreational-use marijuana.
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92 of 93Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and distinct system of health care that emphasizes the use of prevention and natural therapeutics.
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93 of 93How Cannabis Affects the Brain
Humans have been smoking marijuana for nearly 5,000 years and it has been used to treat a whole range of different ailments and illnesses.
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United Patients Group Medical Cannabis Conference
United Patients Group presents:
Medical Cannabis - The Science. The Truth

Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd
Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA
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