Dandelion – From Super Weed to Super Herb

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Take a walk in the neighborhood, and you might just pass by an important plant disguised as a troublesome weed. Although it’s been used for generations all over the world for medicinal purposes, most Americans today consider the dandelion to … Continue reading

Attention Nurses: Get CEU Credits to Learn about Medical Cannabis

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The upcoming conference “Medical Cannabis: The Science Behind the Hype,” which will feature a presentation on everything nurses need to know about cannabis, is worth 6 CEU’s. Conventional nursing programs do not cover medical cannabis, so many nurses are unaware … Continue reading

Learn How Cannabis Heals: Join Us for a One-Day Seminar on The Science Behind the Hype

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As you know, we here at United Patients Group are all about sorting the truth from the spin and giving you the most accurate, up-to-date information about medical cannabis. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce a one-day seminar called “Medical … Continue reading

Psychoactive Cannabis Use Discovered in Pakistan Paleolithic Caves

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The earliest known use of a psychoactive substance was discovered in December of 2013. When scientists were excavating a Paleolithic settlement rumored to be 120,000 years old, they came across a tomb that held a shaman or cheiftan who was … Continue reading

Top 5 Terpenes that Amplify the Healing Power of Cannabis

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Last week on the blog, we noted that there are 480 identified chemical compounds in the cannabis plant, and we told you about one class of compounds that make cannabis an effective medicine: cannabinoids. This week, we wanted to dive … Continue reading

Top 5 Cannabinoids that Heal Your Body and Mind

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Did you know that there are 480 chemical compounds in the cannabis plant? We don’t know yet how all of them affect the human body, but the more researchers look, the more medicinal benefits they find. In fact, Dr. Abrams, … Continue reading

The Answer to Prescription Drug Overdoses: Legal Medical Cannabis

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Fact: medical cannabis saves lives. We’ve shared the story of Stan Rutner, whose cancer was cured by cannabis oil. A patient emailed us just this morning to tell us that her lung cancer—which was so advanced that she was given … Continue reading

Before You Take the Ice Bucket Challenge, Read This…

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If you’ve been anywhere near a computer lately, you’ve seen the charitable phenomenon that’s taking the Internet by storm: the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s an idea made to go viral: someone names you in the challenge, and you … Continue reading

Is Alternative Medicine Your Business? Let UPG Lead You to the Right Audience

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Do you have an amazing cannabis-related product or service that you haven’t found the right audience for? In this over-saturated market, it can be hard for you to reach the people who will love what you offer. With so many … Continue reading

Talk to Us: Guidance from One-on-One Consultations with UPG

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If you’re a medical cannabis patient or caregiver, you have no doubt noticed that there are a lot of conflicting messages from the media and groups in the medical cannabis industry. You’re already overwhelmed enough dealing with illness—the last thing … Continue reading

The Herbalizer: Benefits and Costs

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With the recent launch of the Herbalizer Vaporizer, we’ve received numerous inquiries about this device, it’s benefits and cost.  With many choices nowadays for the perfect vaporizer, here is a list of several cost-benefit discussion points listed below. These value … Continue reading

Herbalizer Vaporizer Technology Developed by Former NASA Engineer Hits the Cannabis Market Running

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The online resource for medical cannabis information has awarded its coveted Seal of Approval to the Herbalizer, a vaporizer developed by former NASA engineers. As medical cannabis grows in popularity, more and more patients have been turning to vaporizers as … Continue reading

Dose Differences: Eating Isn’t the Same as Inhaling! by Auntie Dolores

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When you smoke or vaporize your medical cannabis, you inhale cannabinoids like Delta-9-THC which move through the lung’s alveoli into your bloodstream. The effect of inhaled cannabinoids is felt within seconds; the benefits of inhaled cannabinoids can last for around … Continue reading

Is Cannabis Oil a Viable Treatment for Skin Cancer?

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Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer—3.5 million Americans are diagnosed with it every year. The main cause is UV radiation from the sun or tanning beds, although exposure to chemicals and genetic factors can lead to skin … Continue reading

Let’s Clarify the State Laws on Cannabis: Who’s in, Who’s Out?

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Cannabis legalization is on a roll! On Monday, New York became the twenty-third state to legalize medical cannabis. On Tuesday, Washington’s first recreational marijuana dispensaries opened their doors. This year, eleven states have approved the use of CBD oil to … Continue reading

How Cannabis Helps with Bipolar Disorder

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When we talk about the benefits of medical cannabis, we tend to focus on physical disorders: cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, etc. But medical cannabis patients also commonly use cannabis to help with psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety. And … Continue reading

Fibromyalgia: Big Pharma vs Medical Cannabis

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The estimated five million Americans coping with fibromyalgia are not use to hearing good news. They live with chronic all-over pain, fatigue, depression, headaches, and sleeplessness, and doctors don’t know why this disease develops or how to cure it. Most … Continue reading

Dear Florida: Good Start, But Your Citizens Deserve Better

­On Monday, Florida legalized Charlotte’s Web, the high-CBD strain made famous by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The strain has been shown to have near-miraculous results for children with severe epilepsy, and its lack of psychoactive effects makes it palatable to even … Continue reading

Cancer Survivor Who Was Saved by Cannabis Demands National Access for All Patients

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If you’re a regular reader, you’ve followed the incredible story of Stan Rutner, an eighty-year-old who went from ten days to live to full remission thanks to cannabis oil. Stan is the father-in-law of United Patients Group founder John Malanca … Continue reading

Pot Culture: What Message are We Sending and Does it Matter?

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From Cheech and Chong to Reefer Madness to Weeds, the impressions our cinema portrays of marijuana users range from chaotic, violent, and unintelligent, to goofy, confused and engaging in illicit and extreme behavior. Similar to those of us who avoid … Continue reading

Should the Federal Government and FDA Be Sued for Murder?

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The federal government is allowing sick people to die when it knows that cannabis could save them. The DEA still classifies cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance—meaning it supposedly has “no currently accepted medical use in the United States, … Continue reading

10 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar for Great Health and At Home

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Apple Cider Vinegar has many all-natural uses, going from a salad dressing to personal care and household cleaning. Lately there has been a lot of fuss around the healing powers of apple cider vinegar and enthusiasts suggest to take a … Continue reading

Nigella Sativa Treats Lung Cancer and More

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How many nicknames does one plant need? Apparently quite a few if you’re talking about Nigella Sativa. Known as black seed (blackseed), black cumin, fennel flower, Roman coriander, and nutmeg flower, it has also been incorrectly called black sesame or … Continue reading

The Benefits of Cannabis and How it Helps the Sick and Elderly: A Perspective from St. Judes Retreat

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I grew up in the 70’s with my father who was constantly getting high on marijuana and spending all the monies he had on weed. My mother would crochet and make crafts just to put food on the table, handmade … Continue reading

United Patients Group Supports “Patients Out of Time’s Cannabis Therapeutics Conference”

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United Patients Group is proud to support the upcoming Patients Out of Time’s Eighth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics in Portland, Oregon. Eighth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics – Conference Theme: The Endocannabinoid System and Age Related Illnesses, … Continue reading

Why Decriminalization isn’t Good Enough by MMJ Patient Alexis Jones

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To say, “We have won once the Country decriminalizes cannabis,” would be to neglect her greater call. The medicinal benefits should be in the spotlight. When life and adolescent brain development (epilepsy) are on the line, nothing else matters. If … Continue reading

Could the Cure for Cancer Be Sitting in Your Kitchen?

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Right now, you probably own a box of a substance that can leaven dough, clean teeth, de-stink a refrigerator, unclog drains, and extinguish fires: baking soda (aka sodium bicarbonate). But it’s much more than a help around the house—this miracle … Continue reading

Apricot Seeds: Cosmetics or Cancer Killer?

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When most people hear about apricot seeds, it’s in reference to a popular main ingredient in face and body scrubs. But this cosmetic use only scratches the surface (pardon the pun!) of its possible uses. For instance, apricot seeds are … Continue reading

The Entourage Effect: Why Whole Cannabis Is Better

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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. Of course THC and CBD are the … Continue reading

Top 8 foods and herbs for fighting cancer

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With 44% of men and 39% of women now being diagnosed with cancer, it has become more important than ever to understand the foods that will not only nourish your body, but also detoxify it of any cancer causing agents. … Continue reading

Let’s Come Out of the 4/20 Closet by Alexis Jones

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Every day a patient passes away who could have had a longer life with the aid of cannabis. Every day someone gets arrested for smoking a joint and spends time behind bars. And on that same day, someone in a … Continue reading

THC, THCA, CBD, CBN: Some of the Chemicals in Cannabis

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As the science of medical cannabis develops, we’re discovering more and more that breeding cannabis for different levels of medicinal compounds—known as cannabinoids—makes the medicine better for treating specific ailments. Growers and testers are hard at work tailoring their strains … Continue reading

CannaStrips: Safer and Healthier Alternative to Smoking

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CannaStrips are the result of lengthy research and development. CannaStrips are a safer and healthier alternative to smoking and has had an amazing reception throughout the medicinal cannabis community. They use only the finest medical cannabis leading to a smooth … Continue reading

Cannabis Is More Than Skin Deep

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You may have heard that your skin is your largest organ, and this is true.  But did you know that it weighs about 8 lbs, and covers up to 22 square feet? The skin can connect us with and also … Continue reading

Do Medical Cannabis Laws Protect Me from a Drug Test?

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“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?” We get this question all the time from medical cannabis patients. … Continue reading

Juicing Cannabis: The Freshest Medicine?

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The NorCal medical cannabis community is abuzz with the latest trend in ingestion: juicing the cannabis plant. Dr. William Courtney is the leading advocate of this medication method, and he recommends juicing fresh, organic leaves and buds every day. He … Continue reading

Dear Media: This is What People Who Use Marijuana Look Like

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Global political and business leaders are talking seriously about ending marijuana prohibition everywhere from D.C. to Davos. Recent polls say a majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana – and not just in the states you’d expect but … Continue reading

Is CBD-Only Legislation a Good Thing for Medical Marijuana? by Amanda Reiman

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When California passed the country’s first medical marijuana law in 1996, the response was a resounding, “But of course, it’s California.” Over the next 18 years, the states adopting medical marijuana laws represented the usual suspects of liberalism or libertarianism. … Continue reading

Technology of Vaporization

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The process of vaporization, or volatilization releases the essential, active elements of a substance without any burning. Vaporization uses a cutting-edge convection technology that releases just enough heat and air to discharge the vital elements; but not enough heat and … Continue reading

Cannabis Extract Medicine: Successfully Treating Children for Cancer and Epilepsy by Justin Kander

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The use of cannabis extract medicine to treat children for cancer and epilepsy has been growing rapidly since the release of Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s documentary on CNN.  In the original documentary, Charlotte Figi’s recovery from Dravet syndrome was extensively detailed.  … Continue reading

Surprising New Cancer Killer: Frankincense

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Most people associate frankincense with the story of the three wise men who visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. But now the aromatic substance has a new claim to fame: Frankincense can kill cancer cells. Researchers from Leichester University have … Continue reading

Dad’s Update – Stan Rutner: A Cancer Survivor

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Hello everyone! Well, I feel that an update on my father’s journey is long overdue.  If you’ve read the previous blogs about my father’s road to remission, you should be up to date on what he ingested to become healthy … Continue reading

Sub-lingual Delivery vs Oral Ingestion of Cannabis

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For those medical marijuana patients looking for alternatives to smoking or vaporizing their medicine to relieve various ailments, thankfully several safe and highly effective options for delivery exist and are available to choose from. Let’s take a quick look at … Continue reading

Study: Cannabis Effectively Treats Neuropathic Pain

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A new study from researchers at the University of Glasgow in the UK shows what many medical cannabis patients have already discovered: Cannabis oil helps with neuropathy. THC/CBD spray was administered to 128 patients, and a placebo was given to … Continue reading

United Patients Group to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, “California Has Been a Refuge for Cannabis Patients for Nearly Two Decades”

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United Patients Group applauds Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s recent program, “Weed 2: Cannabis Madness,” and adds that cannabis is an effective treatment for epilepsy and many other diseases and that Colorado is not the only destination for patients seeking safe access … Continue reading

Heal Dental Problems Naturally with Oil Pulling

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Here at United Patients Group, we’re always on the lookout for natural alternatives to the often-harmful procedures and treatments advocated in Western medicine. We recently discovered a dental treatment that has been used for thousands of years in India to … Continue reading

6 ways to cope with chemobrain

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You might forget an appointment, or where you last saw your car keys. Or you might struggle with remembering the name of an acquaintance you run into at the grocery store. Sometimes after chemotherapy, people experience side effects of cancer … Continue reading

United Patients Group Launches StateWide Collective’s “Dosing by the mg, Not the Gram!” Campaign

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StateWide Collective is debuting their new line of CBD-rich medicines on the go-to source for medical cannabis information, United Patients Group. Harnessing the popularity of the patient-focused online medical cannabis resource United Patients Group, StateWide Collective is launching a new … Continue reading

Cannabis Isn’t the Only Plant with Incredible Health Benefits: A Closer Look at Turmeric

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You’ve heard us go on and on about the amazing health benefits of cannabis, including killing cancer cells, reducing epileptic seizures, reducing the risk of diabetes, and treating many other ailments and diseases. But cannabis is not alone in being … Continue reading

Cannabis Kicks Lyme’s Disease to the Curb

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Lyme disease has been controversial for some years. Many medical practitioners misdiagnose it, while several think that it’s mental. With Lyme disease, there are so many symptoms, so many debilitating, agonizing manifestations, that it’s often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, chronic … Continue reading

Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil – How to and the benefits!

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Coconut oil has been growing in popularity among various groups of people for a while now. It makes sense that the cannabis community decided to give it a go. Coconut oil has been proven to have profound positive effects on … Continue reading

The Truth About Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Bill SB1182 by Vanessa Waltz

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Pennsylvania’s “Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act,” SB 1182, is a broad and comprehensive medical cannabis bill that does not place any restrictions on THC content and does not limit medical cannabis access to adults. A number of media outlets have reported incorrect information about … Continue reading

These Countries Mull Over Marijuana Legalization After Uruguay Ruling

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The marijuana legalization experiments underway in Washington state, Colorado and Uruguay have prompted or accelerated discussion about changing pot laws in many nations, and activists say momentum is building in advance of a special United Nations convention on drugs scheduled … Continue reading

18 Ways To Consume Cannabis by Vaped.ca

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Did you know that there are over 18 ways to consume medical cannabis? It is a common misconception that smoking marijuana is the only way to enjoy its effects; in fact, smoking could be considered one of the least efficient … Continue reading

United Patients Group Calls for New Research into Cancer-Killing Effects of Cannabis Extracts

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United Patients Group points to growing evidence that cannabis extracts kill cancer cells, and calls on powerful individuals to fund clinical trials of this potential cancer cure and for state and federal regulatory agencies to help facilitate such research. United … Continue reading

By Endorsing High-CBD Cannabis, New Legislation Will Do More Harm than Good

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Word is out about the benefits of high-CBD medical cannabis. Dr. Sanjay Gupta featured the strain Charlotte’s Web on the CNN documentary Weed, and suddenly legislators who had never supported medical cannabis before are coming around. Well, sort of. In … Continue reading

The Cannabis Tsunami…why there’s NO turning back!

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The United States is being swept away in a wave of endless support for legalizing marijuana.  Nearly half of U.S. states now offer some type of legalized marijuana use, with Colorado and Washington going so far as to legalize cannabis … Continue reading

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Affects Babies’ Brain Development (STUDY)

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Using marijuana during pregnancy could affect a baby’s brain development by interfering with how brain cells are wired, a new study in mice and human tissue suggests. Researchers studied marijuana’s effects on mice and brain tissue from human fetuses, and … Continue reading

Male Breast Cancer

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We’ve all been “made aware” of the insidious disease, breast cancer. Our mothers, sisters, wives, friends have suffered, and, if lucky, conquered the cell mutation that affected nearly 300,000 women in the U.S. in 2013 alone, according to The American … Continue reading

Cannabis Extract Treatment for Terminal Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia by Justin Kander

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In November 2013, an article titled “Cannabis Extract Treatment for Terminal Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a Philadelphia Chromosome Mutation” was published in the journal Case Reports in Oncology.  The study examined a 14-year old female patient who underwent 34 months … Continue reading

Christmas #2 without my Cashy by Kalli Hyde

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Cashy- It’s been so long since I’ve written you, that I’m worried I’m at some kind of writers block or something. I feel terrible that I haven’t written, please don’t think I’ve forgotten about you, because that is the opposite. … Continue reading

Why so many mainstream families are quickly becoming refugees

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There’s a new wave of refugees in America, and they might be more mainstream than you think. More and more of the nation’s “average” families from suburbia are packing up and moving out West, where access to cannabis could be … Continue reading

United Patients Group Teams Up With Parents of Salt Lake City’s First Marijuana Pediatric Patient

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Parents reveal the real-life challenges of finding and administering cannabis oil to help treat their toddler son, Salt Lake City’s first pediatric cannabis patient, at Primary Children’s Hospital. Just 0.3 milliliters of cannabis oil. One tiny drop. That’s all it … Continue reading

FDA-approved medical marijuana clinical trial gets underway next month for kids with epilepsy

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A nationally renowned pediatric neurologist at Saint Barnabas has gotten FDA approval to study whether a cannabis-based drug could prevent seizures in children diagnosed with severe forms of epilepsy. The development is sure to be watched closely in New Jersey, … Continue reading

Watch How These Cancer Patients Reacted To Getting Hilariously Awful Makeovers

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The French charity the Mimi Foundation told 20 cancer patients they would give them makeovers. All that was required of them was to keep their eyes closed to make the reveal more exciting. The patients expected that when they opened … Continue reading

Take charge in fight for safe access, armed with education

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As the fight for access to medical marijuana rages on, we have joined forces with the Cash Hyde Foundation to educate, inform and empower you to make the best decisions for your family and your children. There’s nothing that should … Continue reading

Time to Tell the Truth About Cannabis for Kids With Cancer, Says United Patients Group and Cash Hyde Foundation

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Medical marijuana resource United Patients Group and the Cash Hyde Foundation step up initiatives to change public perception and policies that keep families from finding the best treatment for the cancer that tortures their children. Where are parents to go … Continue reading

What is a Cannabis Dose? by Aunt Zelda’s Oils

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No matter how long or short the intake process is with a patient, the discussion boils down to how much cannabis medicine to take, and how to take it – suppository, sublingual, ingestion, vaporizer, and/or dabs – When? With or … Continue reading

To Tell or Not To Tell?

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One question I come across often is “Should I tell my doctor?” My answer-it depends. When it comes to cannabis, Western practitioners haven’t got a clue! I can say that because I am a Western practitioner. Only over the last … Continue reading

Pennsylvania Parents of Children with Epilepsy Pin Hopes on Pot Bill

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Hannah Pallas lies still on her quilt-covered bed when the seizure ends, arms and legs draped to her side. Nurse Brenda Cammisa folds up the girl’s thin legs, administers oxygen, and cradles her with soothing words and hands. Hannah, 10, … Continue reading

United Patients Group Remembers Child Medical Marijuana Pioneer Cash Hyde on Anniversary of His Death

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Today marks one year since Cash “Cashy” Hyde, one of the nation’s first child medical marijuana users, succumbed to terminal brain cancer. United Patients Group takes a look at how things have changed since his passing. When 4-year-old brain cancer … Continue reading

October Link Roundup

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October has been a crazy month for marijuana. From Uruguay’s big move to legalize, to the incredible speech given by Drug Policy Alliance executive director Ethan Nadelmann at the International Drug Reform Conference, marijuana popularity is at an all-time high. … Continue reading

Colorado mom visited by child protective services for treating son’s cancer with medical marijuana instead of chemotherapy

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Sierra Riddle turned to medical marijuana after chemotherapy made her 3-year-old son Landon violently ill. Since starting the controversial treatment in January, she says his cancer has gone into remission. A Colorado Springs mom is catching heat from social services … Continue reading

In Mexico, Dalai Lama backs Medical Marijuana

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The Dalai Lama weighed in on Mexico’s marijuana legalization debate on Tuesday, telling an audience that he backs the drug’s use for medicinal purposes. The Tibetan spiritual leader, speaking at an event hosted by former Mexican president Vicente Fox, said … Continue reading

Who’s Doing the Stance Dance? United Patients Group Highlights Big Changes in Prominent Marijuana Positioning

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Medical marijuana resource United Patients Group lists prominent figures who have changed their stances on the cannabis plant. In the wake of Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent announcement that the federal government will not challenge the marijuana legalization initiatives of … Continue reading

September Link Roundup

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Time to tear off another page of your calendar! It’s October already, and the pumpkin spiced lattes are flowing. In case you missed some of the incredible marijuana news that happened in September, we’ve once again rounded up our favorite … Continue reading

Rethinking the War on Drugs

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After two major policy announcements by Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice, where can we expect the War on Drugs to go from here? Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced the Department of Justice’s decision to respect … Continue reading

Health Rabbi Ties Jewish Faith to Medical Marijuana

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Now, he is practicing his faith in a different line of work: Kahn runs a dispensary for medical marijuana. Call it a mitzvah – or one of God’s commandments. “From the Jewish perspective, nothing is more important than the concept … Continue reading

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Changes Stance on Weed, Sets the Record Straight

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When one of America’s most trusted and prominent doctors changed his stance in favor of medical marijuana last month, we at United Patients Group did a collective back-flip. In case you missed it, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta … Continue reading

Drug abuse center NIDA on why it’s supporting medical marijuana research

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The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has issued a statement outlining its commitment to medical marijuana research. The statement, penned by NIDA Director Nora Volkow, includes a pledge to supply research-grade marijuana to researchers for scientific purposes. NIDA … Continue reading

Summer is over, school is in full swing, Mike Hyde for Missoula Mayor! by Kalli Hyde

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Most people probably don’t know this, but September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month. The color of Pediatric Cancer Awareness is GOLD, just like the color for breast cancer awareness is PINK. To me, every month is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, … Continue reading

A Mother’s Story about fighting Cancer…Successfully by Leanne Woodland

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We all have an ultimate dream-come-true scenario. For Leanne Woodland it is opening the nation’s first child cannabis clinic to assist parents in helping their child’s immune system beat childhood cancer with organic foods, holistic living and understanding the power … Continue reading

Cannabis Oil – Convinced of the Cure

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We’re so proud of my father-in-law Stan Rutner. He was finally able to tell the world his amazing SUCCESS story in this month’s issue of CULTURE MAGAZINE! From 10 days to live to CANCER FREE…thanks to Cannabis Oil. Happy 80th … Continue reading

Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

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“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report last month highlighting the skyrocketing rates of prescription painkiller overdoses in women from 1999-2010, the most recent year with final data. While men are still more likely to die from … Continue reading

Grief— it’s what’s for dinner, every night by Kalli Hyde

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I miss you.  I miss every little thing about you; my heart literally aches without you. I wish this was all just a bad bad dream, and that I will wake up soon. I miss your sweet baby voice saying … Continue reading

Why I changed my mind on weed by Sanjay Gupta

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Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called “Weed.” The title “Weed” may sound cavalier, but the content is not. I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers and patients. I spoke … Continue reading

Our Favorite Links of July

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Happy August, everyone! As you continue to soak up the summer sun, let’s take a look back at big news that happened in the medical cannabis industry during the month of July. The first half of 2013 was filled with … Continue reading

Unconventional Courage: Medical Marijuana and Children

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These are the stories of different children, with different cancers, syndromes and conditions, from different parts of the country.  Some are no longer alive.  Some are still alive and still fighting.  All of them have parents who have stopped at … Continue reading

Summer time fun, minus one by Kalli Hyde

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Dear Sweet Cashy, Well it’s been quite the roller coaster of events in the last few weeks. The last time I was able to write to you was before we were heading to San Francisco to do a viewing of your documentary … Continue reading

Cancer, a perspective changer by Kalli Hyde

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Cancer is a perspective changer. If you can get past the oppressive nature of the grief and make room for it in your day to day life, then you can get to a place where you start to see not … Continue reading

June Link Roundup

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It’s summertime and the links are looking fine! Here are the June headlines you may have missed. Can you believe it’s already July?  We can’t. As we head into the second half of the year, we look back at some … Continue reading

United Patients Group Gives “Seal of Approval” to Outstanding Products and Companies

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United Patients Group introduces a new way for patients to know what products and businesses are reliable and trustworthy in terms of quality and customer service with its Seal of Approval, awarded to select products, brands and organizations that meet … Continue reading

3 Ways You Can Support the Legalization Movement Today by MMJ patient Alexis

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Comedian Daniel Tosh said it best in his crass stand-up style, “I think we should legalize marijuana in this country… so potheads have nothing to talk about ever again.”  Marijuana and humor have a long-standing love affair, which makes it … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day by Kalli Hyde

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When your child dies you not only grieve their everlasting loss and absence of their presence, but you also grieve the loss of the possibilities and all of the hopes and dreams you had for your child. You grieve the … Continue reading

Drug Testing 101

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Here we cover the basics of drug testing in the workplace, including employer and state policies, types of drug tests, a detection timeline, and how to avoid a negative result. Ronald Reagan passed an Executive Order in 1986 that mandated … Continue reading

In a Sea of Skin Care Choices – Why Choose Hemp?

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As consumers we are constantly bombarded with the next best thing, and this is certainly the case in regards to skin care products. So how do you choose or discern what is the right choice for you? I believe nature … Continue reading

Who is America’s Longest Running War Really Helping? In Theaters Today, American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny Seeks Answers to Big Questions

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American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny, now playing in select theaters across the nation, takes a hard look inside America’s longest running war to find out why the government and big pharma companies are benefiting from cannabis restrictions while others … Continue reading

Cashy, you are my super hero by Kalli Hyde

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Cashy, You’re so beautiful and you never cease to amaze me.  You inspire me so much buddy, I strive to be a better person because of you. Because your life was cut short, I feel that I need to try … Continue reading