Managing your Migraines: Cannabis as an Alternative

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Imagine trying to get through your day when suddenly you are struck with a blinding pain in your head and a severe sensitivity to even the slightest noise or sensation. Compound this with nausea, dizziness, and numbness in your face, … Continue reading

Women Grow Leadership Summit – Corinne Malanca to speak on Medicating and Educating the Baby Boomer

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The business of marijuana is one of the nation’s newest and fastest growing industries, and women are poised to take a strong leadership position within it. From doctors, lawyers, marketers to chemists, women appear to be a natural fit in … Continue reading

Kick Start Your Immune System with Beta Glucans By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

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We all try our best to take care of ourselves. We eat right, we exercise, we try to stay away from toxins and we even go to bed early every once in a while! Still, sometimes stuff just happens. Stress … Continue reading

The 2016 Presidential Primaries Have Begun – How the Candidates Stack Up On Medical Cannabis

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As the Iowa caucuses commence today, and New Hampshire to follow, the presidential primary season is upon us, and the entire nation is watching in suspense. This has been one of the most controversial elections in years with extreme left … Continue reading

Cannabis Research – The Time is Now

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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. To date, due to severe restrictions against studying it, we have touched only the surface … Continue reading

Physician Assisted Suicide: To Be or Not to Be…Options Are Key

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One’s biography may be considered the writing of one’s history. What happens if one exists, but has nothing further to contribute or write about their “being”? The “godmother” of nursing care of patients in pain, Margo McCaffrey, stated that her … Continue reading

Mary’s Medicinals Introduces Cannabinoid-Infused Green & Protein Powders

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Mary’s Medicinals announces the availability of its Good Greens and Whey Protein Cannabinoid-Infused Powder Drink Mixes in Colorado. “As more people begin to understand the health and wellness benefits of cannabis, there is growing demand for easier ways to consume … Continue reading

Lack of Sleep Can Cause Cancer By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

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Sleep—we all need it. Yet, most of us don’t get enough of it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30 percent of American adults report getting 6 or less hours of sleep a night. Sleep deprivation … Continue reading

Natural Selection: Cannabis Tea and Fighting the Common Cold

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As cold and flu season makes its rounds this winter, people are looking for alternative methods to treat their symptoms. One of the more prevalent remedies is herbal tea, which offers both health benefits and soothing qualities. With increased legal … Continue reading

It’s a New Year! How Can Medical Cannabis Help You Achieve Your Health Goals in 2016?

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It’s a new year and with it comes new beginnings, new goals, and for many people, resolutions to make the current year better than the last. The goal to become healthier is usually at the top of the list for … Continue reading

Doctor, What Is The Dose Of My Cannabis Medicine?

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With the current information age, it is very easy to find dosing information for any drug online. It is pretty easy to find most of these drugs online without prescriptions. Yet, “people” who are “patients”, generally don’t practice their own … Continue reading

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? Likely – Making A Resolution or Two

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The arrival of the New Year brings with it habits and holiday happenings that risk anxiety, loneliness, or outright depression. While depression or anxiety can plague us many months out of the year, the holidays manage to challenge our normal … Continue reading

2015: A Look Back at a Momentous Year for Cannabis

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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. As 2014 was ending, medical marijuana saw an advantageous turn in drug policy when federal … Continue reading

Warmest Holiday Wishes – From Our United Patients Group Family to You and Yours

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What is it about hearing the iconic Vince Guaraldi / Lee Mendelson tune, Christmas Time Is Here, that almost instantly evokes childhood memories of the holidays, snowflakes and of course – A Charlie Brown Christmas? Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, … Continue reading

The ABC’s of Getting Through the Holidays While Caring for a Sick Loved One

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Holidays can be a time we look forward to or dread. Emotions and expectations run high as we wrap up one year, and begin the next. If your holiday responsibilities are coupled with giving care to a sick loved one, … Continue reading

Last Minute Gift Ideas: How About Giving the Gift of Knowledge and Change?

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It’s hard to believe that 2015 is about to come to a close. With the holidays upon us, it’s easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of it all – but at United Patients Group, we’re hoping … Continue reading

Federal Law Bans Cannabis Users the Right to Purchase Firearms – But Not People on Federal Watch Lists?

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In the wake of unspeakable tragedies like the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Americans all over the country are once again frustrated by these senseless acts of violence, and appalled at the ever-rising frequency in which they … Continue reading

The Benefits of the B’s: The What, When and How of B Vitamins By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

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The word “vitamin” is a combination of two words- “vital” and “amine.” It was first coined by Polish chemist Casimir Funk with his discovery of a Vitamin B1 (thiamin) deficiency as the cause for the inflammatory disease, beriberi. From that … Continue reading

Over the River and Through the Woods – with Medical Cannabis?

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It’s that time of year again when nearly 100 million Americans are expected to travel for the holidays. As in 2014, gas prices are again at an all-time low, and airlines continue to offer competitive deals, so the incentive to … Continue reading