Thankfulness, Goodwill and Philanthropy – United Patients Group Kicks Off the Season of Giving By Spearheading Education and Research – #SupportUPGEd

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With the Thanksgiving leftovers still cooling in the fridge, millions of shoppers will descend on shopping malls, city streets and the internet hoping to get a start on their holiday gift giving. This year we’re asking you to consider something … Continue reading

Cannabis and Fibromyalgia by Sensi Chew


In a world loaded with over the counter prescription drugs, some fibromyalgia patients choose to medicate with medicinal marijuana as a means of relieving their related discomforts such as pain, fatigue, and insomnia. Standard drug treatments for fibromyalgia-related ailments provide … Continue reading

UPG Founder, John Malanca, Talks to Seniors Eager for Facts Regarding Medical Cannabis

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There are currently over 100 million adults over the age of 50 in the US – and they are the most affluent and health-conscious bunch than any other generation before them. United Patients Group was founded after family patriarch, Stan … Continue reading

The Doctor Is…Online: Telehealth Medical Cannabis Companies Are Rapidly Emerging – But Should You Jump On the Bandwagon Yet?

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Getting proper healthcare to patients who are in isolated areas, too unwell to leave the house, or just too busy to see a doctor in person has always been a challenge. With ever-rising medical expenses, many states are turning to … Continue reading

GreenBridge Medical Reports Successful Treatment With THC-A

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GreenBridge Medical of California’s Dr. Allan Frankel finds non-psychoactive, THC-A effective for treating numerous serious medical conditions. While there is significant progress being made in the effort to legalize medical cannabis in the United States, and internationally, recent treatment results … Continue reading

Cash “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, who opened the eyes of the world to the benefits of cannabis oil in fighting pediatric cancer by declaring November 14th “Cash Hyde Day” a … Continue reading

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month: A Mother’s Story

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A single mother of five children – the eldest of which suffers from Dravet Syndrome – Toni-Mari Matich has become an international voice in the fight to legalize medical cannabis by simply asking that her daughter be allowed to live … Continue reading

Trick-or-Treat for Grown-Ups: 5 Rules for Safe and Happy Halloween Edibles

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Cannabis-Infused Candies and Sweets Have Come a Long Way, But Use Caution to Avoid a Trip to the Emergency Room This Halloween, many adults will skip the rolls of Smarties and the fun-sized Snickers in favor of candies that deliver … Continue reading

Trick-or-Treat: Is Cannabis-Laced Candy A Realistic Concern For Parents?

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Last October, headline after headline screamed with the new Halloween menace for parents to worry about: cannabis-infused candy. The fears were spiked by a video released by the Denver Police Department cautioning parents that regular candy and cannabis-infused candy are … Continue reading

Gardening Is Great for Your Health By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

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If you own a garden, by now your countertops are probably overflowing with a fall harvest of fresh zucchini, pumpkin, squash, cool-weather greens and perhaps medical cannabis. Gardening can be a wonderful hobby and, as many know firsthand, it just … Continue reading

Author, Nurse and Cancer Survivor: Jenny Hrbacek, RN

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Jenny Hrbacek, RN Jenny Hrbacek, Author, set out on a life changing journey when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Today, she works with cancer patients offering them guidance, empowerment through knowledge, and real hope for a better … Continue reading

How Cannabis Helps Lupus

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What is 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. This leads to your immune system creating antibodies that attack and destroy … Continue reading

Limonene: Why We Love This Smell by Allan Frankel, M.D.

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Limonene is a terpene molecule found in many strains of cannabis as well as citrus fruits – such as lemons. I have never met a person who has smelled a lemon and was not enticed to smell it again. We all … Continue reading

How Does Cannabis Help Menopause?

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Women of a certain age are all too familiar with the symptoms of menopause. As their reproductive years come to a close and their hormones change, they often go through a number of unpleasant experiences including hot flashes, night sweats, … Continue reading

Cannabis and Sports by Dustin Sulak, DO

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While smoking is unlikely the optimal delivery method for cannabis in athletes, the use of cannabis can have performance-enhancing effects by reducing anxiety, thus promoting optimal performance under stressful conditions like competition, improving mood, and supporting post-exercise relaxation and sleep.1  … Continue reading

College Binge Drinking – Is Cannabis the Safer Alternative?

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Right now, some 20.5 million young people in the US are attending college. Getting away from home offers valuable opportunities for learning and expanding horizons, but it comes with a serious risk: binge drinking. This behavior can cause alcohol poisoning, … Continue reading

United Patients Group Announces Non-Profit Status to Focus on Advocacy and Action in Education and Information to Medical Cannabis Industry


New non-profit division will foster access and momentum in research, the continued development of fair and balanced laws, consistent product testing standards, and safe and reliable patient information funded through donations, fundraising and grants.   SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September … Continue reading

Can Having More Sex Be a Breast Cancer Preventer? By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

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Sex and intimacy. Who wouldn’t want like a bit more of it in their life? And now there is even more of a reason to turn off the cellphone, turn down the lights and get a little closer. Having sex … Continue reading

Back-to-School Guide for Parents of Medical Cannabis Patients

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Many families are discovering the benefits of using medical cannabis to treat childhood illnesses including cancer, epilepsy, developmental disabilities, ADHD, and muscular dystrophy, among others. But while most cannabis-legal states allow minors to use medical cannabis, few provide explicit protections … Continue reading