Chews: A Compact Cannabis-Infused Edible Format that Stays Fresh for 3 Months

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In this post, United Patients Group assesses Sensi Chews: compact, measured-dosage, cannabis-infused edibles that stay fresh for 90 days and don’t crumble in a purse or backpack. The popularity of cannabis-infused products, we call edibles or “medibles,” is mind blowing. … Continue reading

Pretend States: You say you are Pro-Medical Cannabis…but you’re not.

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As we’ve discussed many times before, medical marijuana laws vary widely state by state. Some states, such as California, have a more relaxed whatever-helps-people-is-fine approach to regulation. Other states, such as Colorado, have a tightly regulated but easily accessible medical … Continue reading

Stan Rutner: A Happy Father’s Day It Is!


The final installment in a three-part special Father’s Day Series – we talk to John Malanca, founder of United Patients Group – as he shares the remarkable, true story of his father-in-law, Stan Rutner and how medical cannabis saved his … Continue reading

Father’s Day and Cashy’s Birthday: A Grieving Father Reflects


Second in a three-part special Father’s Day Series – we catch up with Mike Hyde – father of young Cash Hyde who lost his heroic battle to cancer in 2012. As Father’s Day nears (and what would have been “Cashy’s” … Continue reading

A Father’s Fight Continues 3 Years After His Son’s Death


First in a three-part special Father’s Day Series – we reintroduce the story of Cash “Cashy” Hyde. Nearly three years ago, Mike Hyde lost his youngest son to cancer. While the heart-breaking and inspiring story of Cash Hyde has been … Continue reading

United Patients Group Welcomes Mary’s Medicinals Transdermal Cannabinoid Products to California

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Mary’s Medicinals standardized dosage transdermal cannabinoid therapies are now available in a growing number of cannabis dispensaries across the Golden State.   United Patients Group, is pleased to announce that California cannabis patients can now benefit from the unique, sustained … Continue reading

Candidates on Cannabis: Where Do the 2016 Presidential Contenders Stand?

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The lead-up to the 2016 primaries is in full swing, with another candidate declaring seemingly every few days. Major issues in this election will involve all the usual suspects—the Middle East, immigration, taxes, jobs—but another topic that will be in … Continue reading

How Do Your Hormones Affect Your Brain? By Veronique Desaulniers

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Life is about balance, especially when it comes to your hormones. Every person on the planet can testify to the fact that when your hormones are out of balance, YOU JUST FEEL out of balance. Jokes about PMS (Punish Men … Continue reading

Tourette Awareness Month: Can Cannabis Help Tourette Syndrome Patients?


May 15 to June 15 is Tourette Awareness Month, so we thought this was a perfect time to talk about cannabis and Tourette syndrome. Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements and sounds, called tics. It usually … Continue reading

Treating Breast Cancer with Cannabis – Why the Treatment Must Match the Classification!

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Breast cancer is a major and growing health issue among women. Invasive breast cancer is the most common type cancer affecting women worldwide, and the second-most-common type overall, according to the Susan G. Komen foundation. This year, an estimated 232,000 … Continue reading

Clinical Trial of Vaporized Cannabis for Chronic Pain Caused By Sickle Cell Disease


This UCSF study at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) will evaluate whether using vaporized cannabis reduces pain in people who are taking opioid medications for chronic pain associated with sickle cell disease.     TO JOIN THIS STUDY YOU MUST: … Continue reading

A Primer on Cannabis Delivery Options by Mary’s Medicinals


Smoking, vaping, eating cookies? Cannabis does not fit neatly into the “take-one-pill-twice-a-day” model to which we’re accustomed. Until recently, using medical cannabis was a very simple process—patients would either smoke a joint or ingest a tincture. Today, science and industry … Continue reading

Salicinium: A Homeopathic Cancer Treatment Method that Tricks Cancer Cells

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One of the most heartbreaking things about spending a lot of time with people who are going through cancer treatment, as we at United Patients Group do, is seeing how much they struggle with the side effects of chemotherapy. Our … Continue reading

4 Simple Ways to Overcome the Effects of Breast Surgery

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Whenever there is a cancer diagnosis, there are many decisions that need to be made, one of which may be whether or not to have surgery. Always get a second opinion and do your research about the side effects and … Continue reading

Enzymes and Cancer: An Alternative Treatment Worth Exploring?

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Here at United Patients Group, we are always searching for alternative treatments that can augment or supplement mainstream cancer treatments like chemotherapy and pharmaceuticals. Medical cannabis is one that we talk about a lot, of course, but whenever we run … Continue reading

Research Shows Essential Oils May Kill Cancer Cells

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Chinese researchers tested ten essential oils against three kinds of tumors. The results were surprising: essential oils naturally fight cancer. We’ve talked at length on this blog about the cancer-killing properties of cannabis oil. But it turns out that cannabis … Continue reading

Treating Your Pets with Medical Cannabis

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Our kitty, Maya, developed lymphoma. She stopped eating, and she couldn’t even make it upstairs. She would fall asleep in her litter box. She was already sixteen, and she’d had a good long life, so the vet asked us if … Continue reading

The Role of the Nurse in Cannabis Dosing and Administration

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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. The biggest challenge for  many of those patients is navigating through the static of dosing, … Continue reading

Understanding Transdermal Cannabinoid Delivery

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There was a time in the not-too-distant past when using medical cannabis was a very simple process—patients would either smoke a joint or ingest an edible. Neither was conducive to accurate and clean dosing. Today, science and industry have vastly … Continue reading

Heavy Metals and Cannabis: What You Don’t See Can Hurt You

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Many cannabis users think of it as a very safe medicine—the side effects are few, the risks are low, and it comes straight from a plant. While this is generally true, cannabis is not without health risks—not because of anything … Continue reading