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

Incredible Cannabis Patient Story: Beating Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma Cancer

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Through United Patients Group’s “virtual hand“, we are proud to present another one of our success stories… Donna Esposito (cousin of a family friend) battled cancer for six years before being told it had spread so far that she had three … Continue reading

Are Websites that Claim to Ship CBD Oil to Non-medical Marijuana States Legit?

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Dear Doctors, I live in Oklahoma, where there is no access to medical cannabis. My 10 year-old son has epilepsy and I really want to try CBD. I did a Google search and came up with a bunch of sites … Continue reading

At Least One Issue Has Bipartisan Support: Marijuana

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Political polarization has been a major obstacle to Congress getting anything done for years now. The last two congresses, the 113th Congress (January 3, 2013 to 2015) and the 112th Congress (January 3, 2011 to 2013) were, respectively, the second-least … Continue reading

Doctors Weigh In – Medical Cannabis Dosing: Why Less May Be More

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Many medical cannabis patients take an overly aggressive approach to treatment. If one hit off a joint or one square of chocolate helps a little, then a whole joint or a whole chocolate bar will help a lot, right? Not … Continue reading

Do You Know the Difference Between Ketogenic and Alkaline Diets?

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At UPG, we get a lot of questions about diets and how they could benefit people living with serious ailments. Today, we look at two popular disease-fighting diets: the ketogenic diet and the alkaline diet. We have known for a … Continue reading

The Bountiful Benefits of Bone Broth

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In this age of prepackaged, de-boned cuts of supermarket meat, we have forgotten something our ancestors knew for thousands of years: some of the most beneficial nutrients are found in the least-edible-seeming parts of animals—the bones. Slowly cooking bones creates … Continue reading

Marijuana DWI and Legalization

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History is being created as we watch one state after the other legalizing pot for recreational purposes. In this article we’d like to take a closer look at some of the pros and cons and the effect they are likely … Continue reading

Auntie Dolores Edibles: Setting NEW Standards

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With adult-use legislation creating new cannabis consumers in states like Washington, Colorado and Oregon, popular California brands like Auntie Dolores anticipate a similar evolution to begin as their state enters the adult-use chapter of the cannabis marketplace. While concepts like … Continue reading

Are Cannabinoids as Effective as Albuterol for Treating Asthma?

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Are Cannabinoids as Effective as Albuterol for Treating Asthma? Several AEA and THC Bronchodilator Studies Say Yes Ongoing research is proving cannabis-based medications effective for safely treating a wide spectrum of medical conditions. The plant’s effectiveness has even inspired Dr. … Continue reading

Don’t Judge Your Strain by Its Name

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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. If you judge a wine by its label, you may not enjoy the flavor much, … Continue reading

SURVIVOR: The Sharon Kelly Story – Terminal Stage IV Cancer Goes Kaput After Cannabis

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Neville and Sharon Kelly are more than grateful… In March of 2014, Neville and Sharon Kelly were grappling with shattering news; Sharon was diagnosed with stage IV terminal lung cancer and given 6 to 9 months to live. “I was … Continue reading

Fighting Obesity and Diabetes with Cannabis

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There’s an old stereotype floating around about cannabis: that it will give you the “munchies.” Cheech and Chong themselves have said, “Generally speaking, when it comes to stereotyping, its’ just not fair to lump a whole group together and say … Continue reading

Cannabis Suppositories: Is the Posterior Superior?

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Suppositories are often the butt of many jokes and puns, but rectal administration of marijuana has many advantages. In addition to being a viable option for patients who can’t ingest or inhale cannabis, cannabis suppositories also begin to work quickly … Continue reading

A Cannabis Patient’s Guide to Crohn’s Disease by Crohn’s Patient Daniel Towns

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I had been using cannabis to alleviate my symptoms for nearly two years by the time a doctor diagnosed me with Crohn’s Disease. It was the fall of 2010. I was a college sophomore at the time, with homecoming right … Continue reading

Proper Medical Use of Combustible Cannabis Concentrates in Pain Management: Dabs as Palliative Tool by Mara Gordon of Aunt Zelda’s Inc.

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62 year old Mary Hart* was lying in agony as her body battled against colon cancer. Her husband, Allen, hadn’t been away from her side in days, and had run out of ideas. The cannabis oil she is taking to … Continue reading

Why Not Make This Your New Year’s Resolution!

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Every December, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions to improve their lives. Every February, millions of resolutions end up broken and forgotten. What happens in between? A deadly mix of over-ambition, impatience, and procrastination. It’s just human nature to … Continue reading