United Patients Group Participates in Historical Medical Cannabis Policy Briefing with New Zealand Healthcare Officials


The New Zealand Drug Foundation in conjunction with United in Compassion New Zealand call upon United Patients Group to contribute to a first-of-its-kind collaboration between US and international experts to further explore cannabis as a possible therapeutic treatment in New … Continue reading

Why Nurses are Vital to the Medical Cannabis Community

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Cannabis has been gaining momentum as a viable and safe medical treatment over the last several years. More and more people are seeking cannabis to treat a variety of ailments. Most are hoping to replace or reduce the use of … Continue reading

Hemp Sunscreen May Prevent Skin Cancer

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Preventing and Fighting Skin Cancer Naturally It’s the height of summer, and that means barbecues, swimming pools, and beach vacations—in short, hot fun in the summertime. We’ve all been told over and over that we need to wear sunscreen to … Continue reading

Do Amalgam Fillings Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer? By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

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In the early 80’s, I discovered the relationship between dental health and overall health. It was not until 1991, however, that I took the issue very seriously. It was at that time that I began implementing Bio-energetic testing or meridian … Continue reading

Mary’s Medicinals Transdermal Cannabinoid Products Receive United Patients Group Seal of Approval

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The popular cannabis resource applauds Mary’s Medicinals achievements in developing standardized dosage with transdermal cannabinoid therapies. United Patients Group (http://www.unitedpatientsgroup.com), the leading medical cannabis information and educational site, is proud to award Mary’s Medicinals’ transdermal and topical cannabinoid therapies, designed … Continue reading

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

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The following is a CBD White Paper done by Mary’s Medicinals’ chief scientist Noel Palmer PhD D1 20150703NP In all animals, it turns out that an endogeneous cannabinoid system (aka endocannabinoid system) is involved in numerous physiological and neuropsychological functions … 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

John Malanca: Connecting Patients to Education


Our founder, John Malanca was recently interviewed by Canna Effect’s Erin McDonald.  See interview below… MMJ Advocate: John Malanca, San Francisco, CA Let’s just start by saying that John Malanca is a people person! He loves working with people, helping … 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 Dr. 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