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

Could Cannabis Be a Safer Alternative to ADHD Drugs?

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As the school year gets underway, many children, teens, and college students will struggle with sitting in class and paying attention. Others will look for a way, at whatever possible cost, to pull “all-nighters” and remain alert for heavy class … Continue reading

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Special: Treating Pediatric Cancer with Cannabis

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of the occasion, we wanted to share some amazing stories of children whose cancer treatments were transformed by the addition of medical cannabis and take a look at the future of … Continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Cannabis-Oil Maker


Every day, the team at Myriam’s Hope, a nonprofit cannabis collective, works together to transform cannabis flowers into pure cannabis concentrate and then mix it into tinctures and salves. Patients across California who are suffering from cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple … Continue reading

DWI’s After Marijuana Legalization

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In many states, recreational marijuana use is now legal. In others, medicinal marijuana use is legal. In all fifty states, however, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal–and there can be severe penalties for failing to take these laws … Continue reading

Cannabis and the Workplace: What Workers Need to Know

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Labor Day was adopted nationwide in 1894 as a “yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” Since that first Labor Day celebration 121 years ago, we have made significant … Continue reading

Eating Meat: Good or Bad? By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

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Summer and fall are seasons that inherently bring chances to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends, and this almost always comes with it the opportunity to do a little grilling. Who doesn’t love the smell of a juicy … Continue reading

United Patients Group Launches Medical Cannabis Consultancy for Businesses and Other Organizations


Service fills a growing need from government officials, healthcare workers, entrepreneurs, and others seeking reliable guidance and innovative solutions in the rapidly-evolving cannabis industry.   SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 01, 2015 United Patients Group, the leading medical cannabis information and education … Continue reading

Is Cannabis Testing Really Protecting Patients? Experts Say No.

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The idea behind cannabis testing is to keep patients safe from contaminants. But the reality behind cannabis testing, according to those working hard to improve it, is wildly varying standards, outdated equipment, and unreliable results. The words “testing lab” conjure … Continue reading

Is Bee Venom Therapy a Viable Option for Treating Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer?

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We have received many calls from patients asking for information and advice about the use of bee venom therapy (BVT) for treating serious medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis and cancer. These calls inspired us to conduct our own research, … Continue reading

Auntie Dolores constantly striving to improve the quality of edible products and packaging

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At Auntie Dolores we are constantly striving to improve the quality of our edible products and packaging.  We believe the entire package should serve to preserve the freshness, shelf life, and texture of our delicious preservative free foods. We launched … Continue reading

What is Methylation and What Does It Have to Do with Breast Cancer? By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

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The term “methylation” was something I discovered by happenstance several years ago. Since then, I have learned a lot more about this vital bodily process, especially when it comes to potential Breast Cancer triggers. The information presented below may be … Continue reading

Dravet Syndrome CBD Oil Clinical Trials Show Promise, but Desperate Parents Aren’t Waiting

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We’ve often talked about the much-hyped use of high-CBD oil to treat children with Dravet syndrome, an intractable form of epilepsy. After Dr. Sanjay Gupta aired a special about an extract made from Charlotte’s Web, a popular Colorado strain, a … Continue reading

Can Recreational Marijuana Be Good Medicine for America’s Alcohol Troubles?

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Although United Patients Group’s main focus is to provide patients, caregivers, medical personnel, and the public reliable information about medical cannabis and its use to treat serious medical conditions, we also acknowledge the role of marijuana as a safer recreational … Continue reading