Latest Episodes

March 3, 2021

Women and Weed: One Amazing Journey with Elana Frankel

John Malanca talks with Elana Frankel who is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Women and Weed, a biannual magazine that focuses on the power of personal narratives to bring a better understanding to complex cannabis issues.

February 17, 2021

An Open Conversation on Pain and Sleep with David Bearman, MD

One of the most clinically knowledgeable physicians in the U.S. in the field of medicinal marijuana. He has spent 40 years working in substance and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs.

February 2, 2021

Terpenes and Why They Matter to Your Health. With Dr. Susan Trapp

John’s guest is Dr. Susan Trapp, whose vision is to accelerate cannabis and endocannabinoid research, in a challenging federal environment, through education and research. Dr. Trapp’s segway into the cannabis industry is her extensive terpenoid research background.

January 20, 2021

Elana Goldberg – An Israeli View on the Global Cannabis Market

Elana Goldberg, is a writer, journalist and Australian native living in Israel who interviews and educates on cannabis therapeutics. She is passionate about spreading the good word, dispelling stigma and works primarily with cannabis activists in the US. You’ll enjoy hearing her story and why this plant is important to her and her team.

January 6, 2021

Cannabis. My Life, My Motivation. With Karyemaitre Aliffe, MD

John Malanca interviews Dr. Karyemaitre Aliffe, who earned a BA from Harvard University in Organic & Medicinal Chemistry, and MD with Distinguished Honors (magna cum laude), from Stanford University School of Medicine in an MD-PhD Training Program in Cancer Biology, Departments of Molecular Pharmacology, Chemical and Systems Biology. His postgraduate clinical training, also from Stanford, is in Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management.

December 21, 2020

Cooking with Cannabis: Cannabis Infused Holiday Treats

Follow along as our own John Malanca joins one of the finest cannabis chefs in an enjoyable evening of cooking for the holidays! John makes spicy nuts, and uses CBD infused honey and a mocktail. It’s all delish and will add a special something for that special event. CBD is the cannabinoid of choice in the recipes presented by Kitchen Toke’s, Joline Rivera!

December 15, 2020

Nurse Mark’s Budding Interest

Tune in to watch John Malanca as he hosts this remarkable man.  Personable and joyous it is hard to believe Mark has struggled with mental illness and depression most of his life.  At a time when many of us would sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor, Mark opened the books and became an RN, BSN and now will be among the first health care professionals to receive a master’s degree in Cannabis Therapeutics.

December 2, 2020

Sex, Pleasure, Pain & Cannabis with Gynecologist Dr. Becky Lynn

John Malanca interviews Dr. Becky Lynn who specializes in gynecology and has one of the few practices in the country which includes cannabis therapeutics to address sexual dysfunction. Dr. Lynn is well versed in all aspects of women’s health including treatment of painful conditions as well as improving sexual function.

November 23, 2020

Cooking with Cannabis: Thanksgiving Edition featuring Dope Dinners

Join John Malanca for an interactive food experience!  UPG proudly hosts husband and wife team Anna and Edgard, Founders of Dope Dinners Boston (@dopedinnersboston) who walk John through a dope cooking class!  We’ve given you the ingredients list (see below), so follow along.  This Thanksgiving will be like no other.

November 18, 2020

Cannabis & Mental Illness: Facebook Live Q&A with Paul Bregman, MD

This Facebook Live Q&A with Paul Bregman, MD is a LIVE follow up from the informative and inspirational podcast that aired on November, 10th, 2020.

November 10, 2020

You are Not Alone, Cannabis and Mental Illness with Paul Bregman, MD

In this compelling interview, John Malanca hosts Paul Bregman, MD as he discusses his battle with a late diagnosis of Bi-Polar type Two at age 41 at the pinnacle of his career as a radiologist. He discusses the isolation, personal care concerns, electric shock therapy and his use of inhalation THC in the treatment of this challenging disorder.

November 3, 2020

Psychedelics and Mental Health. With Brad Burge

John Malanca raises the bar by discussing the emerging field of psychedelics in the treatment of mental health and the distressing symptoms of chronic illness. His guest, Brad Burge, BS, MA, Director of Communications and Public Relations of MAPS (Multi-disciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies) from 2009-2020 and a psychedelic expert, was instrumental in organizing the 2017 largest Psychedelic Science conference in history. Tune in to learn the truth about this emerging field of Psychedelics and how they have the potential change lives.

October 20, 2020

How Can I Improve my Sex Life; Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually?

Join John Malanca as he discusses both the impact of cannabis on sexuality and the use of cannabis for sexual enhancement. His guest, Chelsea Cebara, is a professional sex educator who has been helping people combine cannabis and sex since 2010. As a Medically Certified Cannabis Consultant she untangles the complex issues surrounding both of these “taboo and stigmatized” topics.

October 13, 2020

Illness, Inflammation, and the Endocannabinoid System; the “Bricks and Mortar” of Health

Jake Felice, ND gives a fascinating look into the endocannabinoid system and its historical development in all animals except insects. John Malanca and Dr. Felice discusses single molecule treatment and its flaws, whole plant medicine, and specific routes of administration. Watch this special podcast as Dr. Jake Felice uses many examples to dissect the truth about Cannabis, CBD, THC and more.

October 6, 2020

Kevin Hoffarth, MD on COVID, CBD, the Impact of Emotion on Health, and More!

Treat yourself to better health and wellness as host John Malanca discusses the impact of stress, life events, nutrition, cannabis and more in this informative podcast with Kevin Hoffarth, MD.

September 29, 2020

Straight Talking Cannabis, Children, and the Government with Dr. Bonni Goldstein

Dr. Bonni Goldstein, a cannabis pioneer and renown pediatrician who provides care to seizure patients, talks Cannabis and children.  Her prolific writings and education early in the cannabis awakening has influenced the way we view this super herb.  Determined to help the most fragile of children, Dr. Goldstein speaks openly with our host, John Malanca.

September 23, 2020

It’s All Cannabis! Join John Malanca as he Talks all Things Cannabis with Dr. Mary Clifton

Dr. Mary Clifton proudly joins a new breed of physicians entering the cannabis space. These are doctors who are not content with writing a simple annual certificate. While many patients are often thrilled to not only live in a legal state but to get a doctor who will write the state required “cert”; Dr. Mary Clifton likes to talk to her patients about their new experience with an ancient plant.

September 15, 2020

Cannabis, Neuroscience, and Treatments for Brain Conditions. Dr. Daniel Stein

Dr. Daniel Stein, a respected Neurologist opens up to United Patients Group John Malanca, as he discusses incorporating eastern and holistic medicine into traditionally trained physicians’ and healthcare professional practice. He acknowledges that talented doctors bring a combination of the art and science of medicine—which is particularly important when introducing cannabis therapy to western-trained physicians.

September 10, 2020

Dr. Matthew Halpert – An inside look at Medterra CBD

John Malanca talks through good, bad, and exciting in cannabis medicine in this discussion of CBD with Dr. Halpert. When the Farm Bill expanded access to cannabidiol, manufacturers’ interest exploded. However, in order to make honest claims, Dr. Halpert teamed with Medterra CBD to determine the real healing powers of this remarkable cannabinoid.

September 8, 2020

Dr. Patricia Frye: Cannabis and its Role in the Treatment of Auto-Immune Diseases

Dr. Patricia Frye, an integrative expert in cannabis and its action in auto-immune disease, is called upon by patients whose bodies are seemingly attacking themselves. This bizarre action by our own defense mechanism is often misunderstood and poorly treated. In this UPG podcast, John Malanca discusses cannabis and treating diseases when the battleground is within ourselves.

September 1, 2020

Dr. Dustin Sulak – “The Healer” talks Cannabis for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Dustin Sulak, DO is a world renown cannabis expert, legitimizing this plant through his thoughtful approach to its use, while educating patients and doctors.

August 27, 2020

Wear your Mask! COVID in 2020; the Truth. Dr. Chintu Sharma

Dr. Chintu Sharma, front-line physician, discusses the frightening truth about COVID and best practices for health and safety during this pandemic and is accustomed to sickness.

August 25, 2020

Pharmacy and Cannabis 101. Pharmacist Brian Essenter

Pharmacist Brian Essenter discusses how pharmacists enhance Cannabis therapeutics, knowledge of its drug to drug interactions and why it joins other drugs in its Class II status–almost exclusively in Connecticut.

August 18, 2020

Growing in Health, a Cannabis Journey. Andrew McIntyre

Andrew McIntyre, master grower, extractor and caregiver discusses Cannabis and Health for all, including his fragile patients, many of whom are children.

August 10, 2020

Cannabis, Fibromyalgia and the War Against Invisible Suffering. Beth Dost, RN

In this Podcast John Malanca encourages Beth to step up and reveal what it’s like to have a disease described as “devastating” or “life changing”. She complies and discusses how, when, and what happened, recalls when her life changed forever, how pain is stigmatized, and coming to terms with the reality of suffering as a lifestyle. Few know Beth and 17 million Americans, suffer high impact chronic pain, and are now fighting for their lives against a government who doesn’t care and peers who will never understand.

July 28, 2020

America in Pain. Why no one cares…! Claudia Merandi, President, Don’t Punish Pain Rally and The Doctor/Patient Forum & Beth Dost, RN

Host John Malanca and Claudia Merandi & Beth Dost, RN discuss the unintended consequences of the illegal opioid epidemic and deaths to overdose has impacted the ability of chronic pain patients to obtain legally prescribed opioids.

July 22, 2020

Nigam Arora, PhD – Cannabis is Here; SO what’s Next for Consumers?

John’s guest is Dr. Nigam Arora – join this fascinating conversation about what the future holds for cannabis products and consumers.

July 10, 2020

Dr. Frank Ervolino – Nature meets Science, the Truth about CBD.

John interviews Dr. Frank Ervolino about everything you need to know regarding CBD.

July 3, 2020

Jim Bartell & Janna Champagne, RN – Who Chooses Care for You and Your Family? Introducing Ryan’s Law.

Jim Bartell discusses the creation of Ryan’s Law with John and Janna Champagne.

June 25, 2020

Janna Champagne RN – A Mother’s Love, Cannabis for Autism.

Join John with his guest Janna Champagne (BSN, RN) who has treated a multitude of patients on the autistic spectrum.

June 15, 2020

Dr. Jordan Tishler – Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia in Uncertain Times–Harvard Doc Treats with Cannabis.

You’ve got questions about cannabis and how it’s used to treat issues such as anxiety, depression and insomnia? Well, we’ve got answers as John interviews to Dr. Jordan Tishler, MD, in this fascinating interview.

May 30, 2020

Dr. Allan Frankel – Dose Away! Making your CBD Work for You.

This episode covers an extensive conversation about CBD dosing and ailments.