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From Injury to Inspiration: U.S Veteran Bryan Buckley Speaks on Cannabis as Medicine

From Injury to Inspiration: U.S Veteran Bryan Buckley Speaks on Cannabis as Medicine

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A Pharmacist Answers Questions About Cannabis with Leah Johnson, PharmD

A Pharmacist Answers Questions About Cannabis with Leah Johnson, PharmD

Dr. Leah believes that complete physical & mental health and well-being can be influenced by the utilization of cannabis, as well as other herbal remedies and supplements, in conjunction with pharmaceutical medications.

Exclusive Interview: Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN – Founder Patients Out of Time – Cannabis Therapeutics: State of the Science – 14th National Clinical Conference

Exclusive Interview: Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN – Founder Patients Out of Time – Cannabis Therapeutics: State of the Science – 14th National Clinical Conference

Mary Lynn Mathre, President and Co-founder of Patients Out of Time, sits down with John Malanca to discuss an important upcoming conference: The 14th National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics: State of the Science. This virtual conference will be held May 20-22, 2021.

Michael Patterson – The Cannabis Industry in the Global Economy

Michael Patterson – The Cannabis Industry in the Global Economy

UPG Founder John Malanca interviews Michael Patterson, the CEO of US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development LLC (US Cannabis), a privately-held, developmental consulting firm which was established in 2014 with the mission of moving society forward through legalized cannabis.

Joe Dolce -The Benefits of Cannabis: Why It’s Medicine

Joe Dolce -The Benefits of Cannabis: Why It’s Medicine

Join us in this week’s podcast as John Malanca interviews Joe Dolce, the former editor-in-chief of Details magazine.  Follow this remarkable individual as he discusses the history, future and truths, myths, and the common misconceptions surrounding pot/marijuana/cannabis...call it what you will, it’s all good for you!

Detecting Ailments and Disease Before It’s Too Late with Dr. Charles Bens

Detecting Ailments and Disease Before It’s Too Late with Dr. Charles Bens

Watch this powerful podcast as John Malanca interviews Dr. Charles Bens, a corporate wellness coach, nutritionist, speaker, author and expert in alternative therapies, and treating COVID.

Open to Hope, the Power of Grief Support with Dr. Gloria Horsley & Dr. Heidi Horsley

Open to Hope, the Power of Grief Support with Dr. Gloria Horsley & Dr. Heidi Horsley

Join John Malanca as he speaks openly about his grief journey after the passing of his beautiful wife Corinne. He shares his thoughts and experiences with mother and daughter grief counselors, Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley, even as they embark on their own grief journey after Gloria’s son died suddenly in an accident also leaving her daughter Heidi without her beloved brother and the recent passing of Gloria’s husband, Heidi’s father.

Going Global – the CBD Markets and the World with Mary Biles

Going Global – the CBD Markets and the World with Mary Biles

Join John as he sits down with Mary Biles, a medical cannabis journalist and CBD industry insider, has a unique perspective on why we could all do well with some CBD in our life.

Fighting for the Rights of Pain Patients and their Doctors with Claudia Merandi & Dr. Arnold Feldman

Fighting for the Rights of Pain Patients and their Doctors with Claudia Merandi & Dr. Arnold Feldman

Join John Malanca as he discusses the struggle Chronic Pain Patients endure and the threat to their doctors who prescribe opioids responsibly for these unfortunate individuals.

Women and Weed: One Amazing Journey with Elana Frankel

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Elana Goldberg – An Israeli View on the Global Cannabis Market

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.

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

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.

Cooking with Cannabis: Cannabis Infused Holiday Treats

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!

Nurse Mark’s Budding Interest

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.

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

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.

Cooking with Cannabis: Thanksgiving Edition featuring Dope Dinners

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Psychedelics and Mental Health. With Brad Burge

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Dr. Matthew Halpert – An inside look at Medterra CBD

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Pharmacy and Cannabis 101. Pharmacist Brian Essenter

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.

Growing in Health, a Cannabis Journey. Andrew McIntyre

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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