United Patients Group and The Werc Shop Set Standards for Patient Care in Standard-less Medical Marijuana Market

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Two California companies raise the bar for patient advocacy and care, by putting medical marijuana products and services through the ringer, weeding out the bad from the good, and adding trust to an often deceitful market.

United Patients Group - Seal of Approval

We want to eliminate any doubt about the efficacy and safety of that product

The last thing a medical marijuana patient needs is to be given the run-around by untrustworthy companies just looking to make a buck. In a push to advance patient advocacy and care, medical cannabis resource United Patients Group and testing lab The Werc Shop have joined together to promote new standards for quality and safety of products and services on the market.

“It’s hard enough for patients to take that step to try medical marijuana as a treatment,” said John Malanca, founder and owner of UnitedPatientsGroup.com. “Add in the endless amount of unreliable information, lack of quality control, scams and bad deals out there, and the process for finding the right treatment options become overwhelming.”

This is where the new partnership between patient advocates United Patients Group and The Werc Shop comes in. Both companies have created testing and review processes that hold products and services to specific standards, so when patients look for answers they know who to trust.

“Until now, there have been virtually no standards for medical marijuana products and the way people do business,” said Malanca. “We’re tired of it, the patients are tired of it, and it’s giving the industry a bad name.”

The Werc Shop is a cannabis testing facility based in Southern California. Its team of PhD. scientists developed the Certified Cannabaceuticals™ program, which is designed “to ensure quality and safety of medical cannabis products through the use of sophisticated analytical techniques and validated methods."

“Our goal right now is to improve the accuracy of information available, so our collaborators can pass that information down to their patients and their patients can feel confident in knowing that what they’re consuming has been tested by scientists,” said Jeff Raber, PhD, President of The Werc Shop, Inc. “We want to eliminate any doubt about the efficacy and safety of that product.”

Certified Cannabaceuticals™ program assigns quality standards to the wide range of products available in the California medical cannabis market and tests the individual components of those products for safety, accuracy, quality, quantity and more.

This process allows The Werc Shop to scientifically improve the industry for patients, distributors and growers – from improving dosage accuracy with cannabinoid profiling to detecting illegal and harmful residual solvents in cannabis concentrates.

United Patients Group reviews products and companies from the consumer’s standpoint, focusing on reliability, quality, safety, customer service, price, patient-friendliness, convenience, clarity, lab testing and other factors that differentiate the good from the bad.

When products and services reach these standards created by United Patients Group, they receive the “Seal of Approval,” letting patients know they’ve been tested and approved by several different reliable sources. If you are an organization or a company that would like to be considered for a United Patients Group Seal of Approval, contact UPG here.

Combined, The Werc Shop’s Certified Cannabaceuticals™ program and United Patients Group’s Seal of Approval have set the bar for the medical marijuana market in terms of quality, accuracy and safety from both the scientific end and the patient end. Products and companies that receive both certifications are ultimately the best available.

For more information about United Patients Group’s Seal of Approval, and how products and companies make the list, call (415) 524-8099 or visit UnitedPatientsGroup.com/Seal-of-Approval.

For more information about The Werc Shop’s Certified Cannabaceuticals™ program, visit http://thewercshop.com/.

The best way to stay informed about developments is to "like" United Patients Group on Facebook and "follow" Untied Patients Group on Twitter.

About UnitedPatientsGroup.com

UnitedPatientsGroup.com is a discreet, safe, and professional online medical cannabis information resource for prospective and current patients, caregivers, and medicinal cannabis industry professionals.

While most online medical marijuana sites cater to patients already familiar with medical marijuana, the UnitedPatientsGroup.com website is a comprehensive and easy-to-use information source for people of all ages and experience levels, from novice medical cannabis users to experienced industry professionals. The site’s News, Resource, and Blog pages introduce new patients to the ins and outs of medical marijuana healthcare, while helping experienced providers stay abreast of the latest developments in THC and CBD therapies.

A complimentary Five Star-rated United Patients Group medical marijuana app is available on the iTunes app store for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and any iPad.

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