Our Mission

The UPG Seal of Approval is an organization committed to identifying the trusted and verifiable medical cannabis products, companies and organizations that meet the strictest standards of Quality, Safety and Ethics.

United Patient’s Group feels that establishing the Seal of Approval not only protects and assists patients choosing medical cannabis and guidance as part of their treatment regimen, but also takes steps toward the necessary testing and validation process Federally required to effect accurate Drug Scheduling.

We Believe…

  • Everyone has a right to know what is in their medical cannabis products.
  • The public recognizes the need for clear labeling with current lab results, dosing instructions as well as safety provisions and warnings.
  • Patients should also receive guidance from educated medical professionals who are recommending medical cannabis.
  • Patients have the right to clean and safe cannabis medicine.
  • The Cannabis Industry as a whole aspires to improve as the industry grows.
  • The science of medical cannabis is reaching new levels daily. The commitment to raise the bar is universal.
  • Participating in the UPG Seal of Approval makes a statement that you and your company are committed to Safety, Consistency, and Transparency.

Our Guidelines

The UPG Seal of Approval is available to a full spectrum of professionals and products in the medicinal cannabis field. By applying for the UPG Seal you are showing your customers that you are committed to Standards, Ethics and Safety.

Look for the Seal – What Does the United Patients Group Seal of Approval mean?

The United Patients Group Seal of Approval creates confidence and continuity in the cannabis industry. The products and companies that bear the Seal, have committed themselves to the highest level of integrity, ethics and best practices. Those that have earned this Seal become part of a movement to elevate trust within the industry as well as the states that have created a cannabis system for their constituents.  If you see a United Patients Group Seal on websites, apps, products, or the front door of an organization, one can trust that said company has been vetted to a rigorous standard of compliance.

UPG Mission Statement

United Patients Group (UPG) is an unparalleled resource and trusted leader in Medical Cannabis for physicians, patients and organizations. UPG acts as a virtual hand for patients, by helping them navigate through this ever-changing industry. Additionally, we offer CME education courses and one-on-one consulting to physicians and medical institutions. CME courses include: Medical Cannabis and its applications in Fundamentals, Pharmacology, Neurological Disorders, Oncology, Pain Management, Palliative Care, Psychiatry, Safety and more.

  • Education is paramount in the potential for Medical Cannabis treatment. Therefore, UPG acts as a conduit between worldwide medical institutions and the medical cannabis industry.
  • Recognizing the importance of promoting continuity, quality service and unification within our industry, we are dedicated to establishing and maintaining an industry-wide Medical Cannabinoid Code of Ethics.
  • United Patients Group’s distinguished Seal of Approval is awarded to medical professionals, organizations and companies for superior services and reliable products.


If you have any concerns with the UPG Seal recipients’ practices or how they display the UPG Seal of Approval on their products or services, you can contact our dispute department.

Apply for UPG Seal of Approval

If you would like to be considered for our Seal of Approval or would like to submit a product or organization, please click the button below to start the approval process. Please read our overview of the program and faq’s before starting. After reviewing, if you have questions, please contact our client services team.