Myriam’s Hope Receives United Patients Group Seal of Approval

Myriam’s Hope Receives United Patients Group Seal of Approval

United Patients Group, the leading medical cannabis information and educational site, is proud to award Myriam’s Hope its Seal of Approval. United Patients Group’s founder John Malanca says “Myriam’s Hope stands out with regard to their service, ethics and standards. They carefully manufacture and package their own mixes of THC and CBD oils and distribute direct to their patients in an efficient and discrete manner”

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 sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic pain, and a number of other ailments use the extracted medicine to reduce their symptoms and even reverse their disease. The founders had never even heard of cannabis oil. It took a tragedy to get them started down this path.

In 2013, Diana’s mother, Myriam, was diagnosed with Stage IV glioblastoma brain cancer. The doctors gave her two to six months to live. Diana was devastated but determined to give her mom more time, so she started looking into alternative treatments.

“I was trying to find a clinical trial that would accept Mom, but there weren’t any open at the time,” explains Diana. “In my searching, I came across a clinical study on cannabis and glioblastoma patients. I started looking into it, and I came across a community of people who were treating brain cancer with cannabis.”

Through Facebook groups, she discovered several brands of high-THC cannabis oil aimed at treating cancer, but the dispensaries nearby didn’t carry cannabis oil at the time—all they carried was butane hash. So Diana and her fiancé, Jeff, decided they would make their own. “When we first started, we were getting our instructions from YouTube videos and making it on the kitchen stove in Mom’s condo with no ventilation,” Diana remembers. “I’m sure the neighbors were wondering what in the world was happening in the house.” It was the first of many times they worried about the legality of what they were doing.

The improvised oil was helping, though. Myriam started on a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and cannabis oil, and every MRI was stable. She sailed right past her six-month life expectation. At eight months, the chemotherapy seemed to be making the tumor grow, so they took her off chemo and kept the high-THC cannabis oil going. Her tumor started to shrink.

Diana had become heavily involved in a number of Facebook groups, and other members started asking her if she would make cannabis oil for their loved ones. She realized that other people were encountering the exact same problem that she had found.

“There’s a huge need for cannabis oil,” says Diana, “and at the time, there was no reputable place to get it from that was readily available in our area.” So she decided to start Myriam’s Hope.

“We double-test all of our products to ensure that they contain the correct dosage and don’t contain any potentially harmful contaminants. Whenever the test results come back different than we were hoping for, we go straight to the chemists and ask what we can do to fix it,” says Diana.


About Myriam’s Hope
Myriam’s Hope is a safe haven for accessing life saving and miraculous cannabis oil products. As a private and discreet non-profit medical cannabis collective, they were inspired by the journey of the founders mother, Myriam. Her battle with cancer was the inspiration for Myriam’s Hope. Their goal is to reach others who are at a loss on where to turn for an alternative yet successful treatment for cancer and other serious diseases. Visit: to learn more.

About United Patients Group
United Patients Group is the leading medical cannabis information and educational site that is dedicated to providing the most professional and safe resource for Medical Cannabis information.

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