Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for January, 2009

So, how could “Open Source” Cannabis work?

Please refer back to my recent post on “Open Source Cannabis” for background on this concept. One of the most challenging issues facing cannabis research is where to begin to understand how or even which chemicals in cannabis cause an…

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Please read and smile :)

I don’t know how I missed this letter from Congress to the DEA. I generally don’t cross the “political” boundaries as a physician, but I really thought this would put a smile on your face. As you will find in…

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The Plant, the Whole Plant and nothing but the Plant

Although not the first such study, researchers in Milano, Italy, recently presented a study on whole plant extracts of Cannabis formulations to treat neuropathic pain. If you’d like to read the study, please see the reference at the end of…

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An amazing new patient I recently saw….

I recently saw a 70 y/o male as a new patient. He appeared in all ways to be a street person and seemed a bit out of place. However there was something in his eyes that got my attention. His…

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When Do We Use Our Cannabis?

Most patients are reluctant to be open regarding how much and how often they use Cannabis. I always encourage my patients to be as honest as possible, as this is the best starting point in any doctor-patient visit. Further more,…

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