Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for March, 2009

The Miracle of Cannabinoid Activation

March 24, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

Think about the following facts: 1. The first species that crawled out of the muck and mire with cannabinoid receptors and production was hundreds of millions of years ago – probably. 2. Cannabis the plant appeared approximately 100,000 years ago…

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Cannabis fights MRSA

March 12, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

So, what is MRSA? It is an increasingly common and at times life threatening staph infection that is resistant to most if not all antibiotics. The most common presentation of MRSA infections are with dermatological infections. For many, many patients…

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Would I Recommend Cannabis for a Patient With Drug Problems?

March 11, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

Can I/Would I recommend cannabis for someone with a history of drug abuse or alcoholism? The short answer is Yes. 1. Based upon 30 years of clinical experience, I believe that nearly 1/2 of patients in AA use cannabis –…

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Desire To Clean?

March 10, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

Quick question: How many of you have noticed a desire to “clean up stuff” after medicating with Sativa strains? I know there is noone out there who cleans up a lot after some monster kush. 🙂 This is also a…

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Solving The Health Care Crisis

March 5, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

I anxiously await hearing what solutions Washington comes up with regarding our Health Care nightmare. I realize this is a bit of a different blog, but I did practice Internal Medicine in Santa Monica for 25 years. I also admitted…

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“Side Effects” – by Steve Martin for your enjoyment

March 4, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

DOSAGE: take two tablets every six hours for joint pain. SIDE EFFECTS: This drug may cause joint pain, nausea, head-ache, or shortness of breath. You may also experience muscle aches, rapid heartbeat, and ringing in the ears. If you feel…

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Los Angeles Financial Problems – Yes We Cannabis!

March 3, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

Consider two facts: 1. The city of LA is broke 2. The city of LA is not always on the best terms with the Medical Cannabis Community regarding “standards” So, how about if we setup a committee to consider the…

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