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Archive for June, 2010

Oregon To Reclassify Cannabis As A Therapeutic Substance

June 29, 2010
Allan Frankel, MD

I thought this article from Americans For Safe Access was worth posting. This state level reclassification as cannabis as a therapeutic substance. Although I would prefer it ultimately be reclassified as an “Herb”, this is a great start. As more…

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How To Use The New Cannabis Tinctures

June 28, 2010
Allan Frankel, MD

As I have discussed in numerous blogs, tinctures are primarily absorbed through the sub-lingual veins. This makes them different than edibles, which are absorbed through the stomach and must go through hepatic metabolism which turns the cannabis molecules into much…

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From Dr’s. Frankel and Cohen on Seattle’s 1068 and The New England Journal of Medicine

June 23, 2010
Allan Frankel, MD

As medical cannabis doctors in California we are adding our support to 1068! Seattle is looking to legalize cannabis! The New England Journal of Medicine April 22, 2010, says: “Although state laws represent a political response to patients seeking relief…

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Michael Jackson and Intravenous THC

June 22, 2010
Allan Frankel, MD

In several countries, intravenous or IV THC is being experimentally used for anesthesia. It shows a lot of potential for a totally safe anesthetic that has no lethal dose. Michael Jackson would have been way better off with Intravenous THC….

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SJR 14 May Be a Big Deal

June 22, 2010
Allan Frankel, MD

SJR-14 is an assembly bill that has passed through a senate committee and is to be presented to the State Legislature in the near future. I have posted a link to a PDF containing the text of the bill. Essentially,…

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“Animal Farm” and Cannabis

June 18, 2010
Allan Frankel, MD

As most of you remember from high school, George Orwell wrote “Animal Farm” in 1945. It was a spoof on the Russian Revolution, where the pigs and other farm animals tried to destroy any animals that walk upright. As is…

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GreeenBridge Medical and Physician Education

June 14, 2010
Allan Frankel, MD

I have been working with the LA Medical Association and the Young Physicians organization. I did my first Physician lecture last month. It was received very well by the physicians and there are now 5 more lectures and panels scheduled….

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Surprise With New Cannabis Tincture

June 14, 2010
Allan Frankel, MD

It has come to my attention that it is currently difficult to predict what properties a tincture will have based upon the effects from smoking the same strain.  I clearly do not understand why this happens, but recently, a very…

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Dr. Craig Cohen at GreenBridge Medical

June 14, 2010
Allan Frankel, MD

GreenBridge Medical is growing. Dr. Craig Cohen recently began seeing patients.  His impressive resume follows and Craig is a very welcome addition to GBM. EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCE Assistant Clinical Instructor, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco CA 1999-2005 • ACLS Instructor…

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Open Cannabis Dispensaries in Los Angeles June 7, 2010

June 7, 2010
Allan Frankel, MD

Here is a link for you guys to the open dispensaries

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