Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for May, 2011

CBD Blocks The Appetite Increase From THC

May 27, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

I have already heard that some of the early CBD tincture patients claim that their appetite is NOT increased through the use of CBD. Well, this is great news for many of us and perhaps not as good news for…

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CBD Excitement At GreenBridge Medical

May 25, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Over the past several weeks, a local “grow collective” has accomplished something pretty amazing. They are using Super Critical CO2 extraction on whole plants and are entirely focusing on cannabis tincture creation. They are Clean Green certified as well as…

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Terpenes Anyone?

May 23, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

This past year I have taken some time to study plant medicine to better understand Terpenes, which are in fact a very important group of molecules in cannabis and many plants. They are responsible for taste, scent and they have…

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Patient With Fibromyalgia Helped By Cannabis

May 23, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Here is a brief, but lovely note from a patient with fibromyalgia: Thank you, so much! I am a newbie and this is the first relief I have had in months. I was doubtful that cannabis would help me, but…

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CBD And Asthma

May 13, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

It has been known for many years that smoked Cannabis is a bronchodilator and can be useful in treating asthma. Usually, asthma is a problem with bronchospasm (wheezes) and increased mucous production in the smaller airways of our lungs. There…

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A Puff Is Not A Puff And Cannabis Tinctures Are Not Concentrates

May 13, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

The general medical community in the United States, as well as the international cannabinoid medicine community of scientists believes cannabis to be effective both in its natural plant state as well as with certain safe extractions. At times, safe extraction…

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TINCTURE TESTING BEST METHOD TO GATHER CLINICAL-MOLECULAR DATA

May 12, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Since the mid 1990’s when the endocannabinoid system was discovered, scientists and physicians from around the world have been working on sorting out which molecules in cannabis are responsible for which effects. We have a very, very long way to…

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I Just Heard About CBD!! What Is This About CBC??

May 8, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Well, folks, as in prior blogs, there are probably nearly one hundred somewhat unique cannabinoids and we are just learning about them. A local growing group shared with me the results from The Werc Shop, a great LA based cannabis…

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How CBD Might Decrease Chronic Pain

May 6, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

There have been a number of publications, including Scientific American, November 2009, talking about new concepts in control of chronic pain. As every one of my friends and patients know, we are often in way too much pain. Pain serves…

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