Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for August, 2011

New Thoughts on Cannabis and Insomnia

August 30, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Up until very recently, I always advised patients to use use a “sedating” Indica for sleep. I think the current dogma is that Sativa is for the day and Indica for the night. I truly believed this and wrote much…

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THC Toxicity and Edibles

August 30, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Most of us have tried edibles; food with active cannabis inside. I have always thought it so silly as the patient has no idea what medicine is inside, how much medicine, etc etc. We all either have had or know…

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New Cannabis Tinctures

August 30, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Currently, there are two very different certified (i.e. we KNOW for sure what is in them/cc) tinctures. 1. the “CBD” tincture, which is 5 mg/cc of each CBD and 5 mg of thc. 2. The THC tincture is 11 mg/cc…

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Health Insurance and More for Cannabis Patients

August 29, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

I have been asked what I mean by a single payor health care system for any medical cannabis patient. The most difficult part of the entire plan is defining who is a medical cannabis patient and that will have to…

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Save Cannabis; Save Our Democracy

August 28, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Anyone reading this is of the ilk to agree and feel strongly about this blog. Those who don’t, may think I am quite crazy. I think there is a way to accomplish some of the following goals for $1/month. Here…

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New Weight Loss Medication

August 24, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

How about an old and brand new medication that: 1. controls anxiety 2. helps control pain of many kinds 3. significantly reduces appetite I suppose nobody should be surprised. Typical THC containing cannabis causes the munchies. THC decreases focus. CBD…

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CBD Drug Interactions

August 22, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

As discussed in prior blogs, CBD CAN and does to a ?? extent interfere with drugs patients take that are metabolized in the liver by the Cytochrome P450 system. As promised, here is a list: CBD DRUG INTERACTIONS:

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Troubled Waters Are Calming Down

August 14, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

I am thrilled to report the results of two meetings with the CEO of a public company which, although it is not a bank, does handle merchant accounts, all major credit cards AND a very cool “Smart Card” which I…

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Terpenes And Your Cannabis

August 14, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

What are Terpenes and what is their effect in making Cannabis Tinctures? The Terpenes are multi-carbon chained molecules ubiquitous in the plant kingdom. They give the plant it’s “character”, similar to the wine industry. In addition, the Terpenes are responsible…

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Bridge For Troubled Waters **Need Your Feedback**

August 12, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

I am always amazed but never surprised about our government’s bizzarre behavior – particularly with relationship to Cannabis. Most recently, I have heard from a number of collective personel that banks and bank cards as well as merchant accounts are…

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