Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for September, 2011

Certified Cannabis Tinctures

September 27, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Certified Cannabis Tinctures assure the patient that: 1. The cannabis plants used in the making of the tincture are organic 2. The entire plant is used in the making of the tincture other than fan/water leaves 3. The cannabis plant…

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Tamoxifen Joint Pains Helped By CBD(Cannabidiol)

September 27, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

I have had two patients recently with breast cancer who were on Tamoxifen, an estrogen inhibitor. A fairly common side effect of Tamoxifen is joint pains. For many of these women, it presents as an arthritic condition affecting both large…

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CBD(Cannabidiol) and Drug Interactions

September 25, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

CBD is metabolized in the liver by the P450 enzymatic system. So, any other drug, including THC, is affected to an unknown amount. Generally these interactions are said to be minimal, but for sure with THC, the THC effect is…

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How to Administer New CBD/THC Tinctures

September 23, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

As with most medications, they should be titrated. This means start with a very low dose and add additional drops or sprays one or two at a time every 30 minutes. You will find out what dose is effective this…

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How Should We Classify Tinctures

September 22, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

The new super critical Co2 extracted tinctures are working very well in the community. New tinctures are being released by collectives a batch at a time. They all have different effects that are determined by the THC level, CBD level,…

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CBD And Cancer – Just The Beginning

September 15, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

For those of you interested in learning about the potential future of CBD and treatment of cancer, read on: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053780 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16728591 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21566064 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18833429 Tumor Studies: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18035205 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14617682 Clinical Trials: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=cannabidiol http://www.cannabis-med.org/studies/ww_en_db_study_search.php

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Update On CBD Rich Cannabis Tinctures

September 9, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

I thought it was overdue to share more of my experiences with CBD rich cannabis tinctures. I am actually still not certain what in fact CBD Rich means, but am fine with adapting Project CBD’s definition. A CBD rich tincture…

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