Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for November, 2011

Put The “Care” Back In Healthcare

November 29, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

The money spent in health care is currently nearly entirely spent on care and tests that are removed from the patient’s primary care physician. This has created a system where the primary care physician, or PCP, is no longer intimately…

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CBD or Cannabidiol And Their Tinctures For Dummies:)

November 29, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

CBD OR CANNABIDIOL IS A MOLECULE OR CANNABINOID SIMILAR IN MANY WAYS TO THC. HOWEVER: CBD CONTAINING MEDICINES TEND NOT TO BE PSYCHOACTIVE. CBD CONTAINING MEDICINES DO NOT ALTER YOUR FOCUS CBD CONTAINING MEDICINES WORKS MUCH BETTER AGAINST ANXIETY CBD…

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Do We Have “Plan B” In The Medicine Cabinet?

November 23, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Well, it is always good to keep “Plan B” on hand. Plan B in this case is not the pill you take the next day when recent plans went awry. It is however, in my opinion, a way to re-shape…

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State Wide Collective Is Here

November 23, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

I would first, above all, wish to state that I am a patient of State Wide Collective as well as an unpaid consultant working on behalf of Green Bridge Medical Center, a 501c3. I am a full time practicing physician…

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State Wide Collective (Or Plan B) – An Idea Whose Time Has Come

November 21, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

GreenBridge Med, is a primary care and Cannabis Specialty Medical practice with Dr. Allan Frankel and Dr. Christine Paoletti. Green Bridge Medical Center, Inc as a 501C3 dedicated to providing guidance and education to physicians, patients, collectives as well as…

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Derivative Molecules Patented/Suggested By US Patent. Enough already!

November 20, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Honestly folks, this is just getting deeper and deeper and very ugly. Will someone please help me get someone’s attention? I feel we are being made fools of. Not only were/are all of these potential medications illegal, they all offer…

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More US Federal Patents For Cannabis Products

November 20, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

U.S. Patent Documents 2304669 December 1942 Adams 4876276 October 1989 Mechoulam et al. 5227537 July 1993 Stoss et al. 5284867 February 1994 Kloog et al. 5434295 July 1995 Mechoulam et al. 5462946 October 1995 Mitchell et al. 5512270 April 1996…

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Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants

November 20, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants Abstract Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as…

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“LEGAL” Cannabis-Based Medicines

November 14, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

  Please see my recent blog regarding the US patent in 2003 by the Federal government for CBD. In addition, the patent boldly also states the many benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids. The application was applied for April 21,…

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Follow-Up On Cannabis and AA

November 14, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

In a few prior blogs (search “AA”), I have mentioned that I believe there should be an “AA” type meeting, perhaps it can’t be called “AA”?? I don’t know. However, today another patient responded that I thought represented the feelings…

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