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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

“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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis

November 13, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Although it has been known for years that cannabis can help with the pain and spasms associated with Multiple Sclerosis and related disorders, it has not been until recent years that the real miracle of how to use cannabis for…

Read More

Smash and Grab a Collective For “Claimed” Illegal Activity But NO ARRESTS.

November 11, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Back in 2008, a lot of these “smash and grabs” were going on and only occasionally were participants arrested. There were a few arrests, but only the most extreme. The feds did another smash and grab in Medicino a few…

Read More

Scotty, Beam In The Cannabis Or What is a “Designation Letter”

November 11, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

When a “store front” collective is being built, the shelves are empty. There are no Cannabis products on the shelves. Then, somehow, upon opening, the store is filled with all sorts of cannabis products. So, how did that happen? If…

Read More