Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for December, 2011

Cannabis Appears To Cause The “Placebo Effect”

December 30, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

We all have experienced the “placebo effect”. It has been very clear to me practicing as a physician for over 33 years that the placebo effect is something we all count on. In the past, and still to some who…

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Alcohol Extraction of Cannabis

December 27, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

I have been asked a number of times about the issue with using alcohol as an extracting compound. There is no cannabis-specific law re: alcohol, but instead a general Penal Code statute that criminalizes the use of “chemical processes” (the…

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This Is A Great Medical Cannabis Ballot Initiative

December 20, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

ASA, Americans For Safe Access, just filed a new ballot initiative to Regulate Control and Tax Medical Cannabis and it looks like it will incorporate the other two ballot initiatives into ONE….I hope as they and the State of Ca…

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Updates On New Cannabis Tinctures

December 18, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

I am continuing to see, and at times, testing and evaluating, new cannabis tinctures that have a range of effects. Allow me to summarize what is beginning to become available locally and soon through StateWide Collective and Community. (Again, please…

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Just Reminding You Guys…..

December 14, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

http://www.greenbridgemed.com  http://www.certifiedcannabismedicine.org   http://www.statewidecollective.org Dear Patient, I suppose I have no shame, but I must ask your help with two issues. 1. StateWideCollective.org and 2. Dosable Cannabis Medications For All Of Us. There are closures of stores on a daily basis…

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StateWide Community Saves Patient’s Monthly Blue Shield Bill

December 14, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Every month I pay around $850 to Blue Shield. I have a pretty typical PPO plan, which means it sucks and it is way too expensive. I have previously blogged on StateWide.EVERYTHING as a Collective, Co-op, or community. In reality,…

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Follow-Up on Social Worker

December 13, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Thank you all so much. We now have a volunteer social worker helping us.

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Save $400/Month on Your Health Insurance

December 13, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

I just spoke with a health insurance broker who informed me that if there are over 100 patients in a group, the policy that I PERSONALLY HAVE, would drop with Blue Shield from my current $850/month to under $400/month. I…

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Looking For Social Worker Help For A Patient

December 8, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

There is a patient of mine who is very ill and is stuck in the system. He is, I believe, clearly entitled to both Medical/SSI or Medicare and full disability. I am offering all the medical care and follow-up work…

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Email To Dr. Dean Weiss: (previously sent privately without response)

December 7, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Dean, I am sure your assistant mentioned that I had called. Anyway, one of my patients saw you last year because I would not give him an illegal “grow certificate”, but you were happy to do so for 99 plants…

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