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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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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Why Are We Paying Taxes?

December 5, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

If the “we” were a group of people renting an apartment building that was leaking, had no power, etc…would we pay our rent on time? Of course not, we would all get together, place it into an account and hold…

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“Please, Say IT Ain’t So, Joe?”

December 3, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

The most exciting aspect regarding my return to work, following return of my Medical License is my “born again” practice. It is waking up,every morning to the wonders of CBD or Cannabidiol. This is an ancient cannabinoid that was always…

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Here Is A Good Designation Letter

December 1, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Remember, the Designation letter, is a critical form to be filled out and signed by the collective management, or even better, president. This form specifically states that the “designee” is allowed to transport for X patients, or Y weight or…

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