Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for January, 2012

A CBD or Cannabidiol Diet

January 26, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

Many have written about the anorectic effect of CBD. i.e., just as THC increases our appetite, as in the munchies, CBD suppresses our appetite. Personally, I wanted to lose a few more pounds and started using either the rich CBD…

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What A Mess, What Should The Pro-Cannabis Physician Do?

January 25, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

It really is a mess out there. 1.State law and Federal laws are different. 2.Laws are enforced differently inside California depending upon the usual rational bases such as: -Skin color -Skin Color -Skin Color -The local cop -Every zip code…

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Great CBD Effects Without Tinctures or Dosing

January 25, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

As much as I am always speaking about dosing, I have recently come upon a situation where perhaps dosing is not as critical. I still always prefer to know precisely what is being given or taken, but here is what…

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UK Patient Can’t Afford Sativex

January 25, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

Here is a recent email I received from a patient in England with Multiple Sclerosis who can’t get Sativex Here is a comment from a guy in England: Dear Dr. Frankle, I live in the UK and have MS. I…

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What Cannabis Medicines Should Be In Dispensaries?

January 14, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

When you go to your primary care physician, he/she may give you a prescription for a specific medicine or two. This is either communicated to the pharmacy by phone, fax, paper or electronically. However, in every case, it is the…

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How Did I Get Into This Crazy Business

January 14, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

I have practiced Internal Medicine in the Santa Monica area for 33 years. I was trained at UCLA and remained on their clinical faculty for 17 years until politics intervened. Despite being raised in the 60’s in Northern California, I…

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CBD and AA

January 11, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

I have been posting on AA and cannabis for a couple of years. The goal was to get a weekly group together where cannabis patients could openly speak about their using cannabis in a harm reduction manner, but as we…

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Simpson Oil. Cancer Cure??

January 6, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

I just received this email from a patient, responded to her and decided to post my feelings on the “Simpson Oil”. Here is the patient question and my response: PATIENT: Dr. Frankel, I was wondering if you did any research…

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What About A Sustained Release CBD Preparation?

January 6, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

I have been discussing a new potential CBD delivery method with members of our science team, YES, we actually have a science team. Although I love tinctures and dosable cannabis medicine, I have been working with a couple of our…

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Some CBD Patient Testimonials

January 5, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

Good, Dr. Frankel–yesterday afternoon I had a bit of euphoria and sleepiness, but I noticed a reduction in my visceral sensitivity almost immediately, was able to eat two meals without nausea or vomiting; also my sense of taste seems less…

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