Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for September, 2012

What Is Addiction?

September 30, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

In my prior blog on cannabis “addiction” I felt it was already too long to go into what “addiction” means. Nearly all the time, addiction is a term used to brand or label someone or a group as having drug/sex/other…

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Another Terrible Study

September 30, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

When I was in college and medical school at UCLA we all had to take statistics classes. I hated them. Most of us hated them. BORING!! After a few years of practicing Internal Medicine while on the UCLA Clinical Faculty,…

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Bag of Weed – “Family Guy” Enjoy

September 27, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD
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What Do Female Hemp Plant Flowers Look Like

September 26, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

In an effort to learn more about differentiating hemp from “cannabis”, it is clear that nearly all hemp flowers look like the photos below or very similar. They have a much less structured trichome pattern and as we all know,…

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Hemp, Terpenes and THC

September 25, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

Many of us have witnessed over recent months the new “medical cannabis” medications which are supposedly hemp based. (See http://www.dixiex.com) Assuming that these claims are correct, for some reason all of a sudden companies are selling online CBD capsules just…

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Maximize The Benefit From Cannabis Sprays

September 21, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

In general, when a patient is told to take 2 sprays or 3 sprays of a cannabis extract, they take all the sprays under their tongue and wipe it around the soft pink tissue in their mouth. Here is what…

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Hemp Products From Dixie, Is It Really “Hemp”

September 20, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

I recently purchased two 25 mg CBD capsules from these guys. No medical anything and they shipped two capsules to me last week. The two capsules with shipping was around $37. I tried one of them and it did have…

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Multiple Sclerosis, Cannabidiol and Poetry

September 20, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

Hi Dr. Frankel, or perhaps, Allan, you prefer Sending an update of this awesome “healer” The medicine is amazing, remarkable for sure It has given such relief that I never knew before   Now with MS, the symptoms do range…

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List Of Cannabis Patents By GW Pharmaceuticals

September 15, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

  TAKEN FROM THE US PATENT SITE WITH SEARCH TERMS: GW + PHARMACEUTICAL + PATENTS   LINK TO SITE: 1 20120225136 INHIBITION OF TUMOUR CELL MIGRATION 2 20120165402 USE OF ONE OR A COMBINATION OF PHYTO-CANNABINOIDS IN THE TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY…

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Cannabis and Testicular Cancer

September 15, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

Last week there was a report out of the University Of Southern California that there is a near doubling of the risk of testicular cancer in young men who consume cannabis. After reviewing the article: 1. The study group was…

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