Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for December, 2012

The “Patient Information Center” Has Finally Arrived

December 26, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

Yes, please check it out: http://patientinformationcenter.com. It is not a very complex or elegant site, but it gives any patient an email and a phone number to contact the nice folks at the other end. There is no charge to…

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Walgreens Pharmacy Biggest “Dispensary” Ever

December 24, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

During alcohol prohibition, physicians, about $4 cash would give a patient a liquor prescription. This “prescription” was taken mostly to Walgreens and was filled. The quantity and type of liquor would be specified and a beautiful prescription (above) was generated….

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Concerns Over Cannabis Costs and Profits

December 24, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

I have been listening to more and more complaints from collective owners in WA and CO. NOt much different than the ongoing complaints of collectives in CA: “We can’t do business under forms of legalization as the profit/costs are impossible”….

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2003 – INTERESTING YEAR

December 21, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

There were two interesting events both related to CBD, that took place in 2003. 1. the US Federal Patent on CBD and other cannabinoid molecular particles 2. Application for trials with various CBD:THC extracts by GW Pharma was announced in:…

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Will Medical Stores Look Less Medical Than Recreational Ones?

December 20, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

Within the year, we should be seeing the first of the adult cannabis distribution center. The cannabis growing will be better monitored, as it appears, than the manner in which medical cannabis is. What if as part of the state’s…

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Is The Cannabis Physician The Gatekeeper

December 17, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

I do browse various forums and when I feel compelled to do so, write something. Last week I wrote that in medical cannabis, the physician is the gatekeeper. It was met with a lot of opposition and taken as if…

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Phyto or Endo or Whose Cannabinoid Does The Work?

December 15, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

As way of title explanation, the phytocannabinoids are the THC,CBD and others that come from the plant while the Endocannabinoids, Anandamide and 2-AG (THC and CBD analogs in that order) are made in our brains. In my experience, when an…

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Seniors in Florida Toking for Bubbies

December 9, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

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Looking For PTSD Specialists To Study CBD

December 5, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

I believe I have come up with a reasonable way to further studies on CBD and PTSD. If there is a physician out there who is a respected specialist in PTSD who would be willing to meet with me, I…

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My Patient’s Father Murdered By Mexican Drug Cartel

December 5, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

I just saw one of my patients whom I had not seen for a couple of years. I had a little extra time and he seemed open to talk about something he very rarely talks about. His father was murdered…

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