Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for March, 2013

Change A Flowering Plant Back To Vegetative State

March 31, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

I think many of us are aware that it is possible to change the light schedule back to an 18-6 or 20-4 light schedule and “morph” the plant from flowering to vegetative again. This is often useful as there are…

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One Way To Manage Legal States

March 24, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

I have been, as we all have, been following what is happening in Washington and Colorado. I was thinking what I would say if someone were to ask me how should adult “recreational” cannabis be managed? At first, I really…

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It Is Good Medicine AND Legal To Provide Patients With Treatment Plans

March 21, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

Ideally a  physician and patient know what dose of medicine and what type of medicine the patient is taking. This enables the physician and patient to have follow up contact and  be able to decide what adjustments to therapy should…

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Potential Central Nervous System Benefits From CBD

March 20, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

Therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in CNS disease. Croxford JL. Source Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60610, USA. j-croxford@northwestern.edu Abstract The major psychoactive constituent of Cannabis sativa, delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta(9)-THC), and endogenous cannabinoid ligands, such as anandamide, signal through…

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To Be Or Not To Be? Carboxylated that is.

March 20, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

When cannabis is growing “on the vine”, the cannabinoids have an extra Carbon and Hydroxyl group on the molecules. This is an “Acid” moiety and the molecule is said to be “Carboxylated”. Just think Acid on the vine. For many…

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Cool Photo Of Rooting CBD Plant

March 19, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD
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How I Practice Dosed Cannabis Medicine

March 17, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

I am sure there are some medications that do not benefit from dosing, but nearly everyone does. Even when we are drinking alcohol “medicinally” we generally know what our dose is based upon the alcohol content. We ALL know we…

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How Did It Happen That Plant Cannabinoids Effect Our Receptors?

March 15, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

One often hears that the cannabis plant was “made for man”. It certainly does feel like it was. It is certainly amazing that the phyto-cannabinoids on the plant so closely resemble our own internal “endo-cannabinoids”. We make Anandamide and 2-AG…

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WHAT SHOULD ALL DOCTORS BE DOING WITH CBD?

March 12, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

I meet mainstream, non-cannabis docs more and more who want to help their patients obtain CBD rich medications. So, how is this happening? The same as it can and occasionally does happen to any physician who is aware and supportive…

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Cannabis Oils

March 9, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

Did you know that when cannabis is extracted using super critical CO2, the extract is a gold color. It is NOT green. It is NOT black. As we are not plants, we have few benefits from chlorophyl. Yet, many extracts, tinctures,…

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