Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for May, 2013

FACTSINATION NOW ON URBAN DICTIONARY

May 29, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

I coined this term last year, but submitted to the Urban Dictionary, one of my favorite places to steal a smile from. Here it is….The official launch of FACTSINATION Factsination   URBAN DICTIONARY Factsination is the process by which a…

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INHALED CBD REDUCES CIGARETTE USE

May 28, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

Cannabidiol reduces cigarette consumption in tobacco smokers: Preliminary findings. Addict Behav. 2013 Apr 1;38(9):2433-2436. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.03.011. Morgan CJ, Das RK, Joye A, Curran HV, Kamboj SK.Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, University College London, London, UK. Electronic address: c.morgan@ucl.ac.uk. Abstract:The role of the endocannabinoid…

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ALCOHOL: MEDICINAL OR RECREATIONAL

May 24, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

BELOW, PLEASE CAREFULLY EXAMINE MEDICINAL ALCOHOL PHYSICIAN JOUNAL FROM PROHIBITION DAYS MEDICAL? RECREATIONAL?     …..NOW LEGAL FOR 80+ YEARS!

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CANNABINOIDS HELPING US MANAGE CANCER

May 23, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

When HIV was first pinned down in 1979-80, for many years the diagnosis was nearly always a death sentence. This is also true for TB, Diabetes, Coronary Disease and many other ailments. Most people used to die from these illnesses…

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PHARMACEUTICAL MODEL DOES NOT FIT WELL WITH CANNABIS

May 13, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

When a new medication is created inside the pharmaceutical model, that one very specific medication for a very specific diagnosis must be the entire scope of the study. So, when a new medication is introduced, it generally has millions of…

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MORE PILLS…..LESS TIME

May 12, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

In my 35 years of practicing medicine, I have clearly witnessed the medical system replacing physician time spent with patients with prescriptions. I am NOT against allopathic therapy. I just think we are rapidly losing the a valuable commodity; the…

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SEX: RECREATIONAL OR MEDICINAL

May 6, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

I have given additional thoughts to my letting go of distinguishing between recreational vs medical cannabis. As I have said previously, most people, most of the time, are not fully aware of their own intentions in using cannabis, or xanax…

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INTOXICATION: INTENDED EFFECT, SIDE EFFECT OR DIAGNOSIS

May 5, 2013
Allan Frankel, MD

For those who know my history, you will not be surprised that at times I think that the Medical Board diagnosed me as, among other things, as having: “Cannabis Intoxication”. Since my visit was in the AM, AND I was…

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