Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for April, 2014

CUSTOMIZING CANNABIS TREATMENT PLANS FOR PATIENTS

April 30, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

I was asked by someone the other day “what I did”? Sometimes, honestly, I will say I am an Internal Medicine Doctor. It is true, but ……. not really true, but I don’t want to get into a big discussion;…

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ANOTHER HORRIBLE STUDY: CANNABIS AND HEART EVENTS???

April 26, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

ORIGINAL STUDY AT END OF MY COMMENTS This is another example of embarrassing statistics that every physician and scientist studied in school. With any study, of any kind, determining causation versus association is most of the game. Here is one…

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CASE STUDIES: CANNABIS AND VERTIGO

April 21, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

We are all very familiar with both CBD rich and THC rich medicines helping a lot with nausea. In recent months I have seen a number of patients with vertigo from different etiologies. A few have been related to inner ear issues,…

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CANNABIS AND ADDICTION???????

April 21, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

We often hear that patients are taking benzodiazepines or opiates that no longer help them, but they take them anyway to avoid a horrible withdrawal. This is VERY COMMON. However, I have never in my life heard someone say that…

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THE JOURNAL OF “NEUROLOGY” SAYS CANNABIS NOT GOOD FOR MIGRAINES

April 21, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

THIS MAY BE THE WORST STUDY I HAVE EVER SEEN Is there a role for opioids or marijuana for treating migraine and other primary headache disorders? We put the question to three prominent specialists: Mark Green, MD, of the Icahn School…

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A THOUGHT ON THE GENETICS OF CBD BREEDING

April 21, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

We have been working with CBD seeds for just two years. Prior to that, we were grateful to just have cuttings of a few different ratios of CBD:THC. Despite what effect terpenes may have, the CBD:THC ratio is a powerful…

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LYME DISEASE PATIENT AND CBD

April 3, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

I recently saw a young lady with Lyme disease. She was failing all other therapy. She was begun on 7 mg of whole plant CBD three times daily, for a total dose of 21 mg and now says the following:…

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HOW SHOULD WE CLASSIFY GROUPINGS OF CBD:THC RATIOS

April 3, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

The numerous strains of CBD rich plants that I have seen over the past four years, fall into three categories: 1. Those ratios of >20:1 CBD:THC 2. Those ratios of 1:1, 1.5:1 or 2:1 So, in nature, we ALMOST always…

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GUM SURGERY AND CANNABIS EXTRACTS – A GRATEFUL CASE – CBD FOR DENTAL PAIN

April 3, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

In the past few days I have been following a 59 y/o woman with severe post op gum surgery pain. An infection had set in and her pain, despite opiates, was over the top. She was not able to speak…

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