Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for August, 2015

DR. FRANKEL BREEDING NEW CBD RICH CANNABIS PLANTS

August 30, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

      PIC 1 SIBLING BROTHER AND SISTER PIC 2 MALE PLANT WITH POLLEN SACS PIC 3 FEMALE PLANT WITH HAIRS       Before we focus on the beautiful photos above let me explain how I got to…

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INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS CBD AND POSSIBLY THC-A??

August 27, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

I have had a number of patients come in with complaints related to Interstitial Cystitis. IC is a fairly common problem in both men and women and is essentially an inflammatory condition of the bladder and at times the urethra….

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THC-A

August 26, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

I must admit I have been skeptical when it comes to THC-A. I am changing my mind. There just are so, so few THC-A studies. On the other hand, we are missing a lot of data in areas where we…

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MYASTHENIA GRAVIS CANNABIDIOL AND THC-A

August 26, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

Myasthenia Gravis is a Neuromuscular disorder that can cause severe weakness in various parts of the body. It can be a more localized disease or more generalized. It is not very common and I saw a case recently where the muscular…

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WHAT WE DO HERE AT GREENBRIDGE MEDICAL

August 18, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

As you are all well aware, we do a lot of individualized cannabinoid dosing with Whole Plant Cannabis extracts administered sublingually, orally and rectally with varying ratio and strength sprays, capsules and suppositories. So, at  the most basic level, we give patients…

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“Anti-Tumoral Effects of Cannabinoid Combinations” For Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

August 16, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

Here is another patent, in this case from GW Pharmaceuticals. It is for the treatment of Glioblastoma Brain Tumors. What is particularly interesting is: 1. It is from 2009 2. It involves varying ratios of CBD:THC This is incredibly benign…

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INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS AND CANNABIDIOL

August 14, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

Interstitial Cystitis is a fairly common disorder in both men and women. The cause is not well understood but the syndrome consists of urinary urgency, frequency and pain. This syndrome can be devastating for patients and become a part of…

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CBD/CANNABIDIOL PROMOTES BONE GROWTH

August 12, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

It has been known for a number of years that CBD helps promote bone growth. There are two major cell types involved with both growth, destruction and “re-modeling” of bone. As we go through life our bones are subjected to new…

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US FEDERAL PATENTS ON CBD AND CANCER

August 1, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

We are all sort of still shocked by knowing that molecular CBD was initially patented by the US Federal Government in October 2003. They licensed/license it to pharmaceutical companies. I THINK they recently sold the patent. Anyway, I saw a…

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