Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for September, 2015

SEIZURE DISORDERS AND THC-ACID

September 23, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

I must admit I am surprised by how effective THC-A can be in seizure disorders and Dystonia or Torticollis (severe neck spasms). So, it appears it has effects in both the central and peripheral nervous system. As I have discussed…

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TORTICOLLIS AND THC-A

September 8, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

Torticollis¬†or Cervical Dystonia is a pretty common disorder. There are a number of variants and some very minor cases can present as cervical muscle pain and spasm. I am very excited by our first two patients with Cervical Dystonia and…

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HOW TO ADD SAFETY TO YOUR USE OF CANNABIS EDIBLES?

September 8, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

I have never been a big fan of typical edibles. There are nearly always two unknowns: 1. Patients do not know how much THC is right for them 2. The labels almost never say what is inside them. In addition,…

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PARKINSON’S DISEASE, DYSTONIA, ANTICHOLINESTERASE DEFICIENCY AND THC-A

September 8, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

As we have had more experience with THC-A extracts, we are finding more quite positive results. We have now had experience with seizure patients, cervical and other dystonic diseases and parkinson’s disease. THC-A is not psychoactive and is available pretty…

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WHAT FRUIT IN OUR HOMES DO WE LOVE TO SMELL?

September 8, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

Limonene is a terpene molecule¬†found in many strains of cannabis as well as citrus fruits – such as lemons. I have never met a person who has not smelled a lemon and then smelled it again. We all love lemon…

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HEROIN ADDICTION AND CANNABIS

September 7, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

On on routine basis, I see patients who come in using narcotics. Some are being used for attempts at controlling severe pain; Others are people who have become addicted to narcotics following surgery or other illness. I find the use…

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