Dr. Frankel's Journal

Category Archive for "cannabis"

Pharma Loses Karma While Patients Look To Obama

February 9, 2012
Allan Frankel, MD

The literature abounds with evidence that cannabis has anti-attention deficit properties. I think that some of the mixed results are very likely due to the studies employing perhaps the incorrect cannabinoid ratio for the individual patient, although most studies are…

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State Wide Collective (Or Plan B) – An Idea Whose Time Has Come

GreenBridge Med, is a primary care and Cannabis Specialty Medical practice with Dr. Allan Frankel and Dr. Christine Paoletti. Green Bridge Medical Center, Inc as a 501C3 dedicated to providing guidance and education to physicians, patients, collectives as well as…

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Certified Cannabis Tinctures

September 27, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

Certified Cannabis Tinctures assure the patient that: 1. The cannabis plants used in the making of the tincture are organic 2. The entire plant is used in the making of the tincture other than fan/water leaves 3. The cannabis plant…

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Health Issues and Gay Marriage

As a physician, my only “agenda” must be my patients health and comfort. This involves preventive issues as well as “disease” issues. None of us would minimize preventive health care. I do not know how much gay marriage restricts extra-marital…

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Los Angeles Financial Problems – Yes We Cannabis!

March 3, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

Consider two facts: 1. The city of LA is broke 2. The city of LA is not always on the best terms with the Medical Cannabis Community regarding “standards” So, how about if we setup a committee to consider the…

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Nuts to them!

Peanut Butter   9 and counting Cannabis           0

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So, how could “Open Source” Cannabis work?

Please refer back to my recent post on “Open Source Cannabis” for background on this concept. One of the most challenging issues facing cannabis research is where to begin to understand how or even which chemicals in cannabis cause an…

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Please read and smile :)

I don’t know how I missed this letter from Congress to the DEA. I generally don’t cross the “political” boundaries as a physician, but I really thought this would put a smile on your face. As you will find in…

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The Plant, the Whole Plant and nothing but the Plant

Although not the first such study, researchers in Milano, Italy, recently presented a study on whole plant extracts of Cannabis formulations to treat neuropathic pain. If you’d like to read the study, please see the reference at the end of…

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An amazing new patient I recently saw….

I recently saw a 70 y/o male as a new patient. He appeared in all ways to be a street person and seemed a bit out of place. However there was something in his eyes that got my attention. His…

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