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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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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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When Do We Use Our Cannabis?

Most patients are reluctant to be open regarding how much and how often they use Cannabis. I always encourage my patients to be as honest as possible, as this is the best starting point in any doctor-patient visit. Further more,…

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Tar and THC

A recent interest of mine has been to research ingestion methods of cannabis.  In reviewing a few articles regarding the various means we all use at times to medicate, the following list results: to smoke in one form or another,…

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So, how did we get into this mess?

December 15, 2008
Allan Frankel, MD

My Director of Education, Michele Nelson, answers this question: Prior to 1937, cannabis and hemp in America was used as medicine and material for various industrial needs. One of the plant’s greatest industrial benefits to early American’s was that it…

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