Dr. Frankel's Journal

Category Archive for "Medical Cannabis"

GMO CANNABIS IS HERE.

February 15, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

2 1/2 years ago, I wrote a blog: http://www.greenbridgemed.com/2012/07/08/please-get-our-facts-straight-there-is-no-gmo-cannabis/ I stated that GMO has a very scary future but was NOT the explanation for the early wide CBD:THC ratio strains that first appeared at this time. There were folks claiming…

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POP WARNER FOOTBALL, CHILDHOOD BRAIN TRAUMA AND CANNABIDIOL

February 13, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

As I thought about the NFL using CBD to minimize brain trauma, I thought next about the fact that one of my sons played Pac-10 and high school football. As he was my son, he was a kicker and not…

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BRAIN INJURY, MEMORY LOSS AND CANNABIDIOL

February 13, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

There are dozens of articles in the literature showing brain or neuro-protection of CBD. I believe there is no question that the data strongly suggests that CBD is both a protective agent as well as a healing agent. I don’t…

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IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED………

February 11, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

I expect my patients to call me after one week of therapy. They are asked to call earlier if they have any concerns. So, I say I EXPECT my patients to call me back for multiple reasons: 1. I want…

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RECTAL ABSORPTION OF CANNABINOIDS.

February 10, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

6/14/2016: UPDATED INFORMATION AND MULTIPLE BLOGS I HAVE SINCE WRITTEN SHOW THAT WHOLE PLANT CANNABIS IS NOT RECTALLY ABSORBED. THC CAN BE RECTALLY ABSORBED BUT ONLY IF BONDED¬†TO A SEPARATE MOLECULE, SUCH AS HEMI-SUCCINATE. MANY PATIENTS USE HIGH DOSES OF…

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DOSING CANNABIS IS NOT AIDING AND ABETTING; IT IS COMMON SENSE

January 10, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

I was very please to find the following article on dosing cannabis. This article¬†contends that until there is reasonable and accurate dosing available for cannabis, that it will never be completely accepted. I COULD NOT AGREE MORE. One side note,…

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COLORADO POT PRICES DROP BY SAME VALUE AS CANNABIS TAXES

January 10, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

I believe it was inevitable that cannabis prices would not drop in legalized states. The tax on Medical Cannabis is zero. The tax on Adult or recreational cannabis is 40%. It is not that difficult for “people” to become “patients”…

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CASE REPORT ON SJOGREN’S SYNDROME AND CANNABIDIOL

January 5, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

I recently saw a 53 y/o woman with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, (MCTD). She had typical arthritis, as well as a very dry mouth, which is the hallmark sign for Sjogren’s disease. I would think that using fairly low doses…

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CANNABINOIDS AND CANCER

January 5, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

I am fairly certain that anyone who reads my journal has heard that cannabinoids posses anti-tumor effects. In my opinion, using low doses of both THC and CBD as a part of whole plant cannabis is the best way to…

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FEDS DEFUND MARIJUANA BUSTS ON FEDERAL LEVEL

December 14, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

Check this out! Yes, in order to pass the Federal Budget, Federal/DEA raids and apparently any intervention are banned for at least one year. One year, because the budget will get reviewed at that point. I think, however, a year…

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