Dr. Frankel's Journal

Category Archive for "medical marijuana"

SURVIVING HOSPICE

July 26, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

Currently, if a physician deems it appropriate and a patient is expected to have less than six months to live, they are put into Hospice. This can be at the patient’s home. Hospice is an “end of the road” program….

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FEELING AWESOME VS FEELING STONED

July 25, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

Cannabis is clearly mostly associated with substantial changes in psychoactivity. Probably 15% of the population around the world uses cannabis as a smoked plant to achieve change in perspective, relaxation as well as many other feelings. People do not continue…

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NEW FINDINGS IN CHILDREN ON CBD FOR AUTISM AND SEIZURE DISORDERS

July 25, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

I have come to expect to find seizures in children and young adults to vastly improve with moderate doses of CBD. These children are either primary seizure disorder patients, Dravet’s or other genetic related disorders and children on the Autistic…

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RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME AND CANNABIDIOL (CBD)

July 15, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

As an Internist practicing for 35 years I have seen most common and many very uncommon illnesses. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is real and there are millions of Americans who suffer from some form of RLS. RLS is characterized by…

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HOW DO WE SETUP FUTURE CLINICAL TRIALS USING CANNABIS?

June 3, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

As most of us are aware, many of the cannabis studies done in the US over the past 25 or more years, have been sponsored by federal organizations(NIDA), which generally only approved studies that were aimed to show a negative…

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THE VALUE 0F THE MEDICAL CANNABIS PHYSICIAN IS PRETTY LOW

May 13, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

In any version of a “Medical Cannabis” System, there are three principle components: The Physician who is the “gate keeper” at the present time The grower, who provides the plant material The “Dispensary” which will make some products, but primarily…

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MY PATIENTS ARE NOW SOUNDING LIKE CANNABIS PHYSICIANS DOSING THEIR CHILDREN!

May 3, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

First a little background. 1. The medical abbreviation “TID”, means three times daily. 2. This is a patient with autism whose mother has been in communication with me. I am finding, as you will see, that the usual medical “norms”…

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CUSTOMIZING CANNABIS TREATMENT PLANS FOR PATIENTS

April 30, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

I was asked by someone the other day “what I did”? Sometimes, honestly, I will say I am an Internal Medicine Doctor. It is true, but ……. not really true, but I don’t want to get into a big discussion;…

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ANOTHER HORRIBLE STUDY: CANNABIS AND HEART EVENTS???

April 26, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

ORIGINAL STUDY AT END OF MY COMMENTS This is another example of embarrassing statistics that every physician and scientist studied in school. With any study, of any kind, determining causation versus association is most of the game. Here is one…

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CASE STUDIES: CANNABIS AND VERTIGO

April 21, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

We are all very familiar with both CBD rich and THC rich medicines helping a lot with nausea. In recent months I have seen a number of patients with vertigo from different etiologies. A few have been related to inner ear issues,…

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