Dr. Frankel's Journal

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DR. FRANKEL IN HUFFINGTON POST

March 1, 2017
Allan Frankel, MD

“Can CBD curb your appetite? Quash anxiety? Protect your heart and brain? Anecdotal evidence for these and other health benefits has created a surge, a potential tsunami of demand for CBD products.” Click here to read the full Huffington Post article…

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PTSD: BEYOND THE MILITARY

January 12, 2017
Allan Frankel, MD

When most of us think of PTSD, our first thought is of military members injured or traumatized in the battlefield. But, PTSD includes individuals that are assault victims, involved in accidents, witnessed traumatic events and even experienced holiday stress. It has…

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CANNABIS FOR CANCER ASAP

January 3, 2017
Allan Frankel, MD

Over the years I have written many articles about cannabis cancer therapies. There is growing evidence medical cannabis is effective in helping patients manage certain types of cancers at various stages, in conjunction with and as an alternative to traditional…

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CANNABIS: LEGALIZATION AND SERIOUS MEDICINE

December 27, 2016
Allan Frankel, MD

The push for legalization of cannabis has brought concerns over recreational use to the forefront of discussion. According to the latest Gallup Poll approximately 13% of the US population uses cannabis. While this number is less than the percentage of…

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LYME DISEASE AND CANNABIS

December 19, 2016
Allan Frankel, MD

I see a few new and follow up Lyme Disease patients every month. Although there are differences with every patient, in most cases they have similar histories and symptoms. The following are my findings on Lyme Disease and cannabis. First, most…

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CBD AND THC TO EASE ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL

November 1, 2016
Allan Frankel, MD

As I have discussed previously, I am amazed by the many medical conditions the cannabis plant has benefit for. We see progress using medical cannabis as an alternative and/or complimentary therapy for many chronic illnesses. As you will read below we…

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DOES “PROJECT KNOW” REALLY KNOW?

September 23, 2016
Allan Frankel, MD

I came across the following article while browsing the internet this morning. http://www.projectknow.com/3-outrageous-marijuana-miracle-cures-exposed/#comment-275394 The title of this article suggests it exposes claimed “Miracle” cures of Ebola, Cancer and Anxiety from the use of marijuana. The truth is there is no…

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STOP AND SMELL THE TERPENES

September 7, 2016
Allan Frankel, MD

Terpenes are the compounds that give fragrant aromas to plants and flowers. In roses, there are multiple terpenes producing the scent we all love so much. In citrus fruit, such as the lemon, the terpene limonene provides the scent. When we…

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WHICH FORM OF CBD FOR THERAPY OF SCHIZOPHRENIA?

August 29, 2016
Allan Frankel, MD

It is pretty clear that CBD is very effective for therapy of Paranoid Schizophrenia (please see references below). There are blinded clinical trials, many reports as well as my personal experience treating patients with Schizophrenia using Cannabinoid Medicine. Two weeks…

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SCHEDULE I?, NOT ALWAYS

August 19, 2016
Allan Frankel, MD

The DEA’s recent decision to continue to classify Cannabis as a Schedule I drug was not expected by many. The hope and belief that Cannabis has proven itself to possess attributes that would justify a Schedule II classification were not…

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