Recent Blogs

Rationing Health Care

With COVID, we have never been more aware of critical shortages of masks, ventilators, hospital beds, etc., all leading to rationing. In this BLOG, Dr Frankel, examines how rationing in our medical care is a much bigger problem than just face masks.

Jun 17th, 2020
Cannabis May Prevent COVID-19 Infections

Early studies in both Israel and Canada show findings consistent with CBD's effect on COVID-19's ability to take hold in the lungs or the gastrointestinal tract. If the receptors are reduced, the viral infection and pulmonary toxicity should be reduced.

May 25th, 2020
Graft Versus Host Disease With Organ Transplants and CBD

CBD has recently been studied to help with Graft Versus Host Disease which can occur after an organ transplant. Dr Frankel also highlights potential dosing with whole plant cannabis and why whole plant cannabis is more beneficial to single molecule CBD.

May 21st, 2020
THE NFL HAS A NEW TAKE ON CANNABIS

Dr Frankel discusses the new NFL CBA which now allows players to use Cannabis. He highlights the ways cannabis could be beneficial to players like pain management, reducing opiate use and lowering damage from brain injuries.

Apr 3rd, 2020
CANNABIS AND ITS EFFECT ON PROSTATE CANCER

Dr Frankel talks about his recent personal and professional experience treating prostate cancer with cannabis and traditional therapies. Also touches on how cannabis can impact/help cancer in general.

Mar 20th, 2020
CANNABIS AND THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

While there is not data showing that cannabis can work as an anti-viral, there are some ways in which cannabis can play a role. Dr Frankel discusses his thoughts in his latest journal entry.

Mar 10th, 2020
CANNABIS BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR SURGERY

Dr Frankel shares his thoughts on the over-prescribing of opioids for pain management, the downsides, his own experience, and thoughts on using cannabis as a replacement.

Feb 18th, 2020
DR MERCOLA INTERVIEWS DR ALLAN FRANKEL

Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. Frankel the latest trends in medical cannabis. Topics discussed range from THCV application for Neuropathic pain and Myasthenia Gravis to the future of medical cannabis and growing plants.

Nov 7th, 2019
EPIDIOLEX VERSUS WHOLE PLANT CANNABIS CBD

Dr Frankel has long been a proponent of using whole plant, cannabis derived CBD products and a recent case in which a patient had less effective results when switching to a prescribed CBD isolate further cemented his stance on what works best for patients

Oct 14th, 2019
CAN CANNABIS CAUSE ARTERIAL DAMAGE?

Dr Frankel gives his thoughts and counterpoints on the potential issue of cannabis causing arterial damage after some articles were recently circulating about this subject.

Sep 30th, 2019
POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF THC-V

Dr Frankel talks about his experience using THC-V for different medical issues, the initial results he has seen and his hope for more research to be done.

Sep 19th, 2019
WHILE CONSIDERING CHEMOTHERAPY…

Dr Frankel talks about chemotherapy, its issues/side effects, and how cannabis can alleviate some of those issues, prevent others, and help enhance the effectiveness of the chemo. He uses a few patient cases to illustrate his approach.

Sep 1st, 2019
OUTSTANDING RESULTS FOR SEVERE PAIN

Below is a recent testimonial from a long-term patient of mine. He survived a horrendous fall many years ago, and has endured severe, crippling, chronic pain. In his letter, he briefly describes his journey, progress, and success with consistently dosed

Aug 20th, 2019
CBD DOSING: WHEN IS LESS… MORE?

Dr Frankel talks about the differences in dosing single molecule CBD versus whole plant CBD. He also talks about potential health and drug interaction issues with taking high doses of single molecule CBD.

Aug 8th, 2019
DO I ADVISE CANNABIS FOR EVERY PATIENT?

Dr Frankel talks about if he always recommends cannabis to the patients he sees and brings up a specific case where he used his internal medicine and diagnostic skills to treat a patient without cannabis therapies.

Jul 26th, 2019
THC-A  AND MITOCHONDRIA

Dr Frankel talks about THC-A, conditions he is using it for and how it most likely has a very powerful relationship with our mitochondria.

Jun 28th, 2019
EVALUATING THE NEW HEMP CBD PRODUCTS

Dr Frankel discusses what "Whole Plant" means, a brief description of the various CBD extracts currently on the market and where he sees the future of new hemp CBD products going as strains are further developed.

Jun 3rd, 2019
THC, ESTROGEN LEVELS AND BREAST CANCER

There has been mentioned regarding potential risk of using THC for hormonally sensitive cancers. The article mentioned below I believe settles the issue

Feb 22nd, 2019
HEMP VERSION 2

Hemp and Cannabis are becoming more complex and it is critical to know the differences

Jan 20th, 2019
CANNABIS AND CANCER

This article covers the various aspects of cancer care involving the use of Medical Cannabis

Oct 31st, 2018
DRUG REHABILITATION AND CANNABIDIOL

Over the years, I have been surprised by how many patients with chronic pain using opiates have very little difficulty getting off their narcotics when we incorporate cannabis therapies.

Feb 27th, 2018
THC-V BENEFITTING NEUROPATHY

In November I wrote two articles on my early observations of patients using topical formulations containing THC-V.

Jan 24th, 2018
A THANKFUL MYASTHENIA GRAVIS PATIENT

We recently received the following note from a patient suffering from Myasthenia Gravis who has seen improvement of her symptoms after beginning a regimen of CBD and THC-A:

May 23rd, 2017
DIABETES: MORE THAN BLOOD SUGAR

On Diabetes Alert Day it is fitting to discuss not only attempts at managing the disease, but also contributing factors and other conditions related to the disease.

Mar 28th, 2017
PTSD: BEYOND THE MILITARY

When most of us think of PTSD, our first thought is of military members injured or traumatized in the battlefield.

Jan 12th, 2017
SCHEDULE I?, NOT ALWAYS

The DEA’s recent decision to continue to classify Cannabis as a Schedule I drug was not expected by many.

Aug 19th, 2016
CBD VS. CBD

At this time, there are three types of CBD available to patients.

Jul 20th, 2016
CANNABIS: FOCUSED DOSING

Dr. Frankel discusses why focused dosing, accurate to the mg, helps achieve the best outcomes for patients.

Jun 15th, 2016
TYPE II DIABETES AND CANNABIDIOL

My first clinical experiences with Cannabidiol (CBD) and Type II Diabetes were generally with patients who were on Metformin.

May 24th, 2016
CANNABIS FOR TREATMENT OF SEIZURE DISORDERS

Dr. Frankel discusses using cannabidiol (CBD) for treatment of seizure disorders and results from patients at GreenBridge controlling their seizures with CBD, THC & THC-A.

May 17th, 2016
CANNABIS DOSING

With the current information age, it is very easy to find dosing information for any drug online.

Mar 30th, 2016
CHEMOTHERAPY AND NEUROPATHIC PAIN

If your oncologist has suggested a group of chemotherapy agents in the “Taxol” group to treat your cancer, you may experience nerve pain or neuropathic pain during chemotherapy that possibly worsens over years.

Mar 22nd, 2016