Dr. Frankel's Journal

THC-Acid and CBD Effective in our 60’th Myasthenia Gravis Patient

October 12, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

As I have written over the past three years, CBD, THC and THC-Acid are all very useful in treating Myasthenia Gravis. Below is a patient testimonial that I thought was worth sharing ——————————————————— I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis or…

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WANT TO MINIMIZE POST OPERATIVE PAIN USING CANNABIS?

October 5, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

In recent months, a number of patients have come in to see me regarding which cannabinoid profile might be effective in the post-operative period. Of course, their reasoning for the consultation is in anticipation of minimizing post-operative pain. Unfortunately, patients…

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GOVERNOR BROWN BLOCKS CBD FOR CHILDREN

September 30, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

I have always been a big fan of Governor Brown and remain so. However I have a serious issue with his very recent decision to block children from obtaining their cannabis medicine during school hours. This is NOT about children…

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HOW DO WE TRAIN MORE DOCTORS TO WORK WITH CANNABIS

August 30, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

Although cannabis now comes in two flavors, Medical and Recreational. There is no doubt that recreational cannabis will survive forever. At the same time, in many states medical cannabis has pretty much disappeared. Why? Because they had no real cannabis…

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INGESTION OF CANNABIS INDUCES SELF MUTILATION RESULTING IN DEATH?

August 23, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

Leg Med (Tokyo). 2018 Jan;30:5-9. doi: 10.1016/j.legalmed.2017.10.010. Epub 2017 Nov 2. Death by self-mutilation after oral cannabis consumption. Delteil C1, Sastre C2, Piercecchi MD3, Faget-Agius C4, Deveaux M5, Kintz P6, Devooght MA2, Leonetti G3, Bartoli C7, Pélissier-Alicot AL8. Author information…

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MEDICATIONS AND PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

August 22, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

I have written on a few occasions of neuropathy and THC-V. Just a quick follow up, we are finding that THC-V is proving to be a reliable cannabinoid in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy, including some patients with Multiple Sclerosis….

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COST OF EPIDIOLEX VS WHOLE PLANT CANNABIS FOR TREATMENT RESISTANT EPILEPSY

August 14, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

As many of you have heard, Epidiolex, a nearly pure CBD anti-epileptic made by GW Pharmaceuticals has been approved by the FDA and will probably launch sales mid 2019. The cost for an average patient for one year is over…

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PLACEBO EFFECT, THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM AND HOPE

May 5, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

When we think of the “Placebo Effect” we think of an effect that is “imagined”. For example, when a patient feels better after an IV is started but before any medication is given. Or in the 1950’s when a child…

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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, CANNABIDIOL AND MORE

May 1, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

I was just reading an article on CBD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For about seven years I have been working with children and adults “on the spectrum”. Upon seeing the first group of patients I felt ill-prepared. To offer the…

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DRUG REHABILITATION AND CANNABIDIOL

February 27, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

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. It is true that many of these patients are not necessarily drug-seeking,…

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