How I Practice Dosed Cannabis Medicine

I am sure there are some medications that do not benefit from dosing, but nearly everyone does. Even when we are drinking alcohol “medicinally” we generally know what our dose is based upon the alcohol content. We ALL know we can drink more wine/beer before our blood levels are potentially too high.

Think about this for a moment. Many of us know how many shots of liquor or how many glasses of wine we can drink and expect to “blow negative” if stopped by the police. Can you imagine having the same options with cannabis.

When patients are dosing themselves at home with cannabis, or with alcohol for that matter, the dosing is much more flexible. It is more flexible because there are way less consequences of taking a bit too much at home vs on the road or at work.

When I first began practicing cannabis medicine, I was troubled by the general lack of patients being able to use the medicine I was advising, during the day. There were/are lots of situations where using smoked cannabis cannot be done. Period. However, even if it were totally socially acceptable to smoke anywhere and any time, most of us would not be inclined to used smoked or even vaped cannabis during the day for many reasons.

However:

1.What if the cannabis used during the daytime were not smoked?

2. What if the cannabis used during the day generally required only once or twice daily to

be fully effective; not smoked every hour or two?

3. What if this medicine were in a little bottle and just required a spray under the tongue

or a capsule swallowed?

4. What if the molecular composition of the cannabis plant the extract was derived from

were rich in the cannabinoid “CBD” – CANNABIDIOL – and seriously helped anxiety,

pain and many other conditions while leaving the patient feeling very well focussed,

alert and feeling better in general with their anxiety/pain much more under controlled?

How would it possible for any whole plant extracts, as I am “alluding” to, to be very effective if they are not dosed? To obtain consistent results, the medicine has to be consistent. If it is not consistent, there is nothing the patient or physician can do to help the patient very much. Do you just try less and then try more? Titration is always necessary for every disease and every patient, but without any consistency in the medicine, reproducible results are impossible.

Author
Allan Frankel, MD Dr Allan Frankel is one of the few physicians in the US who truly understands Cannabis as a medicine. All treatments suggested have been well studied. Every patient seen by Dr Frankel is given a personally created Treatment Plan created with the patient's specific issues defined. Plant medicine requires "tuning" of the dosing. Dr Frankel works with his patients thru a messaging portal. The use of this portal, allows quick and simple follow up contact with Dr Frankel. Patients are not charged for these messages, as this is how Dr Frankel has learned what he has learned. Follow up appointments in person or by phone/video are also available when needed

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