My Patient’s Father Murdered By Mexican Drug Cartel

I just saw one of my patients whom I had not seen for a couple of years. I had a little extra time and he seemed open to talk about something he very rarely talks about.

His father was murdered when he was 12 years old in Mexico. His father was a very active politician and the cartel needed to silence him. I have never faced this so directly and am writing this note while the feelings are still quite fresh. I am not thinking anything new. We all know that prohibition robbed him from growing up without a father. How very tragic. How VERY stupid.

At this moment I plan on asking him to meet a few more times to talk more about it. Maybe it happens all the time, but I had never seen or thought of how potentially powerful his message might be. Regardless, one more adult without a father because cannabis is illegal.

How insane. How very sad.

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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