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Limonene is a terpene molecule found in many strains of cannabis as well as citrus fruits – such as lemons. I have never met a person who has smelled a lemon and was not enticed to smell it again.
We all love lemon smells. Why? We love limonene because it mimics the effects of cannabinoid stimulation of our cannabinoid receptors.
So, we get a tiny good feeling from limonene.
We use limonene oil in most cleaning products because limonene is a great organic solvent for cleaning, AND the scent makes us feel good. How many of us have had our house “cleaned” by someone, only to find out they cleaned a little and sprayed lemon scent to make us THINK the house is cleaner AND make us feel good about it. :))
The cannabis plant has hundreds and hundreds of such molecules and when we use cannabis as medicine we are taking in as many as up to 1000 different molecules. This is another way of saying that whole plant cannabis is very, very different than hemp or molecular CBD.
If you are feeling a bit down, smell a lemon….OR try whole plant CBD. You will love it.
Dr. Allan Frankel is an internal medical doctor and one of the world’s leading authorities on dosed cannabis medicine. With over 35 years experience in Internal Medicine, Dr. Frankel applies his knowledge of all aspects of the cannabis plant and its therapeutic value to the treatment of multiple serious medical conditions.
Dr. Frankel has presented multiple CME accredited Grand Rounds lectures on internal medicine and therapies in medical cannabis. He has also participated in round table discussions on the topic of future therapies and research for medical cannabis sponsored by the California Medical Association and the Los Angeles County Medical Association.
In addition to graduating second in his class from the UCLA School of Medicine, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. For 3 years, Dr. Frankel was selected by his peers as one of LA magazines “Top Internists”. He was a Clinical Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, for eighteen years.
The Chartscape medical software program used by the UCLA Bowyer Cancer Center and the eScript medical software utilized by Kaiser Permanente Health System were both developed by Dr. Frankel. He is also the founder of GreenlifeDocs and is the CEO of GreenBridge Medical Services, Inc.