Dr. William Eidelman has been issuing medical cannabis recommendations in California since 1997, just a year after the state became the first in the U.S. to legalize medical marijuana. Now, however, Dr. Eidelman is facing a revocation of his license to practice medicine. According to the California Medical Board, Eidelman improperly recommended medical cannabis treatments for a 4-year-old in 2012. Eidelman isn’t in trouble for the cannabis recommendation itself, but for the diagnosis that led him to make it.
Hollywood Doctor Could Lose His License for Recommending Cannabis to a 4-Year-Old
According to a California Medical Board report, a father and his 4-year-old son came to Dr. Eidelman’s office in 2012 seeking treatment. The father said the boy was misbehaving in school. 30-minutes later, the father and son had a medical cannabis recommendation from Eidelman. In just a half hour, Eidelman diagnosed the young boy with “a probably combination of ADD/ADHD and bipolar disorder.”
Eidelman’s recommendation suggested providing the 4-year-old with small doses of medical cannabis in cookies. In the medical board report, the doctor described the boy as nervous and agitated, but not abnormal. But the boy’s father had previously obtained a medical cannabis recommendation from Eidelman for his