Doc’s License Revoked After Prescribing Pot Cookies For five-Yr-Previous’s Tantrums

The California Medical Board determined to yank the license of a physician who beneficial marijuana cookies for a 5-year-old for his mood tantrums.

Los Angeles different drugs Dr. William Eidelman recommended the pot-laced sweets in 2012 after diagnosing his affected person as affected by bipolar and a focus deficit hyperactivity dysfunction after a single 30-minute assembly with the boy and his father, based on the California Medical Board.

The board issued an order revoking the doctor’s medical license early this month after figuring out the prognosis was hasty and “grossly negligent” as a result of it was made “with out enough foundation, and with out enough analysis and examine,” based on its ruling.

Eidelman, who disagrees with the findings, instructed CBS Los Angeles (see the video above) that he has obtained a keep in opposition to the order and that his license stays energetic. That might not instantly be confirmed.

The board famous in its choice that Eidelman didn’t witness the kid have a tantrum, however primarily based his prognosis on what the daddy instructed him — and on the truth that at the least one different member of the family suffered from bipolar dysfunction. The board additionally concluded that he didn’t have a transparent understanding of ADHD or bipolar dysfunction.

The ruling was not fairly so definitive in regards to the concept of giving pot to a 5-year-old, nevertheless.

“It seems [that] cheap minds can … differ over whether or not or not hashish needs to be given in low quantities to youngsters who suffered from ADHD or bipolar dysfunction,” the ruling mentioned. “Nevertheless, earlier than such a step was taken, a correct prognosis ought to have been made.”  

The daddy did give his son the cookies, and believed that that they had a optimistic influence.  However when the daddy sooner or later requested the college nurse if she might give his son one other cookie at lunch time, college officers contacted native authorities. A full investigation was finally launched.

It’s not the primary time Eidelman has clashed with the medical board. He was positioned on medical probation in 2004 when the board discovered that he had issued marijuana suggestions to undercover cops with no official medical cause.