Whilst it’s true that the supposed healing and calming powers of cannabis aren’t fully known yet, I think it’s safe to say that the majority of us wouldn’t recommend giving any of the drug to young children, but apparently this is a legit prescription now according to one medical practitioner.
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Dr William Eidelman has been prescribing marijuana since 1997 but now faces losing his licence after wrong diagnosing a child with ADHD and recommending that he be prescribed cookies laced with marijuana in order to solve his temper tantrums. You might have thought that someone so ‘experienced’ with marijuana prescriptions wouldn’t have made such a mistake, but here we are with the Medical Board Of California saying the following:
Tantrums alone … do not support either diagnosis.
Being agitated’ and ‘having trouble sitting still’ hint at ADHD, but could simply hint at a preschooler not happy to have driven many miles to a doctor’s appointment.
Eidelman should not have made this diagnosis without consulting teachers or psychiatrists.
There you have it. The MBC have revoked his licence and although he’s appealing it, it’s doubtful he’ll be reinstated.
In somewhat of a weird twist, it was later revealed that Edelman had also prescribed the boy’s father with cannabis to help treat his own bipolar disorder and ADHD. Not really sure what that means – Did Eidelman just think it was a hereditary thing? Did he prescribe it to the kid so the father could have more because he was addicted? Does Eidelman just diagnose everyone with ADHD and prescribe them weed cookies? – but it’s an interesting note.
For more weed cookies, check out this Florida dad and daughter getting arrested for putting on a weed and cookies bake sale. Amateurs.