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William Eidelman, MD

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Medical Board Hearing Appears To Go Well

Folks, I just finished the in-court part of my hearing before the Medical Board (see my blog of 7/3/18).  There were 3 days of their two experts (and lack of witnesses) and my witness and two experts.  Now, closing briefs will be prepared, then rebuttals, then a month for the judge to prepare the ruling, so the final ruling won’t come before mid-October.

I was persecuted/prosecuted for having the temerity to diagnose a five year old with a serious mental illness and recommend cannabis as a treatment.  Their experts explained the theories of why what I did was wrong and “extreme departures from standard of care.”  My witness, the father of the patient, said I did the right thing, and why, and that even the teacher said of the child’s improvement under my approval, “Finally, a doctor got it right the first time!.”  She was referring to the fact that the other kids were given the drugs commonly given, that don’t work and/or have horrible bad reactions.

My experts said I did the right thing the right way, and did not violate standard of care.  Dr. Jeff Hergenrather, president of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (a founding member as am I),  discussed his use of cannabis in about 25 children, the youngest one year old, with great results and no problems.  He discussed the science of cannabis, including the endocannabinoid system that exists in all the animal kingdom (except insects)!  Many diseases and conditions (including mental/emotional) are now being understood as endocannabinoid deficiencies, explaining why cannabis works in so many different situations.  The endocannabinoid system is less developed in children in the central nervous system, so it has few psychoactive effects.  He debunked the Board’s experts claims that cannabis is dangerous in children.

I think it will be hard for the judge to rule against me.  We just have to wait and get on with our revolutionary work with medical cannabis, the Gateway Herb to Natural Medicine!

Medical Board Accuses Dr. Eidelman, Hearing July 11-13

Friends, I’m sorry to report that I’ll be facing a Medical Board Hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge in Los Angeles on July 11, 12, and 13.  I’m accused of violating “standard of care” in my issuing a cannabis letter to a 5 year old boy, 6 years ago!  Being completely innocent, facingRead More

Medical Cannabis or Recreational Marijuana

Now that “recreational marijuana” has taken effect in California, many people are confused about if they still need the medical cannabis letter of recommendation. It all depends…  If you are only using small amounts, in your home, perhaps you don’t need the medical cannabis letter.  However, if your medical needs require larger amounts, and youRead More

Naturally, The Body Heals Itself

We can heal ourselves naturally.  In fact, it is natural for the body to heal itself.  That’s what it does all the time. Except sometimes it doesn’t, then we’re sick!  So, either we must remove the cause of the problem, the block of the body healing itself, or we need to add support in theRead More

Medical Cannabis 101

Announcing My New DVD At the request of the producer, we’ve created a 30 minute DVD in which I give basic information about medical cannabis, it’s history and my experience with it in eighteen years of the Compassionate Use Act.  It’s the first in a series. This is good to show someone who may stillRead More

Integrative Addiction Conference Aug 22-24

I will be speaking at the first Integrative Addiction Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC, on August 22-24. The office will be closed Aug 21-22, then reopening as usual Tuesday Aug 26. I will be speaking about my work with cigarette addiction.  As many of you know, back in June, 2006, I discovered that the Alpha-StimRead More

The Mindfulness Miracle

Mindfulness started out as a Buddhist meditation.  It is now also a psychological method of its own, growing in acceptance so much that even Anderson Cooper reported on 60 Minutes about his own positive experiences. To be “mindful” means to be present in your own being right now.  At the most basic level it meansRead More