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L.A. doctor in trouble after prescribing marijuana to 4-year-old

LOS ANGELES - A Hollywood physician has lost his medical license after recommending that a father give his 4-year-old son marijuana cookies to control temper tantrums, according to California's medical board.

Dr. William Eidelman, a natural medicine physician, improperly diagnosed the boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder before recommending marijuana as the treatment, the medical board said in a decision announced last month.

Eidelman's license was revoked as of Jan. 4, but he maintains that it is active and he continues to practice.

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