AAP 2011: Should Parents Give Children Marijuana? [Video]


Dr. John Kulig commented on news stories about parents who have taken it upon themselves to administer medical marijuana to their children without consulting a physician.

HCPLive spoke with John Kulig, MD, FAAP, presenter of "Is Marijuana Really Medicine and a Generally Harmless Drug? Facts, Fictions, and Controversies, about the implications of marijuana use in medicine.

There has been a number of news stories about parents who are giving their children marijuana to combat issues related to autism, ADHD, and obsessive compulsive disorder without consulting a physician. When asked about these instances, Dr. Kulig said, "Before we administer psychoactive drugs to a pediatric patient, we want scientific data that supports the efficacy."

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