Men seeking medical pot bombard gynecologist's office - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Men seeking medical pot bombard gynecologist's office

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania gynecologist says she has been inundated with calls from men trying to set up appointments after hearing she was permitted to prescribe medical marijuana.

Dr. Liang Bartkowiak tells the Altoona Mirror she was mentioned in the media as being eligible to certify medical marijuana users, and then her office phone started ringing off the hook. It was primarily men on the line.

Bartkowiak tells the newspaper she was shocked, since she's an OB-GYN who treats women exclusively.

A 2016 state law gives people under a doctor's care access to medical marijuana if they suffer from an illness on a list of 17 qualifying conditions.

The law permits pills, oils, vapor or liquid marijuana, but not marijuana in plant form.

Doctors must certify the illness and patients must obtain an identification card from the Health Department.

___

Information from: Altoona Mirror, http://www.altoonamirror.com

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Latest health & fitness newsLatest health & fitness newsMore>>

  • VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

    VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 4:11 PM EST2017-11-21 21:11:31 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:07 PM EST2017-11-22 18:07:12 GMT

    A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet _ test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while...

    A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet _ test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

  • Opioid crisis cost $504B in 2015, higher than once thought

    Opioid crisis cost $504B in 2015, higher than once thought

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:40 AM EST2017-11-20 09:40:41 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:33 AM EST2017-11-22 14:33:35 GMT
    The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, slightly over half a trillion dollars.
    The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, slightly over half a trillion dollars.
  • Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

    Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:43 PM EST2017-11-21 17:43:30 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:33 AM EST2017-11-22 14:33:26 GMT
    Cigarette smoking, over-eating and other unhealthy behaviors can be blamed for nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths each year, according to a new study.
    Cigarette smoking, over-eating and other unhealthy behaviors can be blamed for nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths each year, according to a new study.
Powered by Frankly