Men seeking medical pot bombard gynecologist's office - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Men seeking medical pot bombard gynecologist's office

Posted: Updated:
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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Cost of governor's race topped $64M, shy of state record

    Cost of governor's race topped $64M, shy of state record

    Monday, December 10 2018 1:27 PM EST2018-12-10 18:27:13 GMT

    Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

    More >>

    Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

    More >>
  • Driver sentenced in I-680 ODOT worker death

    Driver sentenced in I-680 ODOT worker death

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 11:49 PM EST2018-12-12 04:49:48 GMT

    The driver charged with hitting and killing an ODOT worker in March on I-680 was sentenced to probation on Monday. 74-year-old Daniel Bondi was found guilty of a misdemeanor vehicular homicide charge for the death of 54-year-old John Pasko. Pasko was clearing brush when he was struck by Bondi's vehicle. Pasko was pushed into a piece of equipment and later pronounced dead at the scene.  Bondi pleaded no contest at the Monday hearing. He received a sentence of two years pr...

    More >>

    The driver charged with hitting and killing an ODOT worker in March on I-680 was sentenced to probation on Monday. 74-year-old Daniel Bondi was found guilty of a misdemeanor vehicular homicide charge for the death of 54-year-old John Pasko. Pasko was clearing brush when he was struck by Bondi's vehicle. Pasko was pushed into a piece of equipment and later pronounced dead at the scene.  Bondi pleaded no contest at the Monday hearing. He received a sentence of two years pr...

    More >>
  • UPDATE

    Source: One Saturday shift added for GM Lordstown workers

    Source: One Saturday shift added for GM Lordstown workers

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 10:21 PM EST2018-12-12 03:21:55 GMT

     In a seemingly ironic twist, General Motors is considering the possibility of adding several Saturday shifts of workers to make the Chevy Cruze, which GM has announced it will stop producing at its Lordstown plant in March.

    More >>

     In a seemingly ironic twist, General Motors is considering the possibility of adding several Saturday shifts of workers to make the Chevy Cruze, which GM has announced it will stop producing at its Lordstown plant in March.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms