Over 3,800 sign up for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania in first week

HARRISBURG (AP) — More than 3,800 patients have registered for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program in its first week. Gov. Tom Wolf says more than 200 caregivers also have registered for the program. He says the demand shows the “need for this vital medication.” 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,…

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Over 1,000 sign up for Pennsylvania medical pot program on first day

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health says more than 1,000 people signed up for the state’s new medical marijuana program on its first day last week. A health department spokesman tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the registrations include patients and caregivers. The department announced Wednesday it was accepting applications to participate in the system. A 2016 state law gives people under a doctor’s care access to medical marijuana if they suffer from an…

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Men seeking medical marijuana bombard gynecologist’s office in Pennsylvania

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 approve patients to seek medical marijuana from the state. Dr. Liang Bartkowiak told 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…

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State starts signing up medical-pot patients; drug should be available by May 1

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvanians moved a giant step closer Wednesday to being able to get marijuana to help treat medical conditions, as the state announced the launch of its patient and caregiver registry. The Health Department said a pilot program was successful, leading the agency to start taking applications from people to participate in the system through a new dedicated website. Patients are expected to be able to obtain the medication by May 1, the current…

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Company eyes Scranton office for people looking to enter marijuana program

Once Pennsylvania approves doctors to see patients seeking medical marijuana, Compassionate Certification Centers will be ready to open up franchise-like offices, including one in Scranton, to get people into the state program. Dr. Bryan Doner, co-founder of the company, said he anticipates having between 20 and 25 locations statewide within the next year and a half. “It’s very similar to an urgent care center. They function similar to any outpatient healthcare clinic,” said Doner Friday.…

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Medical marijuana: Doctors the next step in Pennsylvania’s program

HARRISBURG — Physicians can begin their involvement in the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program, according to the state’s Department of Health. The first step is to register, according to a press release from the agency. “Since April 2016, we’ve been working to implement a patient-focused Medical Marijuana Program for Pennsylvanians in desperate need of medication,” Dr. Rachel Levine, the state’s acting Secretary of Health and Physician General, said in the release. “Many physicians treat these patients…

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