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Doctors Listed, Website Launched for Medical Marijuana

HARRISBURG — Patients and caregivers who need medical marijuana can now sign up with the state to get treatment.

The state launched a website registry on Wednesday and announced a list of doctors approved as practitioners.

In our area, there are 12 doctors who are officially registered in the state Medical Marijuana Program in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Monroe, Columbia, Lycoming and Northumberland Counties.

The Medical Marijuana Program in Pennsylvania became effective last year and is expected to be fully implemented by 2018.

The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a doctor’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.

 

27 comments

  • kenny small

    I called all of the listed doctors for Luzerne county approved for Medical Marijuana program. All were dead ends. Dr. Brady not accepting new patients. Dr. Blum says try maybe next year. Dr Dompkowsky Mountain Top, He is not at listed phone number and they have no forwarding number for him. Dr Kozicki said his group is not allowing him to participate. Dr Tayoun in Hazelton. you have to leave him voice mail. Poor start to a much needed and awaiting program.

    • Hold The Mayo

      Ken, ‘ole boy, the program is still being structured. There aren’t even any seedlings in the ground, yet.

  • renee

    What about a news article asking the Gov why his secret committee who gave out multi million dollar contracts names are not public record?

  • Erman S

    The state really needs to step in and make this law illegal. It’s going to bring more crime to our towns as addicts do anything to get their fix. The increase in law enforcement will make taxes higher and we will foot the bill. Drugs ruin society and that is a fact. Every state that has this law is now dealing with the effects of new crime and addiction.

    • Paulette DiPiazza

      You are so wrong. It can help with the opioid problem. If you don’t know about the program or the drug, just shut up.

      • Erman S

        Your wrong. My niece was hospitalized for addiction after her first time she tried the drug at college. They did all tests and the marijuana was the only drug. She had to quit college and now she stays at home and is a drain on my family’s financials because she thought she was better than this “harmless” drug.

      • Gorilla Glue

        Ermans you are full of bullshit. If your ‘niece’ ended up in the hospital from smoking weed, it was dank and probably soaked in formaldehyde, you idiot. Sounds like your ‘niece’ is a typical millennial that just wants to live in the basement while someone else pays their bills so they can dress up like vampires of fairies and cosplay over the internet.

    • warningfakenews

      Actually, the history of marijuana laws is very interesting. They had a really tough time trying to make a plant illegal, so what they did on the federal level was to tax it and make the tax so expensive, no one could afford it, something like that. We make laws that are “illegal” all the time. They’re called Unconstitutional.

    • Move Over, Baby Boomers

      You’re right, drugs ruin society. It’s not like we have problems with everyday socially acceptable drugs, right? Take away the alcohol, the caffeine, the aspirin you take for your headache. See what happens.

  • maria

    Medical marijuana get it all of you potheads!!!! You need a script from your doctor to use it! It’s not legalized for social use! Losers walk by my house smoking it out in the open…cops are being called next time…ESU shitheads….nice way to represent such a prestigious school!

      • maria

        I’m pro pot for sickly people who really need it. Not for morons who need it recreationally. Most of those I’ve seen smoking it are low class as you are.

      • Hold The Mayo

        Using your store of medical knowledge and skills, please, describe the different levels and categories of, “sickly,” that would be fall under your guidelines for medical marijuana. PTSD? Menstrual issues? Sciatica? Depression and anxiety? Multiple Sclerosis? Lupus? Bone fractures? Harlequin Syndrome?

    • XXGangaSlayer420XX

      Maria you need some schooling. Marijuana is a plant. Most all prescribed medications come from plants. Some come from biological organisms, and others come from combinations of minerals and extracts.

      Marijuana has countless healthy benefits that have been demonized since the 1920’s because people could grow it in their yards and not pay taxes on it. People don’t go crazy if they smoke weed or ingest it. They get calm, introspective, and hungry. They laugh. They go deep into their thought processes. A whole lot healthier to smoke some weed than watch The Bachelor on television.

      • Gorilla Glue

        Maria would that ‘mental status’ be from rageful to calm? If you don’t like it, that’s fine. But, you need to school yourself on this. Plants have been used in medicine since the dawn of man. What’s your drug of choice, Maria? Adderall? Tramadol? Flexeril? Xanax? Prozac?

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    The same state that used to promote the DARE program?

    Just asking cuz I don’t know who to listen to anymore. It’s all so confusing. Good today, bad tomorrow. Bad today, good tomorrow.

    • warningfakenews

      It’s really simple in this state. Everything is bad until the state takes a hefty cut of the action, then it’s wonderful.

    • Givemeabreak

      Why listen to anyone for your opinion? The best thing is to do your own research and then make your own decision. Everyone has agendas.

    • His Boy Elroy

      It all depends upon whether or not eggs are bad for your health. If eggs are bad then weed is too. Just sayin

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