Many New Jersey doctors have steered clear of the state's medical marijuana law, but not Dr. Anthony Anzalone. The Rutherford-based physician has moved the focus of his practice to treating medical marijuana patients.
Trained as an obstetrician, Anzalone had a practice centered on preventive care for women. He frequently treated patients with chronic pain and grew frustrated that many were using powerful pain relievers with potentially dangerous side effects. He felt some could benefit from marijuana when the state enacted the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.
Anzalone, 60, has since named his practice “New Jersey Medical Marijuana Doctors” and launched the website drmarijuananj.com. He added that word of mouth has brought close to 200 patients who have registered for prescriptions using the substance.
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