Anzalone, 66, was one of the first physicians to register with the New Jersey medical marijuana program in 2012. He has registered over 3,000 patients for the program — over 2,000 are active patients — while the average physician registered with the state medical marijuana program has a patient roll of just 45, the state Attorney General's office said in a news release.
In a complaint filed with the medical examiners board, the Attorney General's Office alleged that Anzalone authorized medical marijuana use en masse, including at conferences he organized in hotel ballrooms.
He rarely met with the prospective patients in person, instead relying on staff members to examine, instruct, register and collect a $350 consultation fee from them, the office said.
Many of those patients had conditions that didn't qualify for the New Jersey medical marijuana program, the office said.