Select N.J. patients can get marijuana

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New Jersey residents who register this week to qualify for medical marijuana will be able to visit a Rockland doctor to get a prescription.

The state’s registry opens Thursday for people who meet stringent requirements to qualify for medical marijuana. A total of 150 physicians licensed in New Jersey have met the state’s qualifications to dispense the drug, according to a spokeswoman.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, an anesthesiologist and pain management physician with an office practice in Montebello, is among them.

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The Record The state’s first medical marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open in Montclair this month, but some physicians registered with the program aren’t participating or won’t accept new patients. Statewide, 165 doctors have registered and 134 patients have signed up or are in the process…