Dear Editor,

The recent eviction of Dr. Anthony Anzalone, one of New Jersey's highest profile medical cannabis doctors, by his landlord, the international real estate holdings company Regus shows a need to offer medical cannabis evaluations via Telemedicine in New Jersey.

Under such a program, a patient could electronically send copies of their existing treatment records to a physician via a secure, HIPPA compliant web interface. After doing so patients could have a face-to-face meeting with their doctor, via a secure internet video link on a computer or smartphone.

Most cannabis patients turn to physicians like Dr. Anzalone because other doctors they go to are not registered to participate in the medical marijuana program. Because of this, it makes sense to utilize technology to allow what effectively serves as a cannabis treatment consulting exam, using other records, to be conducted via Telemedicine.

We can replace the physical clinic with Telemedicine and the physical dispensary with discreet home delivery, to help seriously-ill patients utilize medical cannabis.

Eric Hafner
Toms River