About Anthony Taylor

Anthony Taylor is a long time activist in the marijuana reform movement. He was responsible for changes to the initiative process and has been a persistent voice in Salem for marijuana reform. His recent efforts led to the addition of PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for the use of medical marijuana as well as sentencing reform including the creation of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and hashish, a long overdue change in Oregon statute.

American Legion urge Congress to remove Marijuana from schedule I

American Legion adopts Resolution, becomes first Veterans organization to advocate for Cannabis reform. NINETY-EIGHTH NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION Cincinnati, Ohio August 30, 31, September 1, 2016 Resolution No. 11: Medical Marijuana Research Origin: Louisiana Submitted by: Convention Committee on Continue reading American Legion urge Congress to remove Marijuana from schedule I

Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome

Orrin Devinsky, M.D., J. Helen Cross, Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C.H., Linda Laux, M.D., Eric Marsh, M.D., Ian Miller, M.D., Rima Nabbout, M.D., Ingrid E. Scheffer, M.B., B.S., Ph.D., Elizabeth A. Thiele, M.D., Ph.D., and Stephen Wright, M.D., for the Cannabidiol in Dravet Continue reading Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome

Cannabis as Stigmatized Medicine

In a article published in the February 2013, Harm Reduction Journal  entitled, “Perceptions of cannabis as a stigmatized medicine: a qualitative descriptive study” authors Joan L Bottorff, Laura JL Bissell, Lynda G Balneaves, John L Oliffe, N Rielle Capler and Jane Buxton, state, “Experiences of stigma among those with illness and the Continue reading Cannabis as Stigmatized Medicine

Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Medication Use In Medicare Part D

In a study by Ashley C. Bradford1 and W. David Bradford2, out of the University of Georgia, it was shown that “national overall reductions in Medicare program and enrollee spending when states implemented medical marijuana laws were estimated to be $165.2 million per year Continue reading Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Medication Use In Medicare Part D

McLean Hospital Study Finds That Medical Marijuana Use May Improve Cognitive Performance

A Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Executive Function   Preliminary evidence from a new study led by McLean Hospital’s Staci Gruber, PhD, director of the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program, suggests that medical marijuana Continue reading McLean Hospital Study Finds That Medical Marijuana Use May Improve Cognitive Performance