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.

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

Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Analgesic Overdose Mortality in the United States, 1999-2010

In a 2014 report of a study conducted by Marcus A. Bachhuber, MD; Brendan Saloner, PhD; Chinazo O. Cunningham, MD, MS to “determine the association between the presence of state medical cannabis laws and opioid analgesic overdose mortality,” they wrote, “increased access to medical cannabis may reduce Continue reading Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Analgesic Overdose Mortality in the United States, 1999-2010

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016

In a March 18, 2016 report, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released its guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.  In this article, the CDC cautions clinicians in testing for substances “for which results would not affect patient management.” “Clinicians should Continue reading CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016

Limited Study Shows Promise for Idiopathic Recurrent Angioedema

(This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.*)  Abstract We present a case of a 27-year-old man with Continue reading Limited Study Shows Promise for Idiopathic Recurrent Angioedema