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.

Two Studies Show Medical Cannabis Laws Associated with Significant Reductions in Opioid Prescribing in Medicare Part D Population.

Prescriptions for all opioids decreased by 3.742 million daily doses per year when medical cannabis dispensaries opened.  Medical cannabis policies may be one mechanism that can encourage lower prescription opioid use and serve as a harm abatement tool in the Continue reading Two Studies Show Medical Cannabis Laws Associated with Significant Reductions in Opioid Prescribing in Medicare Part D Population.

World Health Organization – Update of Cannabis and its medical use

The World Health Organization issues report on Cannabis and its medical use.   Summary and Conclusions “It has been advanced that whole plant cannabis can be used for multiple therapeutic purposes. The evidence presented on potential medical uses and risks Continue reading World Health Organization – Update of Cannabis and its medical use

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