in the Media
514 references in 2015

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President & Managing Editor
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# of media references in:
2016 (126)
2015 (514)
2014 (471)
2013 (344)
2012 (285)
2011 & earlier: (451)

  1. Tuko (Kenya) - Apr. 13, 2016
    "Paying for Sex Allows for Men Few or No Complications"

  2. KULR-8 News (NBC affiliate) - Apr. 7, 2016
    Local News was referenced on air in Missoula, Butte, Billings, and Glendive, Montana. The broadcaster said: "According to, currently here in Montana there are an estimated 13 thousand plus people who use medical cannabis.”

  3. The Daily Orange (Syracuse University) - Apr. 6, 2016
    "International Students at Syracuse University Compare Their Home Drinking Habits to American Ones"

  4. Phoenix Business Journal - Apr. 6, 2016
    "Scottsdale Firm Looks to Fly High with National Wave of Marijuana Measures"

  5. Huffington Post Australia - Apr. 3, 2016
    "The Five Most Addictive Drugs, and Whether Ranking Them Actually Does Any Good"

  6. Westword - Apr. 1, 2016
    "Where Colorado's MMJ Patient Population Ranks in the Top Ten States"

  7. Huffington Post Health Living - Mar. 29, 2016
    "Cannaphobia: What's Up with Fear of Marijuana"

  8. Star Tribune - Mar. 28, 2016
    "Ready or Not, Pot Clinics Are Coming"

  9. Jamaica Observer - Mar. 27, 2016
    "Germany Raises Serious Issues about Prostitution"

  10. Medium - Mar. 24, 2016
    "Silicon Vice: How Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Are Creating the Next Big Tech Companies"

  11. The George-Anne - Mar. 24, 2016
    "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Equality"

  12. Los Angeles Times - Mar. 23, 2016
    "Opinion: A Win for Transparency In Missouri Execution Cases"

  13. Kehila News Israel - Mar. 22, 2016
    "What Do the Palestinians Want from Israel?"

  14. Reboot Illinois - Mar. 22, 2016
    "Fast Facts: How Does the Illinois Medical Marijuana Program Compare to Other States?"

  15. Clinical Pain Advisor - Mar. 21, 2016
    "Legalized Marijuana: Are We Ready for the Consequences?"

  16. The Daily Liberator - Mar. 21, 2016
    "Trump Promises He Will Be a Dictator"

  17. Daily News Journal (part of the USA TODAY network) - Mar. 20, 2016
    "How to Talk to Teens about Politics"
    The author wrote, "Today, with presidential campaigns in full bloom, we want to talk about the political environment, its impact on our domestic world and the family life of our teens... Your conversation might benefit from several resources: ProCon is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that relates all sides of more than 50 issues."

  18. Forward - Mar. 19, 2016
    "Israel Slams Time for Sympathetic Story of Terrorist Who Killed 3"

  19. Mint Press News - Mar. 18, 2016
    "Draconian Drug Laws Continue to Create Families of 'Cannabis Refugees' Seeking Care"

  20. Yahoo News - Mar. 16, 2016
    "Donald Trump's Hate Speech Is Breeding Violence and There Is More to Come"

  21. International Business Times - Mar. 16, 2016
    "Marijuana Legalization in Pennsylvania 2016: Medical Cannabis Bill Approved by State House Lawmakers"

  22. Southeast Missourian - Mar. 16, 2016
    "Cruz, Sanders Win in Cape Girardeau County; Trump, Clinton Win in Other Area Counties"

  23. Fox affiliate KLRT (Little Rock, AR) - Mar. 16, 2016
    "Building Relationship - Pros and Cons of Social Media"
    The hosts of Good Day Arkansas did a segment based on one of our websites, stating, "According to the Social Networking site, there are several pros and cons to the use of social media when building relationships. When it comes to family, friends, and work here are several factors to consider."

  24. National Pain Report - Mar. 15, 2016
    "Medical Marijuana - Is Momentum Increasing?"

  25. The Observer - Mar. 14, 2016
    "Mandatory Vaccines"
    The author wrote, "For more information on the arguments surrounding mandated vaccinations, please visit"

  26. News Target - Mar. 14, 2016
    "After a Drunk Driver's Escapade with a Tree Stuck in the Front of Her Car Went Viral, What's the Truth about Safety: Weed vs. Alcohol"

  27. Think Progress - Mar. 14, 2016
    "More Than 1.8 Million People Can't Vote This Tuesday"

  28. Vox - Mar. 11, 2016
    "Poll: Women Have Harsher Attitudes toward Prostitution than Men"

  29. PressRoomVIP - Mar. 10, 2016   
    "Law Makers Legalize Raw Milk... Immediately Get Sick Drinking Raw Milk"

  30. Independent Journal - Mar. 9, 2016
    "This Summer California Will Become the 5th State to Enact Controversial Suicide Law"

  31. Huffington Post Miami - Mar. 9, 2016
    "Who Belongs? The GOP’s Anti-Immigrant Race to the Bottom, and the Dominican Example"

  32. Brit + Co - Mar. 9, 2016
    "10 Quizzes + Apps to Decide Which Presidential Candidate Is Your Perfect Match"
    The author wrote of our 2016 election presidential matching quiz: "Check a running tally as you go through the quiz, so you can track which candidate agrees with you on each question you answer. If there's a specific issue or two that you’d like to focus on, this is a GOOD test to take."

  33. The Daily Targum - Mar. 9, 2016
    "Rutgers Professor Explains Debate over Euthanasia"

  34. The Rapidian - Mar. 8, 2016
    "Important Things to Remember for Today's Presidential Primary"

  35. VICE – Mar. 7, 2016
    "Why Is It Still so Hard for Ex-Cons to Vote in Florida?"

  36. The Oracle (University of South Florida) - Mar. 6, 2016
    "U.S. Should Reconsider Mending Relations with Cuba"

  37. Examiner - Mar. 6, 2016
    "Strategies to Improve Performance on Standardized Tests"

  38. Observer - Mar. 2, 2016
    "Another Reason to Hate Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Her War on Medical Marijuana"

  39. Journal of the American Medical Association - Mar. 1, 2016
    "Hip Fracture Surgery vs Elective Total Hip Replacement"

  40. Journal of the American Medical Association - Mar. 1, 2016
    "Association between Having a Highly Educated Spouse and Physician Practice in Rural Underserved Areas"

  41. Social Education - Mar. 2016
    "Social Bubbles: How They Prevent Students from Seeing Different Perspectives on Historical Events and Social Issues"
    The author, C. Frederick Risinger, wrote: "This is an absolutely 'must have' site in every teacher's bookmark/favorites list... It has a great 'Teacher's Corner,' with free lesson plans, a section on how teachers can meet Common Core and NCSS standards as they use the Pro-Con materials, and a section on teaching controversial issues and critical thinking... I bragged about this site in my last column, but it is so perfect for this topic."

  42. Health Affairs - Mar. 2016
    "Older, Less Regulated Medical Marijuana Programs Have Much Greater Enrollment Rates than Newer 'Medicalized' Programs"

  43. Journal of International and Comparative Law - Mar. 2016
    "In Treatment: Comparing the Legality of Medical Marijuana under American Law and Jewish Law"

  44. Skeptic - Mar. 2016
    "Hurricane Strikes as Divine Retribution"
    The authors wrote: "Data on the status of gay marriage (legalized, banned) and year of action for each state were downloaded from, a non-profit educational organization that provides information on both sides of sociopolitical issues."

  45. The Journal of Family Practice - Mar. 2016
    "Medical Marijuana: A Treatment Worth Trying?"

  46. Michigan Law Review - Mar. 2016
    "Underbanked: Cooperative Banking as a Potential Solution to the Marijuana-Banking Problem"

  47. KFBK News Radio 93.1 FM - Feb. 29, 2016
    "Teacher Job Protection in the Court of Appeals"
    The article features an interview with President and Managing Editor Kamy Akhavan talking about the pros and cons of teacher tenure and was reprinted by 600 KOGO News Radio.

  48. CheatSheet - Feb. 28, 2016
    "4 Different Types of Milk: Which One Is Right for You?"

  49. EWAO (Earth We Are One) - Feb. 27, 2016
    "Painkiller Deaths Drop by 25% in States with Legalized Medical Marijuana"

  50. Yahoo! News - Feb. 25, 2016
    "What Conditions Qualify for Medical Marijuana? It Depends on Your State"
    Also published on .Mic

  51. Growing Tennessee - Feb. 23, 2016
    "Coalition of Ag Organizations Makes Strides to End Cuba Embargo"

  52. EdWeek - Feb. 20, 2016
    "Response: Ways Principals Can Assist Social Studies Teachers"
    The author wrote: "From the New York Times Room for Debate Blog, to there are many sources to find well-reasoned, thoughtful dialogue about current events."

  53. Yahoo! News - Feb. 19, 2016
    "How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Our Systems? Here's Why There's No Definite Answer"
    Also published on and .Mic

  54. CNBC - Feb. 19, 2016
    "10 Top-Rated States for Medical Marijuana"

  55. Idaho Statesman - Feb. 19, 2016
    "Visiting Cuba: 'We're Punishing the Wrong People'"
    The author wrote: "(For a comprehensive look at arguments for and against lifting the embargo, go to and search for 'Cuban embargo.')"

  56. Health Impact News - Feb. 19, 2016
    "Medical Cannabis Becoming More Available to American Consumers"

  57. Independent Journal - Feb. 18, 2016
    "Bernie Sanders Differentiates Himself in a Big Way from Hillary When It Comes to Assisted Suicide"

  58. Civil Beat - Feb. 17, 2016
    "Health Beat: Will We Ban Homegrown Pot Culture We Helped Create?"

  59. The Daily Times - Feb. 16, 2016
    "Ferguson Adapts along with Maryville Schools to Changes through the Decades"
    The author shared a quote from a teacher who uses "Today’s students 'do more sophisticated work than kids have been able to, because there’s much more information available to them,' Ferguson explained. In preparing for debates, for example, they can access websites such as 'It opens up the their minds,' she said."

  60. High Times - Feb. 15, 2016
    "How Marijuana Tolerance Builds Up — And How to Bring It Down"

  61. Portland Press Herald - Feb. 14, 2016
    "Another View: Treatment for Drug Addiction Should Never Include Marijuana"

  62. Counter Current News - Feb. 13, 2016
    "Molecular Biologist Discovers How Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells"

  63. Bipartisan Report - Feb. 13, 2016
    "Bill Maher Lights up Audience with Stoned Cold Support for Legal Weed"

  64. Alaska Commons - Feb. 12, 2016
    "The Anchorage Assembly Kind of Just Un-Passed the Marijuana Land Use Ordinance"

  65. Popsugar - Feb. 12, 2016
    "The Reason Women Are Using Marijuana Suppositories May Surprise You"

  66. BizPhilly - Feb. 12, 2016
    "It’s Not Marijuana, But Synthetic THC Company Has High Hopes"

  67. Indy Week - Feb. 11, 2016
    "Urine Trouble: Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Fails in N.C., Just Like Everywhere Else"

  68. New York Times - Feb. 10, 2016
    "Great Free Resources for Teaching Election 2016"
    The New York Times learning network recommended 2016 Election as a website to research where candidates stand on issues calling it "even more comprehensive" than the New York Times' own 2016 election resources.

  69. The Christian Science Monitor – Feb. 9, 2016
    "Should Ex-Convicts Have the Right to Vote? Maryland Now Says Yes (+Video)"

  70. Napa Valley Register - Feb. 9, 2016
    "Social Media Can Make Us Less Social"

  71. The Collegian - Feb. 8, 2016
    "Opinion: The M-rated Forbidden Fruit"

  72. Vision Launch - Feb. 8, 2016
    "What Are Independent Researchers Telling Us about Vaccines?"

  73. International Business Times - Feb. 5, 2016
    "2016 Presidential Election and Marijuana: How Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio Answer the Weed Question"

  74. American Thinker - Feb. 5, 2016
    "The Unbalanced US Arab-Israeli Balancing Act"

  75. Cheat Sheet - Feb. 5, 2016
    "Why Your Health Insurance Won't Cover Medical Marijuana"

  76. The Verge - Feb. 5, 2016
    "Facebook Is Removing Business Pages for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries"

  77. The Antelope (University of Nebraska at Kearney) - Feb. 4, 2016
    "Hunke's Perspective on End of Life Choices"

  78. Policy.Mic - Feb. 3, 2016
    "Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization 2016: Where State Stands on Legalizing Pot"

  79. YourTango - Feb. 3, 2016
    "New Marijuana Tampons Claim to Permanently Relieve Your Cramps"

  80. Medicine.News - Feb. 2, 2015
    "U.S. Government Doublespeak: Marijuana Cures Cancer, but Has 'No Accepted Medical Use'"

  81. Coyote Chronicle (Cal State University at San Bernardino) - Feb. 2, 2016
    "Marijuana Bans in California"

  82. Huffington Post - Feb. 1, 2016
    "Does Marco Rubio Think His Ex-Felon Brother-in-Law Should Be Allowed to Vote?"

  83. Frontpage Mag - Feb. 1, 2016
    "Funding of the Palestinian Authority - and Fueling Terror"

  84. Digital Journal - Feb. 1, 2016
    "Study: Middle Age Marijuana Users Risk Cognitive Impairment"

  85. The Vaccine Reaction - Feb. 1, 2016
    "Tdap Vaccinations for All Pregnant Women in Brazil Mandated in Late 2014"

  86. Australian Prescriber - Feb. 2016
    "The Hazards of Rapid Approval of New Drugs"

  87. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years - Feb. 2016
    "Leveraging Boys' Engagement with Gaming for Improving Literacy"

  88. International Journal of Drug Policy - Feb. 2016
    "Smoking, Vaping, Eating: Is Legalization Impacting the Way People Use Cannabis?"

  89. Journal of Pain Research - Feb. 2016
    "A Urinary Test Procedure for Identification of Cannabidiol in Patients Undergoing Medical Therapy with Marijuana"

  90. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs - Feb. 2016
    "Assessing Sample Bias among Venue-Based Respondents at Medical Marijuana Dispensaries"

  91. International Studies Quarterly - Feb. 2016
    "Pragmatic Networks and Transnational Governance of Private Military and Security Services"

  92. RedEye Chicago - Jan. 29, 2016
    "What You Need to Know - Nothing More - about the 2016 Presidential Election"
    The author wrote, "On issues including whether the federal minimum wage should be increased, whether recreational marijuana should be legalized and whether the Black Lives Matter movement is good for America, shows not only where the candidates stand but also whether they've flip-flopped."

  93. Student News Daily - Jan. 29, 2016
    "United States Eases Trade Restrictions with Cuba"

  94. Independent Journal - Jan. 29, 2016
    "For These ‘Disenfranchised’ Iowa Voters, the Right to Vote Stirs Deeply Conflicted Feelings"

  95. Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising - Jan. 28, 2016
    "Risks, Benefits, and Competitive Interference: Consumer Perceptions of Prescription Drug Versus Dietary Supplement Advertising"

  96. Anti-Media - Jan. 27, 2016
    "These People Receive 300 Free Marijuana Joints from the Government Each Month"

  97. - Jan. 26, 2015
    "Medical Marijuana Hearings to Be Held around Ohio: Here's How to Share Your Thoughts"

  98. The Daily Caller - Jan. 25, 2016
    "An Alternative to the FDA"

  99. Bustle - Jan. 25, 2016
    "7 Reasons Milk Is Bad for You"

  100. CNet - Jan. 24, 2016
    "How Sex Tech Could Threaten the World's Oldest Profession"

  101. Salon - Jan. 21, 2016
    "You Can Do Better, New York: 7 Ways the Empire State's Medical Marijuana Program Falls Short"

  102. Food Safety News - Jan. 21, 2016
    "Illinois Switch: On-the-Farm Raw Milk Sales Now Legal"

  103. Reason - Jan. 19, 2016
    "A 19-Year-Old Rightly Complains That 'Prohibition Still Applies to Us'"

  104. Fox Sports - Jan. 18, 2016
    "Jim McMahon Used Marijuana to Get off Narcotic Painkillers"
    Reprinted by Fox News on Jan. 28, 2016

  105. Food Safety News - Jan. 18, 2016
    "Patchwork of State Regs on Raw Milk Blankets the Country"

  106. Philadelphia Jewish Voice - Jan. 17, 2016
    "Kosher Cannabis Available for Medical Use in New York"

  107. Inquisitr - Jan. 17, 2016
    "Democratic Debate: How High Are the Candidates on Legalizing Marijuana?"

  108. Medical Daily - Jan. 15, 2016
    "Medical Marijuana May Be a Cure for Migraines, and Many Other Conditions"

  109. Journal of Drug Issues - Jan. 13, 2016
    "Medical Marijuana and Crime: Further Evidence From the Western States"

  110. Food Safety News - Jan. 12, 2016
    "Raw Milk's 'Explosive Growth' Comes with Costs to the State"

  111. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice - Jan. 12, 2016
    "Obesity in Special Populations: Pregnancy"

  112. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs - Jan. 12, 2016
    "Marijuana: A Fifty-Year Personal Addiction Medicine Perspective"

  113. Forbes - Jan. 8, 2016
    "Here's How Much Medical Marijuana New York Could Sell in a Year"

  114. Huffington Post - Jan. 7, 2016
    "Sex, Drugs, & Incarceration: Why Decriminalizing Sex Work Needs to be Part of the Conversation"

  115. Reboot Illinois - Jan. 6, 2016
    "Number of Illinois Medical Marijuana Patients, Dispensaries Grow"

  116. Louisville Business First - Jan. 5, 2016
    "What Could Legalized Marijuana Mean for Kentucky Business?"

  117. Bangor Daily News - Jan. 5, 2016
    "If Obesity Is a Disease, What Is the Medicine to Cure It?"

  118. Reset San Francisco - Jan. 4, 2016
    "Five New California Laws to Know for 2016"

  119. Legal Insurrection - Jan. 2, 2016
    "Mexican Pot Farmers’ Profits Dwindle as U.S. Loosens Marijuana Laws"

  120. Journal of Property Law Texas A&M University School of Law - Jan. 2, 2016
    "Puff, the Magic Dragon and the Estate Planner"

  121. QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Law Review - Jan. 1, 2016
    "Legalised Physician-Assisted Death in Oregon"

  122. High Times - Jan. 1, 2016
    "Radical Rant: 2016—The Year of Marijuana"

  123. Harvard Journal on Legislation - Jan. 2016
    "Puff, Puff, Pass... That Law: The Changing Legislative Environment of Medical Marijuana Policy"

  124. Social Education - Jan. 2016
    "What I Learned in New Orleans at NCSS, 2015"
    The author wrote of our website: "I found this group in the exhibit area and thought, 'This is the type of resource I always wanted as a teacher—and have tried to provide in my columns for several years.' This site has just about every major (and some not so major) controversial issue... They've just introduced the 2016 presidential election to their site. Every candidate’s position on a host of issues is presented and you can do a side-by-side comparison of one candidate against another. I looked at several issues and they do include all the points on all sides of very important issues facing us personally, at local and state levels, nationally and internationally. If you don’t check out any other site in this column, check out this one. "

  125. American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Jan. 2016
    "Toking, Vaping, and Eating for Health or Fun: Marijuana Use Patterns in Adults, U.S., 2014"

  126. International Journal of Research in Education and Science - Winter 2016
    "Mathematical Teaching Strategies: Pathways to Critical Thinking and Metacognition"