Governments That Have Used ProCon.org



ProCon.org has been referenced by 24 international governments (includes inter-governmental organizations, dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty), 22 US federal entities, and 34 US state governments. We have not listed local government use.


1. Australia
Mar. 8, 2015 The Parliament of Australia referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org numerous times and re-printed our resource "Deaths from Marijuana v. 17 FDA-Approved Drugs," in it's publication "Submission to Senate's Review into Legalised Medicinal Cannabis" (600 KB) .
Feb. 2015 The Australian Institute of Criminology linked to ProCon.org in its study "Exploring the Feasibility of an Enhanced Monitoring Program on Human Trafficking and Slavery" (1.5 MB) .
2014 The Parliament of Victoria referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org as a source and linked to our resource "23 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC: Laws, Fees, and Possession Limits" in its publication "Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Clinical Trials) Bill 2014" (251 KB)
Feb. 2013 The New South Wales Government Parliamentary Research Service reprinted the summary portion of our chart "18 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC," and linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org several times, in its Feb. 2013 report "Medical Cannabis" (243 KB) .
Dec. 28, 2009 The New South Wales Government Department of Health listed Medical Marijuana ProCon.org on its website page "Medical Cannabis: USA" (127 KB) in the section "Federal: Legislation in Court Decisions and Commentaries" as a resource for learning about medical marijuana.
Dec. 28, 2009 The Victoria State Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) listed ProCon.org on its website (1 MB) as a learning resource for "both sides of current and perennial issues."
2. Bermuda
Apr. 17, 2014 The Government of Bermuda commissioned a report on cannabis reform, prepared by the Cannabis Reform Collaborative, titled "An Analysis of Cannabis Reform in Bermuda" (4 MB) . The report referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org on page 23.
3. Canada
Jan. 17, 2012 The Canadian National Council of Welfare linked to an article by the American Medical Association on Health Care Reform ProCon.org in the "American Studies" section of its website page "The Dollars and Sense of Solving Poverty" (248 KB) .
4. Ecuador
Aug. 13, 2013 Gina Godoy Andrade, National Assembly Member of the Republic of Ecuador, cited Medical Marijuana ProCon.org on page 8 of her Aug. 13, 2013 report "Drug Use: Criminalization vs. Decriminalization" (234 KB) .
5. Egypt
Aug. 2010 The Egyptian Parliament cited Voting Machines ProCon.org on page 18 of an official government publication (362 KB) .
6. European Union
2010 The European Union referenced Prostitution ProCon.org on page 149 of the European Commission DG Freedom, Security and Justice 2010 report titled "The MONTRASEC Demo. A Bench-Mark for Member State and EU Automated Data Collection and Reporting on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Exploitation of Children(5 MB) .
7. Germany
Jan. 2015 The German National Institute for Education Development lists several ProCon.org websites on its National Education Server Baden-Württemberg website page "Essay Writing and Connective Phrases," (408 KB) as resources for teaching composition and argumentative essay writing.
8. Indonesia
Apr. 3, 2013 The Indonesian Department of Industry and Energy (Dinas Perindustrian Dan Energi) references ProCon.org on its website page "How-to Write an Exploratory Essay with Test Documents" (1 MB) .
9. Iran
May 2009 The Iranian Statistics and Information Technology Office cited Voting Machines ProCon.org on page 592 of its May 2009 "Proceedings of the Second Conference on Electronic City(34.3 MB) .
10. Israel
Jan. 25, 2013 The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) linked to a copy of the Hamas 2006 Electoral Campaign Platform hosted on Israeli-Palestinian ProCon.org from its blog page "Hamas Terrorism 101" (2 MB) .
May 30, 2012 The Israeli Knesset Legal Department cited Prostitution ProCon.org on page 3 of its May 30, 2012 study "Ban on Advertising 'Job' Prostitution(427 KB) .
Mar. 2011 The Israeli National Authority for the War on Drugs and Alcohol cited Medical Marijuana ProCon.org on page 17 of its March 2011 report "Instances of Alcoholic Beverages in Popular Films from Europe and the United States(364 KB) .
Oct. 29, 2009 The Israeli Knesset Center for Research and Science cited our Euthanasia ProCon.org question "Should euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide be legal?," on page 3 of an official government summary of American legislation on euthanasia (2 MB) .
11. Japan
Oct. 2011 The Japan External Trade Organization cited Health Care Reform ProCon.org on page 23 of its Oct. 2011 report "Medical Insurance System (Health Care) Reform Law Impact on the Industry(1.4 MB) .
12. New Zealand
Oct. 2007 The New Zealand Ministry of Justice report "International Approaches to Decriminalising or Legalising Prostitution" (118 KB) , cited (on page 23) the Prostitution ProCon.org resource "100 Countries and Their Prostitution Policies," as a reference for international prostitution policy.
13. Northern Marianas
May 14, 2008 The Northern Marianas Commonwealth issued a formal legislative recommendation (260 KB) from the House of Representative’s Committee on Judiciary and Governmental Operations that cited (on page 4) a case summary from our aclu.procon.org website.
14. Organization of American States
The Organization of American States referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org's chart on "23 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC," on page 19 of its report "The Problem of Drugs in the Americas: Studies Legal and Regulatory Alternatives" (5 MB) .
15. Palestinian Territories
Jan. 6, 2010 The Palestinian Delegation in Argentina serves as an embassy representing the Palestinian territories to the Argentine government and people. Its website links to IsraeliPalestinian.ProCon.org, and reproduces (in spanish) our Israeli-Palestinian conflict death chart (108 KB) .
16. Philippines
June 13, 2012 The Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court cited Voting Machines ProCon.org in its ruling in the case of Archbishop Fernando R. Capalla, Omar Solitario Ali And Mary Anne L. Susano, Petitioners Vs. The Honorable Commission On Elections, Respondent (1.08 MB) . Voting Machines ProCon.org was cited in a concurring opinion as well as the dissenting opinion.
17. Portugal
June 2013 The Government of Portugal Authority Food Security and Economic cited Milk ProCon.org on page 18 of its June 2013 publication "Risks and Food: Milk and Milk Products" (1 MB) .
18. South Africa
June 30, 2009 The South African Law Reform Commission cited the Prostitution ProCon.org resource "100 Countries and Their Prostitution Policies," numerous times (page 25, 35, 37, 60, 62, 214, and 215) in its discussion paper titled "Sexual Offences: Adult Prostitution" (1 MB) .
19. South Korea
Nov. 2012 The Republic of Korea National Election Commission cited Felon Voting ProCon.org on page 57 of its Nov. 2012 official foreign correspondent report "Guarantee the Right to Vote in Each Country(1.2 MB) .
20. Spain
May 30, 2014 The Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies of Spain's Ministry of Defense linked to Israeli-Palestinian ProCon.org as a reference on page five of its May 30, 2014 publication "Sisyphus in Palestine. Reflections on the Negotiation Process Yet Another Failure in Palestine" (MB) .
21. Taiwan
Sep. 21, 2012 The Republic of China National Association of State Attorneys General cited Medical Marijuana ProCon.org on page 30 of a Sep. 21, 2012 report (2 MB) .
Sep. 16, 2010 The Republic of China Ministry of Justice Development and Evaluation Commission cited Insider Trading ProCon.org on page 128 of a Sep. 16, 2010 research report (7 MB) .
22. United Kingdom
May 29, 2014 The United Kingdom Office for National Statistics referenced Prostitution ProCon.org as source for its May 29, 2014 publication "Inclusion of Illegal Drugs & Prostitution in the UK National Accounts" (251 KB) .
Sep. 11, 2013 The United Kingdom Home Office reprinted an Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ProCon.org map of the Golan Heights in its publication "Syrian Arab Republic Country of Origin Information (COI) Report" (2 MB) .
Jan. 20, 2010 The Scottish Parliament's Non Executive Bills Unit sourced ACLU ProCon.org on page 11 of its policy memorandum (176 KB) on the Jan. 20, 2010 "End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill."
Sep. 2007 Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom utilized a map from Israeli Palestinian ProCon.org on page 25 of its Sep. 2007 report titled "Economic aspects of peace in the Middle East" (1 MB) .
23. United Nations
July 2014 The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations linked to the Milk ProCon.org resource "History of Cow's Milk from the Ancient World to the Present," on its webpage "Dairy Asia" (1 MB) under the section listing recommended links.
24. United States
22 US federal entities have used ProCon.org including the White House, the US Senate, the US House of Representatives, the Library of Congress, and the Congressional Research Service.
Sep. 14, 2015 The US Patents and Trademarks Office referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org’s "23 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC" resource in its ruling on a trademark appeal (632 KB) from Christopher C. Hinton, who was seeking to trademark the term "THC Tea."
Aug. 2015 The US Bureau of Land Management cited Alternative Energy ProCon.org in section 5 of its environmental impact report for the Southern California Edison "West of Devers Upgrade Project" (1 MB) .
June 2015 The US Department of the Navy cited Alternative Energy ProCon.org in its "Environmental Assessment for Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Solar Photovoltaic Systems at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, California" (3 MB) .
Apr. 2015 The Argonne National Laboratory cited Alternative Energy ProCon.org in its "Bibliography of Literature for Avian Issues in Solar and Wind Energy and Other Activities" (2 MB) .
Apr. 22, 2014 The US Army Special Operations Command cited Cuba Embargo ProCon.org in a report on Cuba by Captain Justin Polanik titled "PMESII-PT Overview of Cuba" (65 KB) .
Mar. 7, 2014 The US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary cited Medical Marijuana ProCon.org in its report on HR 4138 the "Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law Act of 2014" (759 KB) .
Feb. 25, 2015 ProCon.org was referenced by the US Department of Labor (DOL) on Feb. 25, 2015 in the Federal Register (vol. 80, no. 37) (294 KB) . DOL’s Wage and Hour Division revised the definition of "spouse" under the Family Medical Leave Act in light of the US Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor decision, which found section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional. The reference stated: "There are a number of organizations focused on providing up-to-date information on the status of same-sex marriages in the 50 States within the United States and foreign jurisdictions. Some examples of organizations that provide this information include http://www.freedomtomarry.org/states/ and http://gaymarriage.procon.org/. Because such information is readily available, the Department does not believe that it is necessary at this time to provide such information on its own Web site."
Sep. 2014 The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org as a resource for finding details on state-by-state marijuana laws on page three of its Sep. 2014 publication "Workplace Issues Related to the Decriminalization/Legalization of Marijuana" (2.5 MB) .
2014 The US House of Representatives referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org’s resource "23 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC: Laws, Fees, and Possession Limits,” in its Mar. 2014 legislation H.R. 4138 "Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law Act of 2014"(291 KB) .
2013 The US Department of Education cited ProCon.org as a source for statistics on undocumented immigration in its instruction guide "Counseling Undocumented Students about Financial Aid" (466 KB) .
2013 The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org as a reference in a hand out for its "Cross-Regional Webinar on Synthetic Cannabinoids."
Mar. 2012 The US Senate listed Healthcare Reform ProCon.org in its "Warning: Side Effects, A Check-up on the Federal Health Law" (1.63 MB) report co-authored by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John Barrasso (R-WY). The source cited ProCon.org in footnote number 67.
2012 The Information Resource Center of the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States, Jakarta referenced 2012 Election ProCon.org in their "U.S. Elections 2012" (429 KB) information package. The source lists ProCon.org under "Issure Concerned Voters."
2012 The School of Advanced Military Studies of the United States Army Command and General Staff College cited US-Iraq War ProCon.org in a report by Major Alejandro Serrano Martínez of the Spanish Army, titled "NATO’s Level of Ambition in Light of the Current Strategic Context" (370 KB) .
Aug. 25, 2011 The United States Army Center of Military History cited US-Iraq War ProCon.org twice in its publication "Afghanistan and Iraq in a Decade" (556 KB) .
July 6, 2011 ProCon.org was highlighted in the Congressional Record when Congressman Rob Andrews (D-NJ) honored ProCon.org by reading a glowing statement (141 KB) about the organization on the floor of the US House of Representatives.
May 2011 The White House linked to Immigration ProCon.org on page 13 of its May 2011 Immigration Blueprint, "Building a 21st Century Immigration System" (3 MB) , in a section referencing income taxes paid by undocumented immigrants.
May 11, 2010 The US House of Representatives Committee on House Administration Hearing on The Disclose Act (HR 5175) (6.5 MB) included testimony from US Representative Daniel E. Lungren (R-CA) who cited ProCon.org's Chart comparing Big Three auto makers to Toyota and Honda on p.84 of the printed testimony.
Dec. 2, 2009 The United States Consulate General in Leipzig Germany provided a link to ProCon.org in the "Topics” section (page 2) of its information sheets "Researching the USA" (68 KB) .
Nov. 2009 The United States Office of National Drug Control Policy Executive Office of the President quoted from an email sent to ProCon.org by the American Medical Association (AMA) in its "Medical Marijuana Fact Sheet" (1 MB) . The AMA quote was used to bolster the case against legalizing medicinal use of Marijuana.
Sep. 23, 2009 House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer cited 2008 Election ProCon.org in his Sep. 23, 2009 document "Democratic, Republican Presidential Candidates Supported Health Care Reform for All Americans," (28 KB) linking to a number of different quotes from 2008 presidential candidates.
Aug. 6, 2009 The United States Government Printing Office (GPO) linked to ProCon.org as a curriculum link on its webpage "Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids" (36 KB) .
Aug. 27, 2008 The US State Department Bureau of International Information Programs posted an article on Aug. 27, 2008 titled "Debate Continues over Security, Reliability of Voting Technology" (184 KB) . The article utilized ProCon.org as a source for information about the historical use of different voting technologies in the United States.
Apr. 20, 2008 The Library of Congress honored ProCon.org by requesting permission to archive three of our websites (ProCon.org, 2008 Election ProCon.org, and US Iraq ProCon.org) because The Library of Congress considered our three sites "materials of historical importance to the Congress and to the American people."
July 27, 2007 The Congressional Research Service, a division of the Library of Congress, referenced ProCon.org four times (page 23, 24, 28, 33) in its report to Congress titled "Medical Marijuana: Review and Analysis of Federal and State Policies" (11 MB) [The references remained in the updated Sep. 2007 and Apr. 2010 versions of the same report].
34 US state governments use ProCon.org, including (in alphabetical order): AK, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, IL, IN, IA, KY, MA, ME, MD, MI, MS, MT, NH, NJ, NM, ND, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV,  WI
Alaska
July 2010 The Alaska State Board of Pharmacy utilized ProCon.org as a reference for information on states that have legalized medical marijuana on page 7 of its "Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report" (327 KB) .
Arizona
Nov. 8, 2013 The Arizona Department of Health Services cited Medical Marijuana ProCon.org on page 52 of its Nov. 8, 2013 publication "Second Annual Medical Marijuana Report A.R.S. §36-2809(1 MB) .
Mar. 5, 2013 The Arizona Department of Education listed ProCon.org as a website resource on page 43 of its power point presentation "Raising Student Civic Literacy in the Common Core Era.”
Nov. 8, 2012 The Arizona Department of Health Services cited the Medical Marijuana ProCon.org resource "18 Legal Medical Marijuana States and D.C,” in its "First Annual Medical Marijuana Report A.R.S. §36-2809(3 MB) .
California
July 2, 2015 The California State Board of Equalization cited Medical Marijuana ProCon.org in its legislative bill analysis of Assembly Bill 243 (234 KB) , a bill that would impose a $50 per plant tax on cultivators of medical marijuana.
June 11, 2013 Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, sent ProCon.org an email stating: "As someone who uses procon.org personally, I see the great value it can bring to California's students, teachers, and librarians. This free educational resource helps students develop vital 21st century skills such as critical thinking and civics education. It also helps them learn about important issues, and is consistent with Common Core and the findings of my Education Technology Task Force."
Feb. 2013 The State of California Department of Motor Vehicles cited Medical Marijuana ProCon.org as a source for state medical marijuana laws in its publication "Changes in Driver Cannabinoid Prevalence Associated with Implementing Medical Marijuana Laws in 14 US States(3 MB) .
Aug. 2010 The Superior Court of the State of California published a NAPA County California Grand Jury report (685 KB) on the NAPA Special Investigations Bureau 24-Hour Drug Hotline that included (on page 6 and 7) a reference to the Medical Marijuana ProCon.org' resource "Medical Marijuana: 14 Legal Marijuana States.”
July 2009 Jack O'Conell, Superintendent of Public Instruction at the California Department of Education (CDE), promoted ProCon.org as a resource for use in classrooms across the state by posting an entry about ProCon.org on page 3 of his "July Highlights" (103 KB) on the CDE website titled "Nonprofit Educational Web Site Prides Itself on Lack of Partiality."
Apr. 2009 California State Senator Loni Hancock utilized Felon Voting ProCon.org on page 4 of her written analysis of Senate Bill 370 (22 KB) as a source for information on felon voting laws across the United States.
Apr. 2009 The California Police Chiefs Association Task Force on Marijuana Dispensaries utilized Medical Marijuana ProCon.org as a source twice (page 43 and 49) in its Apr. 2009 "White Paper on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries" (235 KB) .
Colorado
2014 The Colorado Department of Regulator Agencies referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org eight times on page five and six of its 2014 publication "2014 Sunset Review: Colorado Medical Marijuana Code" (727 KB)
Connecticut
Feb. 3, 2011 The Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services listed Medical Marijuana ProCon.org as a link on its reference page "Resources and Websites on Marijuana Prevention" (164 KB) .
Nov. 22, 2010 The Connecticut Office of Legislative Research linked to DARE ProCon.org as a resource for additional information on page 3 of its Nov. 22, 2010 report "Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program" (100 KB) .
Delaware
Mar. 11, 2013 The Delaware State Council for Persons with Disabilities reproduced Felon Voting ProCon.org’s "State Felon Voting Laws" chart in a memorandum (4 MB) to all members of the Delaware State Senate and House of Representatives concerning HB 10 – a Constitutional Amendment to eliminate the five year waiting period before felons are eligible to vote after completion of their sentence.
Oct. 21, 2012 The State of Delaware Division of Libraries listed ProCon.org on its 2012 election resource page "How do I find out where the Presidential candidates stand on issues?" (89 KB) . The entry linked to the 2012 Election ProCon.org candidate summary chart. ProCon.org was one of three sites selected for "reliability, neutrality, and ease of use."
Florida
Apr. 7, 2011 The Florida House of Representatives cited Health Care Reform ProCon.org's chart on the "24 Constitutional Challenges to Federal Health Care Laws" as a resource on page 5 of its Apr. 7, 2011 "House of Representatives Staff Analysis for Bill# CS/HJR1 Health Care Services" (198 KB) .
Hawaii
Mar. 11, 2010 The State of Hawaii Department of Public Safety compiled testimony on Senate Bill 2213 SD2 (2 MB) - a bill to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries. As part of this testimony, Medical Marijuana ProCon.org's charts on peer-reviewed studies on marijuana and Teen Marijuana Use in States with Legal Medical Marijuana were reproduced (starting on page 47).
Illinois
Jan. 2015 The Illinois State Board of Education listed ProCon.org as a website for "controversial issues to use in argument writing," in its "Ninth and Tenth Grade" (505 KB) publication on common core standards.
Indiana
2013 The Indiana Department of Education lists ProCon.org as tool for teachers on page 5 of its publication "Major Shift #4: The Special Place of Argument" (196 KB) .
Iowa
Oct. 29, 2012 Jason Glass, PhD, Iowa Department of Education Director, sent ProCon.org an email stating: "Both as a classroom teacher and as a state education chief, I've always found great value in honestly weighing an issue from all sides before taking a position or making a decision. The toughest questions we face rarely come with easy or simple answers and the ability to see things from multiple perspectives, and clearly articulate competing ideas, solidly improves the probability of making the best call. While our students need a solid foundation in academic basics, they also need the kind of critical thinking and decision making that is fostered through looking at issues with the methods demonstrated at ProCon.org. This website is an invaluable teaching tool for educators, and more importantly, future citizens."
Aug. 12, 2009 The State of Iowa Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy reprinted Medical Marijuana ProCon.org’s "Top Ten Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana" resource on page 5 of their information sheet "Marijuana as 'Medicine'? Additional Information" (134 KB) .
Kentucky
Mar. 2013 The Kentucky Department of Education cited ProCon.org on page 4 of its Mar. 2013 publication "Kentucky Literacy Link" (601 KB) .
Winter 2012 The Kentucky Department of Education lists ProCon.org as a resource for students to find "topics for writing arguments" on page 6 of its Winter 2012 guidebook "Addressing Three Modes of Writing Kentucky Core Academic Standards in the 21st Century: Tips for Understanding Standards, Instructions & Assessment" (565 KB) .
Maine
Sep. 18, 2012 The Maine Department of Education referenced 2012 Election ProCon.org on its webpage "Social Studies News and Updates(545 KB) as an educational resource for learning about elections to be used in its "United States Senate Youth Program.”
Dec. 1, 2009 The State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services Medical Marijuana Task Force posted the Medical Marijuana ProCon.org "State Laws" chart on its website page titled "Task Force to Implement the Maine Medical Marijuana Act" (152 KB) .
Maryland
Nov. 2009 The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Nov. 2009 publication "Critical Link" (445 KB) linked to Milk ProCon.org on page 4 and used our "Historical Timeline: A Brief History of Cows Milk, from the Ancient World to the Present," as a reference in its essay on bovine growth hormone.
Massachusetts
Mar. 4, 2016 The Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries listed Felon Voting ProCon.org's State Felon Voting Laws chart as a resource on its webpage "Can Felons Vote in Massachusetts?" (1 MB) .
Michigan
Jan. 5, 2010 The Michigan Department of Education listed ProCon.org as a resource on its website's eLibrary page "Teens - Homework Help" (109 KB) .
Oct. 15, 2008 The State of Michigan Ballot Proposal 08-01 on Medical Marijuana "A Legislative Initiative to Permit the Use and Cultivation of Marijuana for Specified Medical Conditions" (159 KB) , listed Medical Marijuana ProCon.org on page 5 as a source for additional information on the subject of medical marijuana. The initiative passed with 63% of the vote on Nov. 4, 2008.
Mississippi
Nov. 14-15, 2013 The Mississippi State Board of Education Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations linked to ProCon.org in an example of a classroom lesson on page 670 of its "2014 Mississippi Business and Technology Framework publication" (4.8 MB) . The lesson referred to ProCon.org as an "excellent web site to choose issues."
May 15, 2008 The Office of Career and Technical Education of the Mississippi Department of Education cited ProCon.org in its publication "Business Fundamentals" (1 KB) .
Montana
Feb. 17, 2011 The Montana Senate re-printed Medical Marijuana ProCon.org’s "Historical Timeline," and submitted it as an exhibit during a hearing on SB 336 (2 MB) , a bill to "revise medical marijuana laws to authorize PTSD for coverage."
New Hampshire
Oct. 6, 2011 The New Hampshire Bureau of Adult Education lists ProCon.org on its "Educator Portal - Mentors" (315 KB) webpage for adult education teachers. The entry on ProCon.org, written by Debby Kanner, describes ProCon.org as an "excellent website for stimulating discussion, prompting essay or letter writing, and providing statistics for use... this site is invaluable for ease of access in preparing for debates."
New Jersey
Oct. 6, 2010 The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org as a resource for further information on page 1 of its Oct. 6, 2010 press release, "DHSS Releases Draft Rules for Medical Marijuana," (94 KB) announcing the publication of the state of New Jersey's draft rules for medicinal marijuana.
New Mexico
Jan. 28, 2010 The State of New Mexico cited Medical Marijuana ProCon.org on page 2 of its "Fiscal Impact Report(23 KB) on the Medical Marijuana Tax Act.
New York
Oct. 2009 The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority referenced Milk ProCon.org’s chart "State by State Dairy Cow Emissions," in its "Guide for Sitting Small-Scale Biomass Projects in New York State" (2 MB) .
North Dakota
Aug. 2011 The North Dakota State Library lists ProCon.org as a website for critical thinking in its "Flickertale(2 MB) publication for librarians.
Ohio
June 4, 2010 The Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs linked to Immigration ProCon.org on page 2 of its "Latino Community Report on Ohio's Global Diversity" (170 KB) in the section labeled "Interested Parties' Websites - National."
Oregon
Aug. 19, 2014 The Oregon Department of Education listed ProCon.org as a resource website for its "Common Core State Standards - Literacy in History/Social Studies" (117 KB) webpage.
June 17, 2014 The Oregon Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org’s resource "23 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC: Laws, Fees, and Possession Limits,” on page 1 of its June 17, 2014 publication "Marijuana Use in Oregon: What We Know and What We Don’t" (406 KB) .
Mar. 1, 2009 The Oregon Council on Science and Public Health used Medical Marijuana ProCon.org as a source twice on page 6 of their Mar. 1, 2009 report "Use of Cannabis for Medical Purposes" (240 KB) . The report specifically cited information from two of our charts: "14 Legal Medical Marijuana States," and "12 States with Pending Legislation or Ballot Measures to Legalize Medical Marijuana."
Pennsylvania
Jan. 3, 2013 The Pennsylvania Department of Education listed Immigration ProCon.org in its "Illegal Immigration: An Economic Debate" Argumentative/Persuasive Writing (75 KB) lesson plan written by John Heaney (accessed Jan. 3, 2013). The lesson linked to the pro/con question "Is illegal immigration an economic burden to America?" under the "Materials" section.
Tennessee
Jan. 2009 The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) included a link to Procon.org in the "helpful website" section on page 114 of its Jan. 2009 publication "Sustainable Transportation in Tennessee" (2 MB) .
Texas
Feb. 2012 The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Susan Combs, cited Obesity ProCon.org in her Feb. 2012 report, "Gaining Costs, Losing Time: The Obesity Crisis in Texas" (5 MB) . The report cited Obesity ProCon.org in Endnotes number 3 and 11.
Utah
May 19, 2015 The Health and Human Services Interim Committee of the Utah Legislature referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org’s "23 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC" resource in its publication "Medical Marijuana: Legalization Status" (302 KB) .
Feb. 14, 2014 The Utah State Office of Education listed ProCon.org in its "February 14th IVC Agenda: Preparing for the SAGE Argument Writing Assessment" (45 KB) as a text resource for "on-demand writing practice."
Feb. 9, 2010 The Utah State Office of Education listed ProCon.org as a resource for students on its "Controversial Topic Research" (2 KB) webpage.
Vermont
June 13, 2014 The Vermont Agency of Education listed ProCon.org on its English Language Arts Literacy page under the section on "Grades 6-12 ELA-Literacy Common Core Resources" (2 MB) and described ProCon.org as a "resource for critical thinking and the argumentative process used across secondary content areas."
Virginia
2013 The Virginia Department of Education cited Death Penalty ProCon.org on page 13 of its 2013 briefing paper "Elementary Reading : Resources & Priorities" (1.8 MB) .
2013 The Virginia Department of Education cited Death Penalty ProCon.org in its teachers guide "Sample Text-Dependent Questions: High School Level.” In example #12, the guide suggests using Death Penalty ProCon.org as a source for student persuasive essay writing and for learning argumentation.
Washington
Feb. 2014 The Washington State Institute for Public Policy referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org three times on pages eight and nine of its Feb. 2014 report "Medical Marijuana: Access and Regulations in Washington State" (1.3 MB)
June 2010 The State of Washington's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction listed ProCon.org as a recommended social studies resource site on page 25 of its June 2010 publication "Social Studies and Educational Technology: Enduring Cultures - Grade 6" (294 KB) . We were listed ahead of the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, and National Archives.
West Virginia
Sep. 2014 The Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org’s resource "23 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC: Laws, Fees, and Possession Limits," on page three of its Sep. 2014 brief "Marijuana Regulation in the States" (215 KB)
May 10, 2010 The West Virginia Department of Education listed ProCon.org on its "WV Library Media Specialists" (300 KB) webpage as one of its links of the week for May 10, 2010.
Wisconsin
Dec. 8, 2011 The Wisconsin Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council cited Health Care Reform ProCon.org in an appendix to its "Early Childhood Cross Sector Professional Development Initiative Endorsement" (421 KB) .
Mar. 5, 2010 The Wisconsin State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse published research in its Mar. 2010 meeting notes (2 MB) citing (on page 81, 84, and 101) Medical Marijuana Procon.org's chart on the 14 states where medical marijuana is legal and our chart on states with pending medical marijuana legislation.
Jan. 2010 Wisconsin's Legislative Reference Bureau listed Medical Marijuana ProCon.org in the related links section on page 2 of its publication "Tap the Power: Medical Marijuana" (42 KB) .