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News Archive 2009

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169. Kentnewsnet.com / Kent, OH
Dec. 10, 2009

KentNewsNet, the online newspaper of Kent State University, referenced ProCon.org in an article by public affairs reporter Sarah Steimer titled “Marijuana: It’s Not Just for Fun.” The article listed Medical Marijuana ProCon.org as its only source.


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168. Huffington Post / New York, NY
Dec. 8, 2009

The Huffington Post, in a reprint of the Los Angeles Times article “LA City Council OKs Cap On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries” posted by Billy Silverman, referenced and linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org in its “Around the Web” section.


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167. New York Times / New York, NY
Dec. 4, 2009

The New York Times, in a special educational feature called “The Learning Network”, referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org. The article by Shannon Doyne and Holly Epstein Ojalvo titled “Altered States: Reflecting on State Medical Marijuana Laws” encouraged teachers to direct their students to ProCon.org for research on medical marijuana. The article also included two links to our medical marijuana website.


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166. Daily Iowan / Iowa City, IA
Dec. 1, 2009

The Daily Iowan, the daily newspaper of the University of Iowa, featured a guest editorial titled “Rhetoric and Reality in the Health-Care Debate” by Bruce Gronbeck, Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies, that referenced ProCon.org. Among other things, Dr. Gronbeck wrote: “To escape the bad rhetoric and encounter good, reasoned arguments, you’re just going to have to read — columnists you believe, neutral websites such as ProCon.org…”


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165. Northwest Food News / Boise, ID
Dec. 1, 2009

Northwest Food News, the website of NPR’s Edible Idaho and other food news providers, referenced Milk ProCon.org in the “Links” section following the radio transcript of Mary Hawkins’ radio program “One Small Dairy in a Big Dairy World.”


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164. Politics Daily / New York, NY
Dec. 1, 2009

Politics Daily, an online political news magazine hosted by AOL, referenced ProCon.org in an article by Editor Christopher Weber titled “Medical Marijuana Close to Being Legalized in New Jersey.” The article linked to our page about the 13 states that have legalized medical marijuana.


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163. New York Times / New York, NY
Nov. 24, 2009

The New York Times, in a special educational feature called “The Learning Network”, referenced Health Care ProCon.org. The article by Christopher Aceto and Holly Epstein Ojalvo titled “Where Do You Stand? Responding to the Pending Health Care Legislation” linked to ProCon.org ahead of PBS and BBC as a “Related Resource” in its “Around the Web” section.


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162. WMPH 670 AM / Norfolk, VA
Nov. 23, 2009

The J.P. Godsey Show on WMPH 670 AM in Norfolk, Virginia interviewed ProCon.org Managing Editor Kamy Akhavan about medical marijuana for about 15 minutes during their Tuesday 4-6 pm show. The show’s host J.P. “Gus” Godsey said the interview went well, asked ProCon.org to come back on the show, and on air said “The entire IQ of this entire show, Mr. Kamy, just went up many points having you on.”


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161. Sun Sentinel / Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov. 20, 2009

The Sun Sentinel, a daily circulation newspaper in South Florida, published an article by staff writer Linda Trischitta titled “Stockbroker Crusades for Medical Marijuana” that referenced ProCon.org. The reference included a link to ProCon.org and said in part: “According to ProCon.org, 13 states have legalized marijuana for medical use, a list that does not include Florida.”


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160. Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 11, 2009

The Los Angeles Times referenced ProCon.org (again) in a “Booster Shots” article titled “Medical Marijuana: A Refresher on the ‘Medical’ Component” by Health editor Tami Dennis. The article included a direct link to our website Medical Marijuana ProCon.org.


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159. Daily Finance / New York, NY
Nov. 10, 2009

Daily Finance, an online financial publication affiliated with AOL, published an article by writer Lauren Cooper titled “Berlin Brothel Offers Eco-Friendly Discount: Bike-riding Customers Pay Less” that referenced Prostitution ProCon.org.


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158. Mountain Television Network (MTN18) / Boone, NC
Nov. 2009

The Mountain Television Network (MTN 18) – which also broadcasts as SkyBestTV 18, Charter Cable 18, Charter Cable 13, UHF 24 Antenna, UHF 23 Antenna, and Cable 15 – linked to ProCon.org in its “Other Sources” section.


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157. The Social Studies Professional / Silver Springs, MD
Nov./Dec. 2009

The Social Studies Professional, the official newsletter for the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), referenced ProCon.org (again) in its section called “New Teaching Resources.” The entry directed educators to three of our “unique” and recently posted historical timelines, and NCSS recommended that “teachers should read ProCon.org’s other informative webpages on various controversial issues (great for debate prep).”


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156. Esquire / New York, NY
Oct. 27, 2009

Esquire magazine in an Oct. 27, 2009 article by John H. Richardson titled ”
One
City‘s Insane Fight Against Obama’s Sane New Pot Policy” linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org’s page titled “How many people in the

US
use medical marijuana?”


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155. Inyo Register / Bishop, CA
Oct. 24, 2009

The Inyo Register, the daily newspaper of

Inyo County,
CA
since 1870, published an article by staff writer Mike Bodine titled “In Lawmakers’ Hands” that listed ProCon.org as “where to find the latest news about the [health care] reform issue.”


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154. KMOV / St. Louis, MO
Oct. 21, 2009

KMOV, a television station in St. Louis, MO, did a story about medical marijuana and published a supporting article by reporter Craig Cheatham. The article linked to ProCon.org’s chart of 13 states with legal medical marijuana.


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153. Fox News / National
Oct. 19, 2009

Fox News reporter Mike Brody published an article titled “Pot Smokers Flying High from Oakland” that referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org. The article was written for MyFox National, and was subsequently reprinted on MyFox Dallas/Fort Worth, MyFox Maine, MyFox Phoenix, MyFox Austin, MyFox DC, and MyFox Atlanta.


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152. Shreveport Times / Shreveport, LA
Oct. 18, 2009

The Shreveport Times published an article by Gannett News reporter Melody Brumble titled “Medical Marijuana Legislation Growing Throughout Country” that referenced ProCon.org. The article contained four links in its “On the Web” section, one of which was labeled “ProCon on medical use of marijuana” and linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org.


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151. Daily Iowan / Iowa City, IA
Oct. 9, 2009

The Daily Iowan, the independent daily newspaper of the
University of
Iowa since 1868, published an editorial titled “Legalize Medical Marijuana in

Iowa.
” The article referred to our chart of 13 states with legal medical marijuana on Medical Marijuana ProCon.org.


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150. Keene Equinox / Keene, NH
Oct. 8, 2009

The Keene Equinox, the student newspaper of Keene State College, published an editorial titled “Legalizing Marijuana Is Not All Smoke and Mirrors” that referenced ProCon.org.


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149. STLtoday.com / St. Louis, MO
Oct. 7, 2009

STLtoday.com, the online home of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, published an article by Jodie Lynn in its “Parent to Parent” column titled “Cell Phone Warnings Have Parents Questioning Decision” that referenced Cell Phones ProCon.org. The article said (in part):

“For one of the best Internet sites using layman’s terms, also check out cellphones.procon.org/ for clear and concise information. In fact, it lists both pros and cons and is indeed fair to both sides of the issue.”


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148. Toronto Star / Canada
Oct. 6, 2009

The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, linked to Prostitution ProCon.org in its “Broadsides” blog written by Antonia Zerbisias. In an entry titled “Bawdy of Evidence,” the blog linked to our biography of Alan Young, LLB, LLM, Associate Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University.


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147. The Docket / Atlanta, GA
Oct. 2009

The Docket, the newspaper of the Georgia State University College of Law, featured two editorials – one pro and one con – about whether or not there is a right to health care then instructed its readers to go to Health Care ProCon.org for more information on health care reform.


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146. USA Today / McLean, VA
Sep. 29, 2009

USA Today in a Sep. 29, 2009 article by William Welch titled “Booming Medical Pot Sales Concern Officials” produced a chart of 13 states with medical marijuana along with year passed and how passed. The chart listed ProCon.org as the source.


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145. HotHardware
Sep. 29, 2009

HotHardware, an online magazine about personal computing and tech journalism, published an article by writer Jennifer Johnson titled “Are Cell Phones Safe? New Website & Research Provides the Answer” that referenced Cell Phones ProCon.org. The article said in part:

“We’ve heard facts that claim cell phones are perfectly safe and other pieces of information that say cell phones are dangerous. Now, a new website from ProCon.org is available to help you decide for yourself.”

 


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144. Wireless Week / Madision, WI  
Sep. 29, 2009

Wireless Week published an article titled “FirstNews Briefs for September 29, 2009” that referenced Cell Phones ProCon.org. The reference said (in its entirety):

“Nonpartisan, nonprofit charity group ProCon.org has launched a new Web site devoted to examining the safety concerns over cell phones. The site, cellphones.procon.org, presents information from several scientific studies which examine arguments on both sides of the issue. ProCon.org says it is dedicated to promoting critical thinking on high-profile issues, including healthcare, the Big Three auto bailout and illegal immigration.”


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143. Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles, CA  
Sep. 23, 2009

The Los Angeles Times, in an online article titled “The Right to Healthcare? A Quick Pro-Con Summary” by “Booster Shots” columnist Tami Dennis, wrote about the new Right to Health Care ProCon.org site.

The article included a link to ProCon.org, and it stated in part:

“For Americans worn out trying to weigh the motivations and machinations of the most vocal proponents and opponents of healthcare reform, the nonpartisan organization ProCon.org is here to help. Its mission is to promote critical thinking about controversial issues in a straightforward, no-nonsense way. It presents the arguments for and against; what you make of those arguments is up to you…

The site offers more than 10 arguments per side (with sources, not heresay), plus a chance to weigh in.

It’s hard to argue with the need for critical thinking in this case.”

The article was reprinted in the Sep. 24, 2009, issue of the Wall Street Journal online.


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142. Trojan Vision / Los Angeles, CA  
Sep. 23, 2009

Platforum, a program on Trojan Vision, the student television station at the University of Southern California, aired a show about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict featuring ProCon.org Managing Editor, Kamy Akhavan, as the neutral point of view in a panel discussion.

The show’s host, Felecia Hunter, wrote in an email to ProCon.org “I wanted to thank you so much for joining us on the show! We really enjoyed you. I hope that we can work together again in the future. It was an honor.”

The show’s producer, Christen Lazarcheck, wrote in an email to ProCon.org “Thank you so much for coming on the show!!! You were a fantastic guest!!”



141. Mainstreet / New York, NY  
Sep. 18, 2009

MainStreet, an online financial magazine associated with TheStreet.com, a financial site started by Jim Cramer of CNBC, referenced ProCon.org in an article by Seth Fiegerman titled “Growing A Marijuana Business, Legally.” The article linked to our chart of 13 states with legal medical marijuana on Medical Marijuana ProCon.org.


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140. Slate / New York, NY  
Sep. 10, 2009

Slate, a daily online magazine owned by The Washington Post Company, referenced ProCon.org in an article by Daniel Engber titled “Puff Daddies: More Americans over Age 50 Are Smoking Marijuana than Ever Before. Are My Parents among Them?”

The article referenced our chart estimating that nearly 270,000 Americans use medical marijuana, and linked to the page “How many people in the US use medical marijuana?” on Medical Marijuana ProCon.org.


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139. Contra Costa Times / Walnut Creek, CA  
Aug. 28, 2009

The Contra Costa Times, in an Aug. 28, 2009 article by Tom Barnidge titled “Value of Medical Marijuana Is in the Eyes of the Inhaler,” referenced and linked to ProCon.org.


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138. Forbes.com / New York, NY  
Aug. 17, 2009

Forbes.com featured another commentary about medical marijuana in response to the one referenced immediately below. Bruce Mirken of the Marijuana Policy Project wrote an article titled “The Case for Medical Marijuana” on Aug. 17, 2009 that linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org.


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137. Forbes Magazine / New York, NY  
Aug. 13, 2009

Forbes Magazine published a commentary by Rachel Ehrenfeld on Aug. 13, 2009 titled “ObamaCare’s Medical Marijuana.” The article linked to the state laws page at Medical Marijuana ProCon.org.


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136. Philadephia Weekly / Philadephia, PA
Aug. 9, 2009

Philadelphia Weekly, an alternative weekly since 1971 with a 2009 circulation of over 107,000 per week, published an article by Brendan Skwire titled “Why Not Medical Marijuana?” that linked to the ProCon.org chart of 13 states with legal medical marijuana.


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135. WCBI TV / Columbus, MS  
July 29, 2009

WCBI – TV, a television news station in Northern Mississippi, aired a special program about whether or not to lower the drinking age. The web page for that program referenced ProCon.org as a “Related Link.”


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134. First Coast News / Jacksonville, FL  
July 21, 2009

First Coast News, an NBC- and ABC-affiliate television station in Jacksonville, Florida, posted on its website a story by reporter Gary Detman titled “Need Pot? There’s an App for That.” The story has a “Related Link” section that links to our 13 Legal Medical Marijuana States page on Medical Marijuana ProCon.org.


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133. CBS News / New York, NY  
July 15, 2009

Reporter Elizabeth Sprague wrote an article for CBS News titled “Pot No Longer Focus of Anti-Drug Campaigns” that referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org. The article contained a link to the ProCon.org data comparing deaths from marijuana to deaths from 17 FDA-approved drugs. The article referred to this information as “…recently-released data obtained by the Web site ProCon.org which indicates that prescription drugs are responsible for far more deaths than marijuana.”


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132. University of Illinois Law Review / Champaign, IL
July 10, 2009

The University of Illinois Law Review, an academic publication published five times per year by the students of the University of Illinois College of Law, cited Prostitution ProCon.org in an Aug. 2009 article written by Ekow N. Yankah titled “Virtue’s Domain.” The article used our chart of “US Federal and State Prostitution Laws and Related Punishments” as a resource.


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131. AllGov.com / Santa Monica, CA  
July 8, 2009

AllGov.com, a news website focused on the 300+ departments and agencies of the federal government, linked to a 2004 study on returns from US Senators’ stock investments on Insider Trading ProCon.org in a story titled “House Bill to Stop Congressional Insider Trading.”


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130. Washington Independent / Washington, DC  
July 6, 2009

The Washington Independent, a politics and policy webpaper, posted an article by author Mike Lillis titled “Bill Threatens Congress’ Shield from Insider Trading Laws,” that links to the question “How do Congressional representatives’ stocks perform in relation to the general market?” on Insider Trading ProCon.org. The story was reproduced in the Colorado Independent later that same day.


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129. Orange County Register / Santa Ana, CA  
July 6, 2009

Columnist Jane Glenn Haas referenced ProCon.org in her article titled “Our Time: Debate over Marijuana Rages on” which was printed in the Monday July 6, 2009 issue of the Orange County Register. ProCon.org was the only website mentioned in the entire 577-word article. The article was later reprinted in the Tuesday July 7, 2009 issue of the News and Observer, the daily newspaper of the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill region of North Carolina. It was also reprinted in the Sacramento Bee, Bradenton Herald, Island Breeze (South Padre Island, Texas), Centre Daily Times (State College, PA), Contra Costa Times (San Francisco Bay Area), and others.


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128. FrontPage Magazine / Los Angeles, CA  
June 26, 2009

FrontPage Magazine, an online political magazine, posted a story by Managing Editor Ben Johnson titled “Sotomayor’s Racialist Judicial Activism,” that links to Felon Voting ProCon.org twice.


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127. Business Week / Red Oak, IA
June 16, 2009

BusinessWeek magazine’s website Business Exchange linked to our chart of studies related to the core question “Should prescription drugs be advertised directly to consumers?” on Prescription Drug Ads ProCon.org. The link was added by Business Week Senior Science Writer, Arlene Weintraub.

 


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126. WPRI / East Providence, RI  
June 9, 2009

WPRI, a CBS-affiliate television station in
Rhode Island and part of

Massachusetts
, posted a story on its website by reporter Nancy Krause titled “RI Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Compassion Center Bill,” that linked to our chart of 13 states with legal medical marijuana on Medical Marijuana ProCon.org.


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125. The Raw Story / Washington, DC  
June 6, 2009

The Raw Story, an online news website founded in 2004, linked to Immigration ProCon.org in an article titled “Schwarzenegger ‘Happy’ Illegal Immigrants Have Access to Health Care, Education,” written by Joe Byrne. The article linked to a question on our site about whether the 1994 Californian Proposition 187 was a good piece of legislation.


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124. The Telegraph / Alton, IL  
May 30, 2009

The Telegraph, a daily newspaper covering five counties in

Illinois
, published an article by reporter Laura Griffith titled “Sides Split over Medical Marijuana Bill,” that linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org.

 


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123. Thom Hartmann Radio Program / Portland, OR
May 19, 2009

The website for the Thom Hartmann Radio Program, broadcast daily on more than 60 stations nationwide and on XM and Sirius Satellite radio, linked to Death Penalty ProCon.org as a resource for additional information for the May 19, 2009 show.

 

 


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122. New York Times / New York, NY  
May 19, 2009

The New York Times, in a May 19, 2009 article titled “Is Manny Ramirez Really All That Bad?” by Randy Cohen – aka The Ethicist, linked to Sports and Drugs ProCon.org.

 

 


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121. Raw Story / Washington, DC  
May 18, 2009

The Raw Story, an online alternative media publication ranked in the top 16,000 out of 16,000,000 websites (as of May 22, 2009), published an article on May 18, 2009, by its Editor, John Byrne, titled “Supreme Court Action Upholds Medical Marijuana.” The article referenced the ProCon.org chart of state laws on medical marijuana.

 


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120. Kankakee Daily Journal / Kankakee, IL
Apr. 16, 2009

The Kankakee Daily Journal, a daily newspaper serving a five county region south of Chicago, published an article by reporter Leila Noelliste titled “Medical Marijuana Has Its Drawbacks” that referenced ProCon.org.

The article contains portions of an interview with ProCon.org’s Managing Editor about the pros and cons of Marinol as compared to medical marijuana.

 


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119. The Columbian / Vancouver, WA
Apr. 16, 2009

The editors of The Columbian, the daily newspaper serving Clark County, Washington, wrote an editorial titled “In our view April 16: Progress for Felons” which referenced Felon Voting ProCon.org.



 


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118. Orlando Sentinel / Orlando, FL
Apr. 9, 2009

The “Today’s Buzz” section of the Orlando Sentinel on April 9, 2009 explored a medical marijuana initiative in Florida. ProCon.org was one of three organizations linked as a resource for more information about medical marijuana.


 

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117. Courier News / Elgin, IL
Apr. 4, 2009

The Courier News, the daily newspaper of Elgin, Illinois and surrounding cities, referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org in a story by reporter Charity Bonner titled “Politicians, Doctors Conflicted Over Medical Marijuana.” The article included one link only – ours – and said “Visit https://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/ for more information on the topic.”

 

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116. Choice / Middletown, CT
Apr. 2009

ProCon.org was recommended in the April 2009 issue of CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, an official publication of the American Library Association. The publication is subscription-based, and it goes out to 35,000 librarians, faculty, and related entities. The reviewer, J.A. Knapp of Pennsylvania State University at Altoona, wrote in part:

“Pros of this resource include its ease of use, content, and organization, which are quite good for a free resource. Sites are balanced and well documented, offering source documents, maps, and time lines.”


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115. Toward Freedom / New York, NY
Mar. 26, 2009

Toward Freedom, a publication for “progressive” news since 1952, referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org twice in an article by Dr. Shawna L. Swanberg titled “Is This Watched Pot About to Boil?” The article mentioned our medical marijuana surveys page and our state laws page.

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114. Sacramento Bee / Sacramento, CA
Mar. 25, 2009

The Sacramento Bee, the daily newspaper of Sacramento since 1857 and one of the 25 largest circulating dailies in the United States, referenced Voting Machines ProCon.org in a prominent link titled “Read arguments for and against the use of electronic voting machines.”

 

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113. The Guardian / London, England
Mar. 23, 2009

The Guardian, one of the largest circulating newspapers in England, published an article by capital punishment expert Richard Dieter titled “Time to Put Down the Death Penalty” that linked to Death Penalty ProCon.org.

 

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112. Washington Post / Washington, DC
Mar. 20, 2009

The Washington Post, in a Health article by Jennifer Huget titled “A New Wind A-Blowin’ for Medical Marijuana?,” contained a link to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org.

 

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111. Worthington Daily Globe / Worthington, MN
Mar. 20, 2009

The Worthington Daily Globe, the daily newspaper of Worthington, Minnesota, published an article by reported Justine Wettschrek titled “Medical Marijuana Gets Thumbs-Down from Local Law Enforcement” that referenced ProCon.org. The article said in part:

“At ProCon.org, a list of the top 10 pros and cons of medical marijuana was compiled, with quotes from doctors, medical associations and researchers chiming in on both sides of the issue.” It concluded with “For more information, visit https://www.medicalmarijuana.procon.org/
 


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110. Meridian Star / Meridian, MS
Mar. 20, 2009

The Meridian Star in
Meridian, Mississippi featured an opinion article by Managing Editor Steve Gillespie titled “Listless Over Lists” that referenced only one website, procon.org. The article said in part:

“Check out www.procon.org, where you can find lists of reasons to be for and against things like the death penalty, euthanasia, legalized prostitution, whether ‘under God’ should be in the Pledge of Allegiance and more fun stuff like that.”
 


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109. Inland Empire Weekly / Corona, CA
Mar. 19, 2009

The Inland Empire Weekly, the largest circulating weekly newspaper in the Inland Empire region of Southern California, published an article by David Silva titled “Medical Pot Still Generating a Lot of Fire” that referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org. The article contained a link to one website only – ours.

 

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108. Daily Iowan / Iowa City, IA
Mar. 13, 2009

The Daily Iowan, in a Mar. 13, 2009 article by writer Shawn Gude titled “Medicinal Pot Fails in Iowa” referenced ProCon.org. The article mentioned that 13 states had legalized medical marijuana and that “none of which border Iowa – according to the nonprofit site ProCon.org.”

 

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107. WCCO / Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN
Mar. 11, 2009

WCCO, a CBS-affiliate television station in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, aired a story about the potential passage of a medical marijuana law in Minnesota. Reporter Pat Kessler wrote an accompanying online article titled “Reality Check: Medical Marijuana Path to Approval?” that linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org twice in the article’s references to the 13 states with legal medical marijuana.

 

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106. The Telegraph / Alton, IL
Mar. 4, 2009

The Telegraph, the daily newspaper of Alton, Illinois, published an article on Mar. 4, 2009 by reporter Laura Griffith titled “Illinois House Committee OK’s Medical Use of Marijuana” that referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org as one of the four suggested links for more information.

 

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105. CBS News / New York, NY
Mar. 4, 2009

CBS News, on the “Health” homepage of its national website, referenced ProCon.org as the first link its “Web Resources” section.
The link titled “ProCon.org” pointed directly to the “1-minute Overview” on our Medical Marijuana ProCon.org website.
 

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104. Philanthropy Journal / Raleigh, NC
Feb. 24, 2009

Philanthropy Journal, an online publication focused on nonprofit news and resources, published an article on Feb. 24, 2009 titled “Top Nonprofit Employers Named” that referenced ProCon.org. The article highlighted the fact that ProCon.org had been awarded the 2009 ” Best Place to Work For” Award by Opportunity Knocks.


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103. WAMC-Northeast Public Radio / Albany, NY
Feb. 12, 2009

WAMC Northeast Public Radio near Albany NY, aired a program by Susan Barnett about “The Economics of Marijuana” in which she interviewed ProCon.org Managing Editor, Kamy Akhavan, along with others. She called ProCon.org a “nonprofit educational organization which examines both sides of hot button issues. ProCon takes no stand. It simply offers evidence.”

We have made this five minute interview available for free download as an MP3 audio file (1.8 MB). Click here to listen to the interview now, or right click and select “save as” to save to your computer and listen later. The ProCon.org reference begins at the 2:34 mark.



102.  Star Tribune / Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Feb. 10, 2009

The Star Tribune, a daily newspaper based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota published an article titled
“Obama Has Hinted at Support for Medical Marijuana” in which journalist Bob von Sternberg discussed the possibility of Minnesota legalizing medical marijuana. He then wrote, “For a rundown on what the other 13 states have done, go to www.ProCon.org.”


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101.  Examiner.com / Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 6, 2009

Examiner.com, a local news and information online magazine operating in 60 major markets, published an article on Feb. 6, 2009 by its Nutrition Examiner, Annie Kay, that referenced ProCon.org. The article titled “Marijuana and Nutrition; Does It Really Help?,” linked to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org twice.


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100. The Legality / Eugene, OR
Feb. 5, 2009

The Legality, an online law journal, links to Prostitution ProCon.org four times in an article by author Nick Caleb titled “A Whirlwind Tour of the World’s Oldest Profession: Prostitution.”


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99. Sports Central / Charlotte, NC
Feb. 5, 2009

Sports Central, a sports fan commentary blog/magazine, referenced ProCon.org repeatedly in an article titled “Taking a Stand on Performance-Enhancing Drugs” by Sean Crowe. He took us to task for presenting his views on performance enhancing drugs as “not clearly pro or con” and he wrote an entire article explaining his position in no uncertain terms. The article contained one link and three references to ProCon.org.


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98. WLPO 1220 AM /Oglesby, IL
Jan. 25, 2009

WLPO in Oglesby, Illinois interviewed ProCon.org’s Managing Editor, Kamy Akhavan, for about 17 minutes on John Small’s Saturday morning show. Topics discussed included performance enhancing drugs in sports, the Big Three bailout, milk, and other topics that ProCon.org explores. John Small had first suggested the topic of steroids in sports to ProCon.org back in Feb. 26, 2006. He said he was pleased that we had developed our website Sports and Drugs ProCon.org, and he encouraged his listeners to make donations to us.

We have made this interview available for free download as an MP3 audio file (3.8 MB). Click here to listen to the interview now, or right click and select “save as” to save to your computer and listen later.



97. Salem-News.com / Salem, OR
Jan. 25, 2009

SalemNews.com, a locally owned news service for Salem, OR and surrounding areas, referenced ProCon.org. The article “Illegal Drugs: Part Three – Public Policy & Limited Research” by Dorsett Bennett discussed medical marijuana among other subjects, and it acknowledged using “materials from ProCon.org.”


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96. Popular Science / New York, NY
Jan. 7, 2009

Popular Science magazine, in an online article titled “What Counts as Drug Use in Sports” by “The Score” columnist Brett Zarda, featured an entire article about ProCon.org.

The article included a link to ProCon.org, and it stated in part:

“Every issue has two sides and at ProCon.org they offer the pros and cons to each. From politics to prostitution to the death penalty, the non-partisan nonprofit organization has invited experts to offer their unbiased, differing, opinions on controversial issues since 2004. The latest topic on the forum? Drug use in sports…

The sports topic, still new, has 30 questions and more than 250 responses from 200 sports experts (Lance Armstrong, Gene Upshaw, Gary Wadler, etc). The site goes to great length to stress that what they present is ‘intended for the public, policy makers, the media, scholars, scientists, and students. It is not represented as science, but rather as a compilation of the best Pro, Con, or General Reference responses we can find on each site’s core question and related issues.’ Sounds better than much of the so-called science available elsewhere on the Web and well worth a read.”


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95. Sand Mountain Reporter / Albertville, AL
Jan. 3, 2009

The Sand Mountain Reporter of Albertville, Alabama referenced ProCon.org in a Jan. 3, 2009 article by reporter Lionel Green titled “’Divided’ City?” about immigration in Alabama.

The article discussed the actions of Aylene Sepulveda, a legal assistant for an attorney in Birmingham, AL whose clientele are 95% Hispanic. She attended an Albertville City Council meeting to speak on behalf of the local Hispanic community. The article explained in part:

“Sepulveda distributed information from ProCon.org, an independent nonprofit group whose goal is to promote education of controversial issues by presenting both sides.”


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94. The Real News Network / Toronto, Canada
Jan. 1, 2009

The Real News, a television news and documentary network of mostly online news casts, listed ProCon.org under its “Other Sources” column.


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