Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Los Angeles Times Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Washington’s all-out ban on the medical use of marijuana is needlessly stringent. While most experts agree that marijuana can alleviate pain and nausea in patients suffering from life-threatening diseases like AIDS and cancer, federal law still classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning a substance without medicinal value. Drugs arguably more dangerous, like morphine and cocaine, by contrast may be prescribed as Schedule 2 drugs.”

“Put Wise Controls on Pot Law,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 16, 1999

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
   Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Description:

“The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 1.4 million and 2.5 million on Sunday, more than 22 million unique latimes.com visitors monthly and a combined print and online local weekly audience of 4.1 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for more than 133 years.”

“About Us,” latimes.com (accessed Oct. 6, 2015)

Mission:

None found

Other:
Daily Newspaper