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

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