Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana Legalization

Format APA

Volume of 5 pages (1375 words)
Assignment type : Term paper
In this assignment you will examine the debates on relaxing laws prohibiting marijuana and on approving marijuana for medicinal purposes. Imagine that you have been asked to participate as the moderator in a debate on the legalization of marijuana. You will prepare brief opening remarks to the debate in which you address both the pros and cons of making marijuana available freely or on a controlled basis. Specifically, you will need to provide your audience with the following information :

The psychopharmacological properties of the substance
How widely the substance is used
If the substance is addictive
The side effects that the substance has
The effects of criminalizing the substance
Problems that might be caused or prevented by decriminalizing the substance
Specific groups that are impacted most by criminalizing or decriminalizing this disorder.
Recommendation for the substance be made available for recreational, medical, or other use under controlled circumstances
Support your assignment with the references from scholarly websites or peer-reviewed journals published in the past 5 years that you located in Week 5. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.


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