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Legalizing Marijuana
This paper examines the debate to legalize marijuana.
# 50171 | 1,420 words | 6 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 29, 2004 in Criminology (Drugs Enforcement) , Sociology (General)

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The first part of the paper examines the arguments of the pro-legalization side, focusing on those who argue that the drug can have medicinal purposes. The next part then examines the potential dangers of legalized marijuana use, both to the individual and to public health, in general. In the conclusion, the paper argues that marijuana use is not a "victimless" crime. The potential dangers that marijuana presents to individual and public health are best upheld by keeping marijuana illegal.

From the Paper:

"Recent ballot initiatives in states like California and Oregon asking for the decriminalization of marijuana use reveals a growing public acceptance of marijuana. The perception that marijuana is not dangerous has made drug enforcement even more difficult. Indeed, the debate over marijuana goes beyond health concerns, and touches issues such as crime and privacy as well."

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