Legalize or demonize?
Marijuana has been a part of culture for centuries and has even been cultivated and sold by prominent members of American society. I chose the topic because of the political implications that have become an issue within the last decade and wanted to be able to make an informed decision. A more personal second reason why I chose this topic is due to personal interactions. Both I and my family have been affected by marijuana; I grew out of it and moved on with my life, but some dear to me have yet to move on and I cannot help but to inquire why. Many people have questions about the topic of marijuana regarding legality, effects, long term effects, and why is it so controversial? With that in mind I had several questions I wanted answered when I picked my topic.
For the most part, my questions with this topic were so: Why is it that some people who use marijuana seem to become addicted even though studies have found the drug to be non-habit forming? Is there a certain type of people who just have extremely addictive personalities, or are just pre-genetically disposed to addiction? Another question I asked was if a seemingly large majority of America wants to legalize marijuana and heavily regulate it, what would be the negative and positive outcomes of this for our people and our economy? With previously stating that some people become addicted to things much faster than others; what would happen if marijuana was legal for everyone? With very high prices for marijuana what would the possibility be for taxation if marijuana were legal? Would legalization of marijuana dramatically reduce the price and therefore diminish the possibility of taxing the substance with success? There are no tell all sources, or gifted physic that can predict our future or answer every question, and not all of these questions can be answered lest congress, the Food and Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, and all other presiding...