Should Marijuana be Legalized or Should It Remain Illegal?
Michigan Technological University
Abstract Marijuana has been on both the good and bad side of people’s opinion. However, the pros outweigh the cons. The research of the paper is both from the opinion of the writer and other people’s ideas as well. Marijuana is important for many reasons such as medicinal purposes. It can be used to treat people that are sick. Some questions that may occur are: What kinds of things can marijuana treat? What other things about marijuana make it so great? Are there any arguments that is not that great of a thing? All these should be covered in the paper. The method is research articles and finding good supporting details. To show that this topic is very important and worth making an argument out of. Marijuana is not as bad as everyone thinks and is very significant. Some results I found were that it is very even on each side of the spectrum. A lot of people want marijuana legalized and a lot want it to stay illegal. Marijuana can and should be legalized because it increases the economy, it can be used for medicinal purposes, and it decreases the crime rate. Some of my keywords are marijuana, crime, economy, and medicinal. The conclusion is that the pros outweigh the odds. Marijuana can have a very big impact in someone’s life. It can heal them when they are in pain. It can pick someone up and put them on their feet by providing jobs. It can also
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