The Legalization Of Marijuana For Recreational Purposes

1344 WordsJul 23, 20156 Pages
This is a paper pertaining to the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes. This is a concept that states has been considering and debating in their jurisdictions. First, this paper will explain why supporters of the legislation I researched believe marijuana should be legalized. Secondly, this paper will analyze the public policy issues associated with the legalization of marijuana for the legislation I selected, paying particular attention to newness and implementation of the legislation as well as how the state intends to simultaneously adhere to federal laws banning marijuana. Next, this paper will evaluate the public policy implications on other laws within this jurisdiction, such as driving under the influence and public intoxication. Then, this paper will demonstrate an understanding of the conflict between state and federal laws addressing marijuana laws, and how they are managing marijuana laws. Finally, this paper will explain how it relates the feasibility of recommendations to implementation with the idea of legalizing marijuana, and how the recommendations will be evaluated for success or retooling. First, this paper will explain why supporters of the legislation I researched believe marijuana should be legalized. A majority of people have come to agree that marijuana should be legal. This stat has change from the stiff opposition of just a few years ago. A majority of the country now supports full legalization, and three quarters of the
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