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Jake Campbell
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Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:03pm
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The topic I have decided to write my paper on is the legalization of marijuana. I decided on this topic because I think it is representative of a current issue in our country. The arguments for both sides are legitimate. In addition, I think that this will be an interesting paper to write. I only know the major arguments for both sides, I do not know the details of those arguments and I am looking forward to learning more so I can really have an opinion with reason and substance behind it. I feel as if people are circumscribed to the notion that marijuana is bad because that is what it has been labeled as in society. I don’t think people really feel comfortable expressing their real opinion in fear of being judged. Furthermore, I am certain that many people are completely unaware of the fact that there is even an “in favor” side to this issue.
In fact, there is. The two sides are obviously whether marijuana should be legalized or not. There are several reasons for each that I could list off the top of my head but I think I’ll wait until I write the paper to say them because otherwise I will likely start weighing pros and cons to everything I say. I think the biggest issues I will have writing this paper will be finding good sources referencing the “pro” side of the argument. I have never searched it but for some reason I have the feeling that finding a primary article that argues in favor of the legalization of Mary Jane will be somewhat difficult. I think another challenge I will have to overcome while writing this paper will be refraining from taking a side. I know that I will catch myself at least once representing one side of the argument a little heavier than the other. But as I stated before, I will be learning, so perhaps my opinion will change in the process of writing this paper. Then again maybe it will just be reinforced and will even more opinionated on the issue.

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