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Matthew Bowen
4/13 Discussion
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:06pm
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For my issue paper, I have decided on the topic of the legalization of marijuana. I have chosen this topic because I think it is a big issue in todayís world. There is always a controversy stirring about the legalization of marijuana. Often times people hold legalization rallies and other ways of promoting marijuana as a medical treatment. The two sides that my paper would consist of are the side for the legalization of marijuana and the side against it. The people that are for legalization hold the argument that it is used for medical purposes, rather than just getting high. Marijuana can be used to treat glaucoma, insomnia, and other medical issues. From this side, people make marijuana out to be an all-natural plant that can treat most anything. The other side of the argument is that marijuana is a drug, just like cocaine or heroin and should remain illegal. Some people believe that marijuana is just the first step, and it leads to other hard drugs. Also, marijuana is believed to make people lazy and ruin their lives. I believe that the hardest part about writing this paper will be finding reliable sources. There are many people that will just post their own opinions on the internet and these are not all true. All the facts behind both sides are fabricated into how they want them to sound. It also may be difficult for me to write because I am pro-legalization and do not know how I would write for the other side. I can say though, that I am excited to write this paper because this is a very interesting topic to write about. This paper will prove to be more than just another research paper.

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