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Kari Wischnowsky
3/1 Discussion
Fri Mar 1, 2013 4:44pm
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I honestly had not given much thought as to what I wanted to write about for my annotated bibliography assignment before our discussion last class period. When you suggested doing it on a topic that we could use for the issue essay, I thought that would be a good idea because it would save a lot of time and hassle if I already had all of my sources picked and read when it comes time to begin working on that assignment. The topic I had already pretty much decided on for my issue essay is the legalization of marijuana. This is a very controversial topic that has come up a lot in recent years and there are clearly two sides to the debate. I am interested in learning about the different medical benefits that marijuana can have as well as the potential dangers of it. Many people say that marijuana is good for numerous different ailments, and I would like to know which rumors are actually backed up by evidence and which ones are not. I would also like to know what led to the decision to make marijuana illegal in the first place and what direction America is leaning toward as far as its legalization goes. It is also interesting to think about how the legalization of marijuana would impact the countryís economy and society in general.
I also think this topic is a good choice for this assignment because it should not be difficult at all to find relevant sources that meet the date range requirement. The debate over the legalization of marijuana has grown very intense over the past few years and it has become a fairly common topic of discussion, so there should be an ample supply of recent information on this subject. I plan to use the ECU library website to find my sources, like I do with every research project. I feel like I know how to navigate the site pretty well and Iím familiar with how to filter out the older sources. At the moment, I cannot think of any questions I have for class on Monday but it would be nice to get a refresher on what exactly goes in each entry on the annotated bibliography.

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