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Several states have recently legalized medical marijuana as well as recreational marijuana fully because it is against federal law (that darn supremacy clause).
In the past, the federal government has stated it would not interfere with states who wanted to legalize marijuana. However, the current administration has hinted that they are interested in beginning to prosecute people in states where marijuana has been legalized. There is also the concern of a high-profile media incident (a death, an up tick in DWI, a scandal) that scares Congress into making a knee-jerk reaction remains to be seen. It still leaves the question – should marijuana and/or other drugs be legalized?
Students will write:
1. Begin with a well developed introductory paragraph.
2. Three reasons that Schedule 1 drugs should remain illegal, explaining your reasons. Yes, even those of you who REALLY want drugs legal will need to concede three legitimate reasons they should be kept illegal – even if you disagree, and explain why they are legitimate concerns. You need to develop each reason into an independent paragraph with supporting data or information to support your argument. So, you should have three separate paragraphs of the reasons you think that Schedule 1 drugs should remain illegal. For example, if one reason you use is that they should remain illegal because they would lead to more crime make sure in your argument to look up crime related to drug use, incarceration and drug crimes or any other data that would support your argument.
2.Three reasons Schedule 1 drugs should be legalized, explain your reasons. You need to develop each reason into an independent paragraph with supporting data or information to support your argument. So, you should have three separate paragraphs of the reasons you think that Schedule 1 drugs should be legalized. For example, if one reason you use is that they should be legalized because they would lead to a higher tax base, then look up states that have legalized some Schedule 1 drugs and how is has impacted their tax base and what they have been able to do with those increased funds. Also, which drugs should be legalized? Why not all of them?
3. Then I want you to pick a side and explain why. Develop a solid paragraph explaining your opinion.
4. Finally, draft a solid conclusion paragraph.
One-sided papers will be graded harshly. The point of college is to explore other options. If you end up back where you started that is ok, but you must at least understand where the other side is coming from.
The rules: Remember, this needs to be at least four pages of solid, thoughtful material in order to even be considered for full credit. Students receiving all 100 points usually turn in papers of at least 5 pages. Have some fun with it, but remember this is an academic paper. No cussing or slang, use proper grammar and proof-read before sending, use the spell-checker, do not end a sentence with a question mark (you are supposed to answer questions, not ask them), et cetera.
Do not put headings at the top of your paper as it does not count towards your page minimum.