there is a section that introduces the topic, then two authors
write about each side of the argument, presenting both sides, and
then a conclusion.
Option 2: Should Laws Prohibiting Marijuana Use Be Relaxed? Article: ShouldMarijuanaLawBeRelaxed.pdf a Questions: 1. Historically, what were the arguments used against marijuana use? Which arguments lacked validity and have not been supported? Which arguments do you consider valid? 2. How much do a drug’s legal status and criminal penalties associated with its possession and use influence whether someone will or will not use a drug? 3. If an easing of the laws resulted in much abuse and physical or psychological problems, how easy would it be to return to a more restrictive marijuana laws? 4. Is marijuana a “gateway drug”? In other words, does early marijuana use increase the chance that someone will move on to using “harder” drugs like cocaine or heroin? What logic or information supports or refutes this classification of marijuana as a “gateway drug”? 5. After reading both positions, which one do you agree with? Why? Which one had a strongly argument using evidence?