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The legalization of marijuana

Author: Noël Merino
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016]
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The national debate over the legalization of marijuana is heating up as states begin to legalize its use for medicinal and recreational purposes. The title in the Greenhaven series deepens the discussion on marijuana should it be legal or not? Does it help or harm users? Should medicinal use only be allowed? Answers to these questions will be debated for years to come"--
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Genre/Form: Young adult non-fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noël Merino
ISBN: 9780737775563 0737775564 9780737775570 0737775572
OCLC Number: 915775178
Description: 240 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Has the prohibition against marijuana been successful? Drug prohibition has failed and needs to end / Law Enforcement Against Prohibition ; Marijuana prohibition policies simply need to be refined / Jamie Chandler and Skylar Young ; The scandal of racist marijuana arrests--and what to do about it / Harry Levine ; Pot possession and the police / Heather Mac Donald ; Marijuana prohibition is ineffective and unpopular / Marijuana Policy Project ; Two states defy feds with full marijuana legalization / Alex Newman --
Ch. 2. Is marijuana use harmful? Marijuana has harmful individual and social consequences / National Institute on Drug Abuse ; Marijuana has been used for centuries and is relatively safe / Paul Armentano ; Research shows that marijuana use is safer than alcohol use / Marijuana Policy Project ; Marijuana use and alcohol use are dangerous for society / Sven-Olov Carlsson ; Marijuana trafficking and use are linked with crime / Charles D. Stimson ; Marijuana legalization leads to a reduction in crime / Jeffrey A. Miron --
Ch. 3. Should use of medical marijuana be legal? Marijuana should be legalized for medical use / Drug Policy Alliance ; The marijuana plant should not be legalized for medical use / Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. (DFAF) ; Patients should be allowed to grow marijuana plants for medicine / Americans for Safe Access ; Research does not support the use of the marijuana plant as medicine / National Institute on Drug Abuse ; The federal government has ended the ban on medical marijuana / Evan Halper ; Congress should pass a bill to reclassify marijuana for medical use / Debra J. Saunders --
Ch. 4. Should recreational use of marijuana be legal? Research supports continued prohibition of marijuana / Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) ; There would be many negative effects from marijuana legalization / American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) ; Marijuana should be fully legalized, not just decriminalized / Drug Policy Alliance ; Marijuana should not be legalized / Charles "Cully" Stimson ; Majority continues to support pot legalization in U.S. / Lydia Saad ; Legalizing cannabis is more than just a yes or no decision / Rosalie Pacula and Beau Kilmer.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Noël Merino, book editor.

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"The national debate over the legalization of marijuana is heating up as states begin to legalize its use for medicinal and recreational purposes. The title in the Greenhaven series deepens the discussion on marijuana should it be legal or not? Does it help or harm users? Should medicinal use only be allowed? Answers to these questions will be debated for years to come"--

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