Opposing Views on Legalization of Marijuana Annotated Bibliography

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google. com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiC-cvOzdbZAhWEuBQKHSGVA64QFgglMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Flawdigitalcommons. bc. edu%2Fbclr%2Fvol58%2Fiss3%2F3%2F&usg=AOvVaw0CMhWvjgyIsyxsFqxI_iqB According to Berch (863) marijuana should not be legalized due to the negative implications it has on the users. The author strongly opposes the laws aimed at legalization of marijuana because it may affect the neighbouring states that disregard and have laws against the legalization. As a result, of the international relations between different countries, the countries that legalize marijuana may make it difficult for those that have laws outlawing the use of cannabis. The spill over of the drug may affect the manner in which the neighbouring nations deal with the illegal use and sell of marijuana. However, this article is reliable and useful in any research that seeks to advocate or oppose the legalization of marijuana. Boudette E. Neal. Where Pedestrian Deaths Are Up, Is Marijuana to Blame? New York Times, Feb 28, 2018 https://www. nytimes. com/2018/02/28/business/pedestrian-deaths-marijuana. html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FMarijuana%20and%20Medical%20Marijuana Boudette’s article about the effects of marijuana on the New York Times, seeks to educate the public on the negative effects of marijuana on its users. The editor of the article argues that the number of road accidents has sharply risen since the laws legalizing marijuana were imposed. The increasing number of deaths is linked to the legalization of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes. In the first half of 2017, the number of pedestrian death has really increased as compared to the previous years.

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Boudette’s article is useful and credible in the research on the implications of legalizing marijuana because it cites the increasing number of road accidents as a result of impaired judgement that marijuana causes on the users. Complex News. Arguments Against Weed Legalization Debunked, YouTube, Dec 26, 2016 https://www. According to the judge, the plaintiffs ignorantly failed to consult the Drug Enforcement Administration to push for the exclusion of marijuana from the list of hazardous drugs that may adversely affect the health of the users. Judge Hellerstein of Manhattan’s federal court opposed the lawsuit because it lacked credible argument on the positive effects of marijuana. The article in the newspaper may be used as a source in conducting a research on the legalization of marijuana. Heilig, Markus, and William A. Carlezon. Despite the fact that marijuana may be used for medicinal purposes, its misuse may cause madness on the users.

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Heiling et al (391) article is useful and credible for any research on the legalization of marijuana because it explains madness as one of the effects of marijuana on the basis of scientific research. Husak, Douglas N, and Marneffe P. De. The Legalization of Drugs. Whenever laws are passed to legalize marijuana, the citizens are at liberty to access the drugs at their own will regardless of their age. Therefore, it is wise for governments to opposed and impose laws to curb misuse of illegal and dangerous drugs that may affect the users’ health (80). Huska’s book “The Legalization of Drugs” is very dependable, useful and credible in any research touching on the legalization of marijuana because it explains the points in detailed form. Bottom of Form.

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