As efforts to make marijuana legal for medicinal use continue to gain momentum, researchers are studying the effects of the nation’s most popular illicit drug – and several are sounding notes of caution. Researchers are exploring the risks of dependence, developing more effective interventions for marijuana users who want to quit, studying withdrawal, and evaluating medicinal uses of marijuana’s main active chemical, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
In a 3-5-page paper, evaluate the debate regarding the legalization of marijuana, both for medicinal purposes as well as overall legalization for recreational purposes. Provide both arguments for and against marijuana legalization, as well as how this fits into your position regarding legalization. Provide citations and reference page from at least two (2) scholarly resources. You may refer to chapters 10 and 38 in Doweiko, as well as other published sources.