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Legalizing Marijuana
     

Legalizing Marijuana

by Paul Ruschmann
 

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In the 1960s, marijuana was a symbol of protest, and the legal system's response to its influence pitted one generation against another. Years later, public officials seek to maintain public support for the current policy of marijuana prohibition, even though many Americans believe the dangers of marijuana have been exaggerated. Those who contend that stringent

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In the 1960s, marijuana was a symbol of protest, and the legal system's response to its influence pitted one generation against another. Years later, public officials seek to maintain public support for the current policy of marijuana prohibition, even though many Americans believe the dangers of marijuana have been exaggerated. Those who contend that stringent marijuana laws do more harm than good urge lawmakers to follow the lead of countries that have adopted more liberal marijuana policies. Legalizing Marijuana, Second Edition explores the complex issues in this emotional debate that places two deeply held values-an individual's right to be left alone and the government's interest in protecting its citizens from harm-against one another.

Each book in the Point/Counterpoint series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view; sidebars cite laws, opinions, and court cases to aid in critical analysis; appendices help students conduct legal research; and all sources are fully documented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791074831
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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