Legalizing Marijuana: Promises and Pitfalls

Legalizing Marijuana: Promises and Pitfalls

by Margaret J. Goldstein


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With the increase in states legalizing marijuana, understanding the debate about marijuana is more important than ever. Learn about the movement to legalize, the arguments on each side, and what it means for patients, state economies, and legal systems. Examine issues including the history of the movement toward legalization in the United States, efforts toward legalization around the globe, the risks/benefits of marijuana use, how it works in the body, safety regulations, economic impact of legalization, problems surrounding patchwork legalization across the nation, and the dark side of marijuana: addiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467792431
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Margaret J. Goldstein was born in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan. She is an editor and the author of many books for young readers. She lives in Palm Springs, California.

Table of Contents

1 A New Leaf 4

2 Marijuana Comes Full Circle 14

3 Marijuana as Medicine 32

4 For Better or Worse 48

5 R&R 60

6 Proceed with Caution 68

7 The Ganjapreneurs 80

Source Notes 90

Glossary 95

Selected Bibliography 96

Further Information 98

Index 100

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