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Unit 5 Midterm

Janice Smith
Professor Branch
January 17, 2011

Thesis – Marijuana should be legalized because it would aid in alleviating symptoms of certain medical conditions, reduce the cost of manpower associated with prosecuting these crimes and create jobs, which would stimulate the economy.

Seppa, Nathan. (6/19/2010). Not Just a High. Science News. Vol. 177. Issue 13. Pg. 16-20. Retrieved from

This article is an excellent source of information. It is recently dated, so I know that the information is up to date. The article goes in depth as to how marijuana is being used to treat medical conditions which is a part of my thesis. The author also cites many reliable sources to support his views. Starobin, Paul. (6/26/2010). California Goes To Pot. National Journal. Pg. 17. Retrieved from http: California Goes to Pot is an article that was written within the last 7 months. It contains information that is recent. The article gave me a lot of statistical information, which I need to back up my thesis statement. It talks about the costs involved from the police level all the way to the corrections level. This is also part of my thesis statement. Paul Starobin cites a variety of reliable resources, which also support my views.

Gieringer, Dale, Phd. Economics of Cannabis Legalization. Retrieved from I am a member of norml and I absolutely trust this website to give me the most reliable information about marijuana. Everyday there is a new article or information. This article was written by a reliable author. Economics of Cannabis Legalization discusses how the economy would be impacted if marijuana were to be legalized. This information will help with my thesis. Austin, James, Phd. Rethinking the Consequences of Decriminalizing Marijuana. (11/2/2005). Retrieved from Another great article from norml. It is a few years old, but...
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