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  • A Modest Proposal for Marijuana
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    Marijuana is becoming more accepted in Western society, and it should become fully accepted. That is, marijuana should be legalized. Marijuana offers many benefits that completely dwarf the dangers. Marijuana offers uses across a broad range of categories from industrial, to medical and recreatio
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  • Legalizing Marijuana
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  • Legalization of Marijuana
    Marijuana; to be [legalized] or not to be? That is the question that has been asked for decades. Controversy has surrounded the topic of marijuana legalization for Americans since the beginning of the nineteenth century. Hemp, or the marijuana plant was first brought to the United States on the May
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  • A Closer Look at Medical Marijuana
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  • The Social Impact of Drug Abuse
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  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
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  • the Practice of Social Research
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  • Society and Drug Use: a Sociological Perspective
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  • Contemporary Social Issues in India
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  • Arizona Medical Marijuana Overview
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  • Research Essay on Legalization of Marijuana
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