The legalization of marijuana is a very large and current debate in the United States. Eighteen states and Washington, D.C. have already legalized medical use of marijuana, and Washington and Colorado have gone a step further and legalized regulated recreational use. The purpose of this paper is to persuade voters to push the federal government to legalize marijuana, at least for medical use.
I originally thought that I wanted to write my White Paper on something regarding the environment since that is a strong interest of mine. My past two proposals were on the topic of coal mining and coal-fired power plants, but after doing some initial research I decided that I chose that topic because it seemed safe. On top of that, it seems pretty boring as well! I have decided to change my topic to the legalization of marijuana since I wrote a blog post on the topic and enjoyed learning about it.