Examine the Debate of the Legalization of Marijuana

Examine the debates on relaxing laws prohibiting marijuana and on approving marijuana for medicinal purposes. Imagine that you have been asked to participate as the moderator in a debate on the legalization of marijuana. You will prepare brief opening remarks to the debate in which you address both the pros and cons of making marijuana available freely or on a controlled basis. Specifically, you will need to provide your audience with the following information : • The psychopharmacological properties of the substance • How widely the substance is used • If the substance is addictive • The side effects that the substance has • The effects of criminalizing the substance • Problems that might be caused or prevented by decriminalizing the substance • Specific groups that are impacted most by criminalizing or decriminalizing this disorder. •