Essay on Pro Side of a Debate

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Debate Topic Pro Side
Bradley Switter
10/20/2014
BCOM 275
Mr. Jenkins

Debate Topic Pro Side
The highly controversial topic of legalization of marijuana has many different angles to look at from both the pros and cons of the topic. We will discuss the pros of this topic and some of the benefits of legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical use in the United States,
The first pro for legalization we will will look at is the medical side. Marijuana has
The next reason for the chose of legalization of marijuana was not only the legalization of just marijuana in general, but the debate of medical marijuana. In 1972, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act because they considered
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This could also create jobs, as with regulating marijuana, it would mean that there would be standards that would have to be checked and meet. There would be people that would have to work for the companies that produce it and check it for safety standards. This seems like a win, win situation for both federal and state governments. The last area to look at would be the area of safety of the general population. According to data from the Denver Police Department, violent crime (including homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) fell by 6.9% in the first quarter of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013. Property crime (including burglary, larceny, auto theft, theft from motor vehicle and arson) dropped by 11.1% (Delmore,2014). These are some very interesting numbers so to the average every day person, the decrease in crime means a safer place to live.
As you can see there are some very good consideration on the positive side of the debate of legalization of marijuana. I think as one looks at the crime rate decrease and the medical uses, they can see a positive effect that this can on our society. You must remember these are just a few of things that are a positive and there are others to be discussed. Legalization does definitely have a positive outlook.

References
Medical Marijuana, Pros and Cons. (9/19/2014). Retrieved from

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