Many years ago, in 1988, according to MarketWatch, less than 25% of Americans supported marijuana. Now, a movement has begun in the recent years supporting legalization. Why have social attitudes changed and how exactly have they changed? How has legalization of marijuana in certain states changed a
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Forum III - Marijuana
Currently, the unauthorized possession of any amount of cannabis/marijuana is a crime in New Zealand. However recently, there have been many policies being put forward regarding decriminalization vs legalization of marijuana. In my mind legalization is synonymous to commercialization where as decrim
While looking through the news, I found an interesting article about the supposed "secret weapon" of the marijuana industry; women. The article linked below claims that women " are key to the cannabis movement" , holding 27% of all executive positions in the newly blooming industry. https://www.fo
What studies have been done proving short and long term consequences of marijuana use and what were the results? Are there any neurological effects of using the drug? Should there be laws restricting amounts of the drug that can be used in a certain period of time?
https://www.aclu.org/report/report-war-marijuana-black-and-white?redirect=criminal-law-reform/war-marijuana-black-and-white Quick facts: Over-Policing: Between 2001 and 2010, there were over 8 million pot arrests in the U.S. That’s one bust every 37 seconds and hundreds of thousands ensnared in the
Over the course of the fierce debates between opponents and supporters of legalizing marijuana, many points of argument have been brought up. What do you think are the most compelling arguments for each side? What are some of the benefits of legalizing marijuana, and what are some potential problems
Many people agree that, if marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol and smoking (two legalized substances), marijuana ought to be legalized as well. But given that there are plenty of other drugs both less and more dangerous than alcohol, it seems using alcohol as a an arbitrary cutoff point is rath
Have you ever heard marijuana mentioned in songs? Clothing? Jokes? Do you think the public's projections of marijuana through art and social media is helping to normalize it? Or do you think the integration of the drug into the media is having a negative impact on a formative generation?
Amidst the controversy over the legality of marijuana, some U.S. states have decided to allow it, while others are adamant that marijuana should never be legalized. If you live in the U.S., is marijuana legal in your state? If you live outside of the U.S., what are the regulations on cannabis in you
As marijuana has become legalized, the expectation for market expansion and increased demand has led to an opening of job opportunities. In response, universities are starting to offer more marijuana and cannabis related courses. "Colorado State University offers a cannabis studies minor focusing
The discussion in this forum highlights several insightful ideas about the role of culture in this controversy. It seems that the legalization of marijuana has more to do with the public will, stigmas, and deep-rooted cultures than with purely scientific facts. For instance, people are fearful of ma
Legalizing marijuana in your given state, province or country has the additional benefit of being able to place a tax on the commercial sale of a drug normally sold on the black market: since they've passed legalization bills, California, Washington and Colorado have all generated more than $1 bill
What are some of the most recent or prominent examples of scientific research that have added fuel behind or against the legalization of marijuana? How has the addition of new, more credible research strengthened or weakened each side? And are there any potential problems with basing an argument en
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