ENG1101 Legalization of Medical Marijuana

Question Description

Research Project Assignment


Statement of the assignment

Researching an Issue to Create a Call to Action

This research assignment involves idea generation (freewriting), focused research, synthesis of collected data and generated text, and presentation of findings in the form of a short-length research paper.

Elements of this assignment

  • Statement of the issue at hand (1 page) which expresses your understanding of the context in which this issue is situated
  • Dialogue (two 1-page position statements, each of which reflects your findings on two conflicting sides of your researched topic)
  • Persuasive essay, or peroration, drawn from research (1-2 pages; this will most likely become the draft of your “call to action” which proposes a solution)
  • Works Cited page, along with a photocopy or printout of the first body page of each source used
  • Final Draft of paper which incorporates your argument and the major positions at stake within this topic (1000 word essay, 4-6 pages, typed, double spaced, 12 point standard font)
  • Metaletter

Research Topics

Your assignment for this research essay is to analyze a current social, environmental, or political issue and provide a recommendation for action. These topics are quite broad; for this essay project you will choose a topic and narrow it sufficiently to create a compelling, researchable, and arguable thesis.

For each of these topics, literally millions of pages have already been written. What I want from you is an exploration of the topic that gets several layers beneath the surface. What is the biggest debate in your topic area? Explore it in your dialogue. Then decide for yourself what matters, what people need to know, and what needs to happen. You might argue for systematic healthcare for children in America; you might argue for (or against) tying high-stakes testing to school funding; you might argue that leveling the standards in schools hurts more students than it helps, or that VA funding and support need to increase. Whatever it is, drill down, get the meaty information, and see what seems to matter.

You’ll need at least 2 sources for this essay.

Please note: Several topics are off limits for this project:

  • Gun Control
  • Abortion
  • the Death Penalty
  • The Wall
  • anything to do with Welfare.

Final Answer


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Marijuana has been used for medicinal purpose for over 500 years. In the 1900s, the use
of marijuana for medical purpose began to decrease due to the arrival of other substitute drugs.
Synthetic and injectable opiates drugs as barbiturates and aspirin began to substitute the use of
cannabis as a medical drug in the 1900s, since they showed to be helpful than marijuana. The
Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 made marijuana so costly to acquire that the use as a medicine drug
come to a stop. Although today illegal, marijuana is used for both recreational and medical
purposes by the majority of the Americans. There are various arguments both against and for the
re-legalization of marijuana for medicinal purpose. Perhaps the most controversial issues of the
legalization of marijuana today is whether the drug would be of great help as a medicinal drug or
would many American take-ups this advantage and use it for recreational purposes.
Marijuana is the dried stems, flowers, seeds, and leaves of the cannabis indica or
cannabis sativa plant. It is the most used illicit drug in the world, commonly used by young
people. Legalization of marijuana for medical purpose in most States have affected how many
people view the use of marijuana. Although, the use of marijuana has numerous health effect,
including mental effect, physical effect, and emotional effect, is normally beneficial for eating
disorder, pains, and migraines. Marijuana is a group in the schedule I drug by the Drug
enforcement agency; together with LSD, hashish, heroin, designer drugs, and methaqualone. All
these drugs have unpredictable effects and may...

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