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Andrew Brown Student ID# C02234882 4/24/2011 Term Paper Preliminary Plan 1. My topic is “Legalization of Marijuana.” 2. This topic is significant because over 16.7 million Americans over the age of twelve years old currently use marijuana at least once a month. I am interested in this topic because I know that the dangers of marijuana are greatly exaggerated. I know that there are many applications for marijuana to be extremely beneficial for recreational users and terminally ill patients. During the research of this topic I would like to find out more about the benefits of using marijuana recreationally and medicinally. 3. Thesis Statement – The legalization of marijuana would provide an economic stimulus by eliminating enforcement costs, court and imprisonment costs, and provide a new source of revenue through taxation. 4. Topic Sentences: 1. The US Government wastes 8.25 million dollars annually attempting to keep
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Unformatted text preview: marijuana off the streets. (This is a supporting detail, not a topic sentence. Repeat 2. the key words you used in your thesis to develop your first topic sentence.) [0] 3. Marijuana has been scientifically proven to provide healing powers; yet still most state laws subject individuals to arrest and imprisonment for using marijuana. 4. Legalization and taxation of Marijuana has the potential to provide a significant increase in the economic stimulus. 5. Marijuana gets a bad rap because of the way it is represented in movies and nationally televised anti-drug commercials. Marijuana needs to be seen for what it is and not for what it has been made out to be. When used properly the benefits of using marijuana are significant, taxing it would also be extremely helpful to the economy. Andrew Brown Student ID# C02234882 4/24/2011...
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