The two arguments use ethos pathos and logos

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decreased drug related deaths due to the open environment in which they will be held. The two arguments use ethos, pathos, and logos effectively. The argument for restricting marijuana uses pathos to reach out to people that wish to help people avoid addiction. They also use logos to prove that addiction has been going down in the U.S. using statistics that are cited. Finally this side uses ethos to tell people that it isn’t right for the government to legalize marijuana and empower when it has been so active in the fight against these dangerous drugs. However in the article that is for the legalization, it uses pathos when it says that substituting alcohol with marijuana can save lives by taking the danger away from usage. It also uses logos
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when it says that ten billion dollars annually is spent to fight the “War on Drugs”. Finally ethos is used when we are compared to the society that allowed a thug like Al Capone to come to power by restricting usage. It merely changes the hands of who makes the money. I personally believe that marijuana is not a dangerous drug and therefore should be legalized. I also believe however that marijuana has addictive properties and those who use heavily often make marijuana as much as a necessity as having three meals a day. My fear, and the reason I do not smoke, is because it does have an influence on the lives of users and it is not a positive one. However most things in excess can be bad for health, in this sense marijuana is no different. The articles showed me that both sides have their benefits and I believe there is a middle ground that can be achieved.
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