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Legalization Of Marijuana


has been an issue for a long time.
Marijuana was first brought up as an issue in 1915. It had since then
became a much bigger issue in the 1960's and is now being considered for
medical purposes in the 1990's. Some of the issue's faced can be
described as: Legalization for medical purposes and legalization for
insufficient reasons (i.e.: smoking it just for own joys ). ( Brownell, 71
).

As a classroom exercise in an upward division university course in
abnormal psychology, an instructor began assessing students attitudes
toward marijuana in 1965. Periodic surveys were continued since that time
because of their value in guiding classroom discussion on drug issues. (
Sommer, 67 ).

An ...

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would mean that there would be an increase in the amount of people
who would be caught and punished for possessing marijuana. ( Sommer, 67 ).

The annual survey of freshman, which has been sponsored by
American Counsel on Education since 1966, includes an item relating to the
legislation of marijuana. Austin, Green, and Korn ( 1987 ) indicated that
results over a twenty year period show distinctly conservative trends. (
Sommer, 67 ).

In 1968, for example, fewer than one in five students supported
legislation. The base of support increased consistently over the next
decade and by 1977 the majority of freshman ( 53% ) favored legislation.
Since that time there has been an equally sharp decline in interest. In
1985, only 22% of entering freshman supported legislation. A national
survey of high school seniors found increasing approval of marijuana
between 1975 and 1977, followed by a substantial reversal of that trend.
( Johnston, O'malley, and Bachman 1986; Johnston, ...

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