An Analysis of Marijuana Policy Proposals

Your paper should accomplish each of the following objectives:
1. Clearly and specifically describe a marijuana policy (or a related set of marijuana policies) you prefer.
2. Citing the evidence and arguments presented throughout this course, make predictions about the outcomes of your preferred policy if it were implemented. If your preferred policy reflects current policies or the status quo, then describe actual outcomes produced by the current system.
3. Discuss the potential costs and benefits of your preferred policy. Be sure to identify who bears the costs and who reaps the benefits. Explain how your personal values and principles influence what you classify as a cost or benefit and how you assign different importance or weight to them.
4. Briefly explain how your preferred policy would affect you personally. Demonstrate insight and critical thinking.

5. Compare and contrast your preferred policy with the positions of any two of the following five authors: Mitch Earleywine (see his Chapter 12: Final Thoughts), Angela Hawken, Jon Caulkins, Mark Kleiman, or Beau Kilmer (see their Chapter 16: What Do the Authors Think about.)

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