Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Scholarship
Congratulations to the 2021 scholarship recipient, Alyssa Mitchell!
We would like to thank all of our applicants for participating in our contest and we are very excited to help Alyssa further her undergraduate education!
Many states throughout the country have legalized the use of recreational marijuana. As more states continue to legalize recreational marijuana, Nebraska is continuing to contemplate if they too should legalize marijuana.
The legalization of marijuana has been a very controversial topic across the United States. If Nebraska passes a law for recreational marijuana use it will allow Nebraska residents the constitutional right to buy, use or grow. Users would also be allowed to smoke in their homes or various other private settings.
For every state involved in the process of legalizing recreational marijuana, it can be a very controversial process. Below we have listed some pros and cons of recreational marijuana in today’s society
- Tax Benefits
- American Freedom of Choice
- Marijuana can help relieve pain for many different medical conditions
- Marijuana can be safer than other medications patients are prescribed
- Marijuana does not have to smoked to be beneficial for medical patients
- Marijuana can be addictive and abused
- Marijuana use has been correlated with a high percentage of traffic accidents and workplace accidents
- Marijuana is still illegal under United States federal law
Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Scholarship Overview
As we are nearing the possibility of this law passing in Nebraska, we would like to ask students what they believe are the risks of legalizing recreational marijuana. The Petersen Law Office is offering a $1000 scholarship to the student with the most compelling essay that answers the questions:
“What are the risks of legalizing recreational marijuana?”
The money will be put towards the winning student’s tuition costs.
Legalizing Marijuana Scholarship Essay Details
Your essay should be at least 500 words detailing what risks are involved with legalizing marijuana and what can be done to help minimize these risks. We want students to put themselves in the shoes of people who stand each side of this argument. We would also like students to back their viewpoints with factual data from credible sources.
- Applicants must be EITHER out-going high school seniors (graduating summer 2022) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2022 semester.
- Must submit an essay with proof of enrollment by August 1st, 2022
What Counts as Proof of Enrollment?
- Your Fall 2022 class schedule OR
- A picture of a university school ID attached with your scholarship essay
What is the deadline for submission?
Applications must be received by no later than August 1st, 2022
When will the winner be selected and notified?
A winner will be selected by no later than August 15th, 2022
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