Legalizing Medical Marijuana
Many states throughout the country have legalized medical marijuana and even recreational use. As more states continue to legalize medical marijuana, Nebraska is continuing to contemplate if they too should legalize medical marijuana.
Legalization of marijuana has been a very controversial topic across the United States. If Nebraska passes a law for medical marijuana use it will allow Nebraska residents the constitutional right to buy, use or grow if recommended by a doctor. Users would also be allowed to smoke in their homes or various other private settings.
For every state involved in the process of legalizing medical marijuana, it can be a very controversial process. Below we have listed some pros and cons of medical 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 Medical Marijuana – What Are the Risks?
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 medical 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 medical marijuana?”
The money will be put towards the winning student’s tuition costs.
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 2020) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2020 semester.
- Must submit essay with proof of enrollment by August 1st, 2020
What Counts as Proof of Enrollment?
- Your Fall 2020 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, 2020
When will the winner be selected and notified?
A winner will be selected by no later than August 15th, 2020
Apply Online Now
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