From the Series Compact Research: Current Issues
The issue of whether marijuana and other illicit drugs should be legalized, taxed, and regulated in the same way as alcohol and cigarettes is hotly debated. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines Should Certain Drugs Be Legalized? Would Legalizing Drugs Decrease Crime? Would Legalizing Drugs Increase Drug Addiction? Is the War on Drugs Failing?
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Series||Compact Research: Current Issues|
|Number of Pages||96|
|ISBN||9781601520128, 9781601522979, 9781601520128B|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook, Print + Ebook|
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up Normally books on drugs, particularly those about marijuana, contain a section devoted to legalization. This book looks at marijuana, but also includes information regarding the legalization of a variety of other controlled substances. A beginning overview provides readers with relevant background and context. Chapters begin by posing questions such as, “Would legalizing drugs decrease crime?” or “Would legalizing drugs increase drug addiction?” The book provides different opinions, documented facts, and primary-source quotes to guide readers in forming and articulating their own responses. Color photos, charts, and graphs are interspersed. Lists of key people, advocacy groups, and related organizations complete the volume. Useful for persuasive writing and speaking assignments.