Drug Legalization

From the Series Compact Research: Current Issues
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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
Copyright 2009
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series Compact Research: Current Issues
Language English
Number of Pages 96
ISBN 9781601520128, 9781601522979, 9781601520128B
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2009-01-01
Author Peggy Parks
Dewey 363.25

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.

Author: Peggy Parks

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