Legalization of Marijuana

Thesis Statement: Marijuana Should be implemented because it will save tax payers money, reduce drug related crimes, and relieve the suffering of many terminally ill patients.

My References:
APA 7th Edition
1.) Rowe, D. (2019). Harmonizing Federal Tax Law and the State Legalization of Marijuana. Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, 51(1), 291–320.
2.) Dragone, D., Prarolo, G., Vanin, P., & Zanella, G. (2019). Crime and the legalization of recreational marijuana. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 159, 488–501.
3.) Temple, L. M. (2016). Medical marijuana and pain management. Disease-a-Month : DM, 62(9), 346–352.

Should be 5 paragraph essay. Within the 700-1000 word count range (not including header or references). Written in complete sentences and in paragraph form (each paragragph is minimum of 4-6 sentences). Has an Introductory paragraph that ends with a thesis statement. peer reviewed evidence presented in each supporting paragraph that has a corresponding citation/reference. Does not use 1st or 2nd person pronouns: you, I, we, me, us, our, mine, your, and so on. Last paragraph does not start with “finally”, “in summary”, “in conclusion”, “lastly”, or other such phrases and words. Conclusion with thesis statement restated in a different form. The goal is to provide a logical and rational argument that uses cited research to subtantiated it. Please make sure that each supporting paragraph has at least 1 source that validates the argument.

Objective Perspective and Position:
Formulates a clear and precise point of view of the topic. Comprehensively explains the position taken. Specific issues related to the topic are fully presented in great detail. Position appeals to reason.

Word Count:
Within the appropriate word count.

Argues to persuade:
Presents an argument relative to the topic and presents key evidence to support the argument through a synthesis of paraphrased research. Identifies not only the main issues, but also the embedded, implicit, or unspoken aspects of the topic. At least three peer reviewed journal articles are used. Direct quotes are minimal.

Adheres to principles of critical thinking to manage emotions and avoid fallacies. Logical reasoning is used within arguments. Upholds persuasive tone rather than manipulative. Acknowledge other perspectives and evaluate assumptions about the topic:
Adheres to most of the principles of critical thinking. Attempts to incorporate each one in a logical and fluid way.

Communicates reason for writing and demonstrates awareness of audience:
The thesis, position, or purpose is comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear. Thesis is clearly restated in the conclusion.

Advances position or purpose throughout writing; conclusion aligns to and evolves from development:
There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Includes topic sentences that are persuasive and align with thesis statement. Includes details and rationale that support the main points of each supporting paragraph. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless with transition between paragraphs

Includes spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, language use, sentence structure, etc:
No mechanical errors are present. Appropriate language choice and sentence structure are used throughout:

Uses appropriate style, such as APA, for college, subject, and level:
No errors in formatting are present.

Documents sources in APA using in-text citations, and references:
In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.