Legalizing Marijuana by the Federal Government

The library I visited was Dublin City Library in Dublin Civic Center. My study topic entailed the legalization of marijuana under the federal government. The target audience for the study topic were youth, federal leaders, and parents. These individuals can give the best view on the matter. Debates have arisen recently on whether federal governments should legalize marijuana. The purpose of the study topic was to note people’s opinions on marijuana legalization. The study also aimed to investigate the advantages of marijuana regulation. Legalizing marijuana among the federal government would bring more harm because it adversely affects people’s health.

The question of consideration includes, “what are the factors that would make people prefer marijuana authorization?.” The other question would be about the benefits and the effects of marijuana on people. The last inquiry would involve how marijuana endorsement is progressing in the governments that have legalized it. The key terms important in collecting information on the topic would be marijuana, legalization, and the effects of marijuana. I used EBSCO host and searched the terms marijuana legalization in federal governments. The useful journal found was Evidence-Based Cannabis Policy: A Framework to Guide Marketing and Public Policy Research. The authors of the journal were Kees et al. It was the 39th volume and first issue of the journal. It was first published on 5th August 2019 (Kees et al., 2019).

I searched websites to find information linked to the topic. The Cannabis Overview online link, website describes the issues concerning marijuana legalization (Hartman, 2019). The Marijuana Research Report: Letter From the Director, website describes the danger of people legalizing marijuana (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2019).

The New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Tying Move to Racial Equity newspaper article in New York Times. Luis Ferré-Sadurní published it on 31st March 2021 (Ferré-Sadurní, 2021). Moral Development in Individuals with Cannabis Use Disorder: A Comparative Multilevel Study is a 2021 academic journal written by Kiani et al. It discusses the variation of moral development between marijuana users and nonusers (Cengel et al., 2018). The journal gives significant and credible information on the problem, as it explains how marijuana adversely affects morality.


Cengel, H. Y., Bozkurt, M., Evren, C., Umut, G., Keskinkilic, C., & Agachanli, R. (2018). Evaluation of cognitive functions in individuals with synthetic cannabinoid use disorder and comparison to individuals with cannabis use disorder. Psychiatry Research, 262, 46–54.

Ferré-Sadurní, L. (2021). New York legalizes recreational marijuana. The New York Times.

Hartman, M. (2019). Marijuana Overview.

Kees, J., Fitzgerald, P., Dorsey, J. D., & Hill, R. P. (2019). Evidence-based cannabis policy: a framework to guide marketing and public policy research. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 39(1), 074391561984842.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). Letter From the Director.

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