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Vaping and E-Cigs or Cigarettes?

Vaping and E-Cigs or Cigarettes?

Austin Gustason

June 7, 2017

Cigarettes are one of the leading causes of cancer and death in the United States. About one in five deaths are caused by cigarettes.(Google). E-cigs and vapes are on the rise and are pushing regular cigarettes out of business. E-cigs and vapes allow people to inhale nicotine and not the bad chemicals...

Marijuana/Cannabis Legalization: Good or Bad?

Marijuana/Cannabis Legalization: Good or Bad?

James Booth

June 7, 2017

A source of debate in many countries is the legalization of marijuana. Outlawed in the states since 1925 due to the international opium convention, marijuana has provoked many arguments. While most of these arguments used to be against marijuana, the public opinion is slowly changing.  I for one think...

Legalized Marijuana with Age Limit

Legalized Marijuana with Age Limit

MacKenzie Hurd

June 2, 2017

People in today’s society think marijuana is unacceptable because it is a drug. These people don’t understand the positive benefits that can come from legalizing marijuana. Some  individuals who smoke marijuana use it for other purposes then “getting high,” this can be shown by a study viewed ...

Fight for MLDA 18

Fight for MLDA 18

Gage Lincoln

June 2, 2017

In discussions over the minimum legal drinking age, or MLDA, one controversial issue has been whether or not to decrease the age for consumption.  One one hand, some believe  that the MLDA ought to be decreased to 18, the same age as other restrictions into adulthood are stopped.  Opposing this ar...

Should Marijuana be Legal?

Should Marijuana be Legal?

Cassandra Hadaway

June 2, 2017

In today's society a well-known topic of discussion is the legalization of Marijuana. Many states have been legalizing marijuana, not just for medical use, but for recreational use as well. As we all know, some people have wanted this for a long time now. Others feel that it should only be for medical u...

Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana Legalization

Sydney Ace

June 2, 2017

You may know it as pot, grass, Mary Jane, or a more modern term, weed. Depending on what time period you grew up in, one of these may sound more familiar than the other, but they are all names for marijuana. This little plant has caused much controversy in today’s world. There is a large group of people...

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