Thesis Statement : My persuasive speech is on the topic of Marijuana Legalization. When some people hear this their mind immediately refers backs to the "Reefer Madness" phobia. They would show the smokers having recreational and unsafe sex with everyone and people trying to kills themselves and others. The movie is a cautionary tale called "Reefer Madness" and is the source Thesis Statement : The legalization of marijuana in the U.
Why Should Medical Marijuana Be Legalized? - Words | Cram
This is a persuasive essay designed for me to convince a specific audience to take my position on a public issue. The Audience Statement clarifies my targeted audience and clarifies my objectives in the essay. Because polls indicate that the majority people who are the same age as me share my point of view on medicinal marijuana, it serves little purpose to appeal to them. The goal is to persuade them that the values they care about are compatible with the legalization of marijuana and incompatible with keeping marijuana criminalized.
Some studies that have been done on marijuana have said that it can lead to lung cancer but other studies have proven that to be wrong. Marijuana is very new to research and many scientist do not know exactly what negative effects marijuana can have on the body but so far no studies have proven it to have life threatening effects. There is good enough evidence so far that marijuana does have beneficial health compounds. Some bad things about marijuana that have been proven to be true are still not as serious as to what alcohol can do to the body. Marijuana can cause trouble in the brain affecting the ability to form new memories.
In the start of the article he tries and imply that if marijuana is legalized that it will end in the same outcome that cigarettes did. Marijuana cannot only be used for recreational use but also can be prescribed as a form of prescription medicine to treat several illnesses, pains, and diseases, which was not addressed to the audience. If he did then readers would have a little background knowledge on this drug. Furthermore would a man with a PhD or such a high degree prescribe something that can possibly hurt his or her patients? These doctors and physicians are the ones who see marijuana as a medicine not as a dangerous drug.