Substance users are more likely to commit crimes, be arrested, serve time in prison, and reoffend. They are a considerable burden on the justice system, and the problem of substance abuse continues to grow.
In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, address the following:
- Why are some states choosing to legalize recreational marijuana, and what effects are being seen from this legalization?
- What do you believe are potential pitfalls of such legalization given the current rates of rising addiction, and recent research identifying unintended consequences?
Be sure to cite three to five relevant scholarly sources in support of your content