XBCOM 275 Week 9 Assignment - Final Project - Debate Paper

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Resource: Debate Paper Outline

Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word debate paper in which you create a debate of a current event or other controversial topic and provide an analysis of arguments presented for both sides. Complete the following sections in the paper:

• Introduction: Introduce the issue that is the subject of the debate.
• Body

Include a minimum of two but no more than four arguments for the pro and con sides of the debate.
Evaluate any potential ethical, moral, or legal issues.

• Conclusion

Identify what you determined is the more persuasive argument.
Reflect on the arguments presented and reveal your consensus.
Base the conclusion solely on the pro and con arguments.
Include a rebuttal of weaker arguments.
Explain why the selected arguments were more persuasive.

Cite at least three sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Select one of the following countries:

• India
• Japan
• Brazil

Write a 350- to 500-word cultural evaluation in which you identify the ways that arguments or a presentation of the arguments would need to be changed as the result of cultural differences in the selected country.

Format your evaluation consistent with APA guidelines.

Debate Paper Legalization of Marijuana
Cannabis, also referred to as marijuana, is the third most popular recreational drug, behind only tobacco and alcohol, in the United States (Whitehouse.gov, 2013). Efforts to legalize marijuana as medicine and recreational use in the United States have grown exponentially in recent years. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) marijuana may help decrease nausea, stimulate appetite, and decrease pain (2006). Alternately, the American Medical Association (AMA) does not support smoked marijuana as medicine (1995-2013). With such conflicting opinions around this highly controversial drug, there are many questions to be answered in order to decide the steps the federal government can/should be made for a final resolution.
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