Persuasive Essay On Legalization Of Marijuana

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I can still recall my first sentence: “The taxable distribution of marijuana should be legalized in the United States.” Then I paused, almost accepting the fact that everyone was going to start jeering. I am still not able to ascertain why I wrote a speech on such a controversial topic, but there is no denying how immensely influential the experience was on my literacy. Perhaps this narrative deserves slightly more background information. The year was 2010, I was in the eighth grade, and my scholastic life was changing drastically. I was transferring from an ordinary middle school that I found to be both educational and enjoyable, to an experimental school located in an old Victorian house. Having originally attended a school with over 500 students, the move to a two story house converted into a school was a situation with which I was highly unfamiliar. During my first day, I entered the dining room (also known as our English classroom) and received my first assignment. All 20 students were told to write a persuasive essay on a topic of their choice. The topics were required to be highly debatable and widely contested. Therefore, I chose to write my essay on the legalization of marijuana. Although any factual information regarding the topic was unknown to me at the time, I assumed an act so rebellious in nature would…show more content…
My fellow classmates and I were all keen on turning in our written works, and moving on to a different assignment. The day our essays were due, however, we learned something utterly terrifying. We learned that we would not be handing in our essays, but rather presenting them, and not just to our class. Instead, we were told that we would be presenting our essays in front of an audience of over 200 children and parents. This was not exactly the ideal demographic to convince that marijuana should be

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