Promises and Pitfalls
With the increase in states legalizing marijuana, understanding the debate about marijuana is more important than ever. Learn about the movement to legalize, the arguments on each side, and what it means for patients, state economies, and legal systems. Examine issues including the history of the movement toward legalization in the United States, efforts toward legalization around the globe, the risks/benefits of marijuana use, how it works in the body, safety regulations, economic impact of legalization, problems surrounding patchwork legalization across the nation, and the dark side of marijuana: addiction.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Twenty-First Century Books ™|
|Number of Pages||104|
|Reading Counts! Level||12.9|
“Useful for debates, the book gives myriad pros and cons of legalization through the lenses of advocates and protesters. . . . A thoughtful presentation of the lows—and highs—of legalized marijuana.”—Booklist
“[Goldstein’s] is the eye of a science journalist, and she writes with levelheaded clarity.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
“Used in conjunction with other resources, this will be a useful addition for high school research collections.”—School Library Journal
Author: Margaret J. Goldstein
Margaret J. Goldstein was born in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan. She is an editor and the author of many books for young readers. She lives in Palm Springs, California.