Drugs

Congratulations! You have recently been elected as the governor of Hawaii. You are expected to brief state lawmakers on your stance as it relates to the legalization of recreational drugs. After you take office you will be responsible for deciding all drug-related policies for the state of Hawaii. Answer the following questions:

Do you support the legalization of recreational cannabis?
What are the benefits AND detriments of legalization on the following:
Crime rates
Racial disparity in arrest numbers
Racial disparity in arrest rates
Underage use of cannabis
Driving under the influence
Usage rates among adults
Tax revenue/government expenditures
Access to substance disorder treatment
If you support legalization:
Overall, why do you support legalization?
What will you use the tax revenue on and why?
What treatment opportunities will you provide to those who want/need treatment?
If you oppose legalization:
Overall, why do you oppose legalization?
What is your plan to reduce the impact of racial disparity in drug enforcement?
What treatment opportunities will you provide to those who want/need treatment?
Criteria for Your Paper
The paper must be between 5- and 10- pages long with a minimum of 5 resources. Remember that each resource listed in the reference section must have a corresponding in-text citation and vice versa. The paper should be in APA format, including references, in-text citations, double-spaced, one-inch margins, etc. Please write in the third person. The grading rubric will follow the topic requirements.