1. Provide three steps for your research with a brief explanation of how this information will lead to addressing your question.
Why is decriminalizing drugs being discussed in our society?
In this subtopic, I will be discussing how drugs are viewed in our society, and the importance of educating others about them. This will lead me addressing my question because I must understand the basics of a topic before going in depth. It will also give others a basic understanding of decriminalization, so that they can better understand future posts. I will discuss how drugs are portrayed in our society as well.
What are the advantages of decriminalizing drugs?
To know the affects that decriminalization will have, I should know the positives. Here, I will explain the medicinal benefits of drugs. My end goal is to be able to see what the positives and negatives of decriminalizing drugs are. I would like to see how the negatives outweigh the positives. Also, there are some special cases where certain drugs can be useful (medical purposes, mental or physical health). I hope this will allow people who are against decriminalizing drugs to see the possible advantages and think more openly.
(Though I will be discussing disadvantages later on, it is important to note that they exist and for most drugs and cases, negatives outweigh the positives)
What are the disadvantages of decriminalizing drugs?
Knowing the disadvantages of decriminalizing drugs is just as important understanding the advantages. When trying to find the answer to a question, you must think of all of the possible effects. It is a complicated topic, therefore, I must take a lot into consideration before responding. I hope this will allow people who only see the positives of decriminalizing drugs to see the negatives as well.
2. Provide 5 valid sources that might be useful to address the question.
3. Explain how this question will have implications to other individuals and/or my community.
Currently, this is a very relevant topic. Our generation has many important discussions and perspectives that will/have changed the world. Decriminalization is happening in Canada. It is necessary for individuals to understand decriminalization of drugs, so that they know what is happening in Canada. In addition, many people assume that just because a drug is decriminalized/legalized, it is safe. I hope people will understand that drugs have side-effects that can be very harmful.
Understanding the positive and negative of effects of decriminalization is truly important. It is an induvial decision to be for or against it, but in my opinion everyone should at least have a reason. I often see people talking about these topics without knowing enough about it. This can cause misinformation to spread rapidly. All in all, my goal is for people to understand the pros and cons of decriminalization.