Marijuana Push in Colorado Likens it to Alcohol

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/us/a-ballot-push-to-legalize-marijuana-with-alcohol-as-the-role-model.html

This article discusses a ballot proposal that would legalize possession small amounts of marijuana in Colorado. The ballot is to be voted on this upcoming election season in November. The author spends the majority of the article interviewing proponents of the movement, where each person engages in a logos directed argument by making sound logical points about how marijuana would be better regulated and thus less likely to be controlled by dangerous drug gangs and cartels. People also pointed to prohibition to make a statement about how making a drug illegal doesn't necessarily curtail the prominence of usage of that drug. Opponents are making the claim that the medicinal marijuana system, already enacted in nearly 20 states, is being widely abused by both patients and physicians with lower to middle aged men making up a disproportionate amount of users. The article also used the concept of ethos when quoting Ron Paul, who may not be a medical expert but undoubtedly has the power to sway many minds in his position as a presidential candidate, who is a supporter of legalization.

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