Jacques, Renee. ” This Is Why Marijuana Should Be Legal Everywhere.” POLITICS. 24 Oct. 2014. Web. 11 Aug. 2015
In this article Jacques explains how marijuana should be legalized and give the example of “since 2 states have already legalized the substance, it should be legalized everywhere.” In my opinion this makes his point seem weak because it shows that he is “band wagon” his point. He continues by dividing his article into subtopics where he elaborates more on each individual topic. He gives such little detail under each sub topic it shows that he is not very knowledgeable on the subject and makes me question his credibility. He uses his personal beliefs to deeply, when in reality it should be more based on facts.
He starts by mentioning how marijuana has never killed anybody. Does it have to get to those extremes for people to believe that marijuana is harmful to the body? No, I think whether people have died or not, if studies have shown that it causes damage to the brain and body then it should stay illegal. His points on this particular sub topic is just by comparing it to alcohol and other drugs. He could have used people who have actually used marijuana to back up his theory, in order for his point to be stronger.
He continues by saying how 40% of Americans have admitted to using it, that in my opinion does not make it any better. There are many people that have killed and robbed, does that make it right? No, just because so people do it, does not make it any better. That would be an example of concession, because he states how people might think using marijuana is bad, but it really just depends on how the user takes it and on how they personally react.
Overall, his points were not very convincing, he pretty much stated topics and explained it, he gave no references and no persuading aspects.