Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Scholarship

Many states throughout the country have legalized the use of recreational marijuana. As more states continue to legalize recreational marijuana, Nebraska is continuing to contemplate if they too should legalize marijuana.

The legalization of marijuana has been a very controversial topic across the United States. If Nebraska passes a law for recreational marijuana use it will allow Nebraska residents the constitutional right to buy, use or grow. Users would also be allowed to smoke in their homes or various other private settings.

For every state involved in the process of legalizing recreational marijuana, it can be a very controversial process. Below we have listed some pros and cons of recreational marijuana in today’s society


Tax Benefits
American Freedom of Choice
Marijuana can help relieve pain for many different medical conditions
Marijuana can be safer than other medications patients are prescribed
Marijuana does not have to smoked to be beneficial for medical patients

Marijuana can be addictive and abused
Marijuana use has been correlated with a high percentage of traffic accidents and workplace accidents
Marijuana is still illegal under United States federal law
Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Scholarship Overview
As we are nearing the possibility of this law passing in Nebraska, we would like to ask students what they believe are the risks of legalizing recreational marijuana. The Petersen Law Office is offering a $1000 scholarship to the student with the most compelling essay that answers the questions:

“What are the risks of legalizing recreational marijuana?”

The money will be put towards the winning student’s tuition costs.

Legalizing Marijuana Scholarship Essay Details
Your essay should be at least 500 words detailing what risks are involved with legalizing marijuana and what can be done to help minimize these risks. We want students to put themselves in the shoes of people who stand each side of this argument. We would also like students to back their viewpoints with factual data from credible sources.

Eligibility Rules
Applicants must be EITHER out-going high school seniors OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall semester.
Must submit an essay with proof of enrollment by August 1st
What Counts As Proof Of Enrollment?
Your Fall class schedule OR
A picture of a university school ID attached with your scholarship essay

Deadline: 2022-08-01

Sponsoring Organization
Petersen Criminal Defense Law
11930 Arbor Street, Suite 201
Omaha, NE 68144

Phone: 402-235-4279

Contact Name: Petersen Criminal Defense Law