While working on my first think tank assignment with my group we all put in a fair amount of time and effort into our paper on formulating an argument. We decided to argue both sides of why marijuana should and should not be legalized in the United States. To accomplish this we split the group in half with one side stating the reasons as to why it should be legalized and the other sided stating the reasons as to why it shouldn’t be. I decided to be on side for the legalization of marijuana because I felt that I could find plenty of evidence supporting that side. While doing research I found many of interesting facts and reasons as to why marijuana should be legalized but one reason I found very interesting in particular is how the money used for the war on pot could be used in many more effective ways. Because of that i chose to specifically concentrate on the war on pot and how much the U.S spends on it every year, once i found all of the necessary information I wrote a one page paper on my findings. Once everyone was done we came together and took out and added what was necessary from everyone’s individual research to create our paper.