You have been chosen to be part of President Obama's Cannabis Think Tank. This “think tank” must come together and create a legislation arguing either pro or con federal legalization of marijuana.This legislation will be presented in front of Congress in a testimonial trying to sway the Congressmen to vote in your viewpoint of the matter. However, before your think tank comes together to create a legislation you must first formulate and present your own opinion to your think tank on why marijuana should be or should not be legalized federally.
You will be placed into a team of four to five and assume one of the five roles (see Process page) in this webquest. After assuming one of the roles provided you will then research your position on the benefits of either keeping marijuana illegal or legalizing it (federally). Using your understanding of the topic you will then create a persuasive presentation (via power-point) to present to your think tank. Each person in your think tank will have to present their position and will have a role different from your own. You must display to your think tank how either the federal legalization of marijuana or keeping it illegal would help benefit the American society as a whole politically, economically, and socially. You need to sway everyone in your think tank group to your position on whether or not marijuana should be legalized.
After researching and presenting the major issues from your role's perspective to your think tank, you must then work together with your think tank to come up with a legislation arguing either pro or con legalizing marijuana federally. This position must be acceptable to all parties viewpoints in your think tank group. Your think tank must then present your legislation at the next Congressional Hearing in front of the entire Senate/House of Representatives and President Obama.