Marijuana, Assisted Suicide Spark Lively Debate

NEVADA:  Nearly 1,000 Clark County high school juniors and seniors recently attended the 58th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center. They gathered in groups and discussed a host of issues affecting the community, Nevada, the nation and the world. Each group selected a representative to write about the experience. Here is one of them.

One of the topics that generated a high level of engagement and controversy at the 2014 Sun Youth Forum was the legalization of marijuana. Initially, students were reluctant about the drug’s legalization, claiming it could cause an increase in driving under the influence and overall drug consumption.

But as the discussion progressed, we concluded that legalization is unlikely to increase drug users.