The legalization of marijuana has been the headlines of several newspapers circulating around every state. Jenny Deam of the Los Angeles Times in her report “A Pot Headache for Colorado Police” explores the impact of the legalization to the police department. Police officers undergo an additional training in order to sharpen their skills in identifying people who are driving while stoned. Chicago Tribune correspondent, Bonnie Miller-Rubin in “Just Say No’Talk Proves Tougher” highlights the struggles of parents in discouraging their children from using marijuana since its legalization. Jack Healy of the New York Times reports about the estimated tax revenue from marijuana sales in Colorado that will total to $100 million annually.
While the all of the three news articles talk about the impact of marijuana legalization, the writers present the news differently. Miller explores its impact on the user’s family, particularly their parents. On the other hand, Deam highlights it effects on police officers, specifically the traffic personnel. Healy, presents the analysis of state officials about the legalization’s impact on their economy. The news writers also use different tones in presenting the news. Healy maintains his objective tone by providing varying opinions of different authorities on the subject of legalization and taxation. Deam presents his news story in a narrative manner by detailing some hilarious scenarios of police officers identifying drug-impaired drivers. Lastly, Miller focused on the negative impact of marijuana legalization on kids and the burden that it puts on their parents.
Deam, Jenny. "A Pot Headache for Colorado Police." Los Angeles Times. 14 Mar. 2014: A.7.
Miller Rubin, Bonnie. "'Just Say No' Talk Proves Tougher." Chicago Tribune. 27 Jan. 2015: 7.
Healy, Jack. "Tax Bonanza Is Expected for Colorado on Marijuana." New York Times. 21 Feb. 2014: A.12.