Legalization of Marijuana Paper

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7. Do any PEDs or pseudoethics enter into my thinking about this issue? Some of the psuedoethics that enter into thinking about this issue I would have to say would be religious beliefs. It came up it the discussion that the Native Americans smoke marijuana at their spiritual and religious ceremony’s.

9. Implications/Consequences of my conclusion.
I truly believe that there wouldn’t be any consequences it the government legalized marijuana.

8. Thought Out Conclusion
I personally feel that the America would very much so benefit from the legalization of marijuana.

3. Important Information I need to know to answer these ethical questions. What research needs to be done? Some research that may need to be done before making a decision would probably be research. I think that they should research how marijuana affects the brain and if this is a positive or negative thing. I also believe that they should do tests to see how people operate while under the influence of marijuana.

4. What ethical theories & concepts can I use to guide my thinking? Which theory is most important one to apply here? In regard to the use of legalization of marijuana I believe that the ethical relativism theory is the most important concept to apply to this matter. These issues are based on what is normal in ones culture and many societies have different beliefs. This is especially true in regard to the usage of marijuana, for example the American Indian culture was well known for smoking “ peace pipes” and in todays society in Holland they actually have café style places that people can meet specifically to smoke marijuana, similar to a coffee bar, Many years ago marijuana was actually legal in the United States however as noted in the Ethical Relativism Theory minority beliefs can become the code for society and...
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