Marijuana Legalization and How It Affects the GDP: Research Methodology

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Research methodology
This research methodology required gathering relevant data from the specified documents and compiling databases in order to analyze the material and arrive at a more complete understanding and historical reconstruction of the Marijuana legalization and how does it affect the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). A sample of 30 persons aged between 17 and 30 was chosen to answer a set of questionnaires regarding the topic. Both quantitative and qualitative evaluations were utilized for this research project leveraging subjective methods such as interviews and observations to collect substantive and relevant data. Such a qualitative approach is valuable here due to the varying experiences of Marijuana smokers. Questionnaires distributed consisted of multiple choice questions and open-ended questions consisting 2 parts: first part is to identify Marijuana smokers, expenditures, reasons, starting age and effects; second part is to gather opinions on matters regarding Marijuana legalization. The respondents of the study includes students of various private and public universities, employees of designing company, a computer Software Builder, an illegal Marijuana dealer and a few high school students. All 30 respondents were required to answer the questionnaires in front of the researcher as a security measure for receiving all 30 feedbacks. Two third of the respondents are male and remaining are female. As a measure of maintaining the reputation of the International Islamic University of Malaysia, the questionnaires were examined for grammatical errors, method of language used and approach. Questionnaires ware then distributed around shopping malls, usual hanging out spots mostly in Subang Jaya, and also within the university compound. In order to ensure that data was collected effectively, sampling was constrained among targeted population of Marijuana users and dealers. The rest was chosen randomly. To analyze the data, few variables were...
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