Legalizing Marijuana Case Study

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Since the discovery of the cannabis indica plant (marijuana), marijuana has been a topic of contrasting discussions. For decades, stakeholders of various organizations have been at conflict about legalizing marijuana. One stakeholder, Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana (CALM), a local Political Action Committee (PAC), is destroying every act of legalizing marijuana with the use of their highly dedicated group of individuals. According to the mission of CALM, they “take the position that Federal laws against the use, cultivation, and transportation of marijuana should be maintained and enforced and should not be relaxed or softened.” (CALM Homepage) The other stakeholder, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), “has …show more content…
They want to spare the youth, keep the youth away from marijuana, and only allow marijuana for responsible adults. This similarity is interesting being that one stakeholder is in favor of legalizing marijuana and the other is against it. When faced with contrasting stakeholders, they often find common ground when they sympathize for the youth. The youth will grow and make decisions that better their country. In order to preserve their coherent thoughts, both stakeholders proposed a …show more content…
As marijuana continues to be polarizing, it is important to look at the different stakeholders of marijuana so that a compromise can be established. By analyzing the mission statements of each stakeholder, a common theme presents a compromise. This theme permits the legalizing of marijuana only for responsible adults, so that the youth in society is spared. Both stakeholders present differing arguments, but by examining the mission statements and the purpose of each stakeholder a foundation can be built upon this common ground. The use of these missions statements and purposes allows readers to have sympathy for the youth in society. Since the youth will be the future of the nation, CALM and NORML can come together to non-verbally communicate to an audience about only legalizing marijuana for responsible

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