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    Tell me: if somebody asked you whether you believed marijuana or alcohol was the more harmful substance, how would you respond? It’s a hot topic that has been debated amongst society for decades, but one has to wonder: why are one of these substances legal, while the other remains an illegal substance? In various cultures around the world, drinking alcohol has become a normalized activity, with many seeing getting intoxicated as a rite of passage into our adolescent years or as a celebration of reaching the legal drinking age. On the other hand, many individuals still view marijuana in a negative light, so what exactly makes the two different? Both are substances associated with decreasing a person’s inhibitions and is a foreign substance to…

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    Data Collection - Professional and Expert Interviews Primary data was collected by conducting semi-structured interviews of professionals and experts in the field of medical marijuana recommendation and distribution in each of the three states utilizing a uniform set of open-ended questions. This data was coded and analyzed to further determine if the FDA regulation medical marijuana would protect vulnerable populations or if vulnerable populations can by protected through state medical…

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    and marijuana are the two most commonly used and abused drugs. With alcohol taking the lead and marijuana following very close behind, only one thing stands between the two, legality. But, there’s a truth behind the blind acceptance of alcohol and the eagerness to stigmatize marijuana that many know. Although alcohol is legal and marijuana is not, it would be unwise to assume that it is safer. In fact, despite its legality, according to the CDC, alcohol causes up to nearly 88,000 deaths…

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    Synoptic planning typically looks at problems using mathematical models with heavy reliance on numbers and quantitative analysis. According to Hudson, synoptic planning has roughly four classical elements: (1) specification of goals and targets; (2) identification of policy alternatives; (3) evaluation of means against ends; and (4) implementation of policy. Edward Banfield is believed to be one of the many students of the planning process who developed these steps. Synoptic planning has been a…

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    contributed to the devastation caused by the blight. As evidenced by Tony Blair’s 1997 apology to the Irish people, the British Government’s policies during the Great Famine toward a country it was, on paper at least, in union with, were unforgivable. Although the Conservative government under Peel’s response early on in the famine could be described as somewhat adequate, this did not continue under the incoming Whig Government led by John Russel. Their laisse faire policies meant a refusal to…

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    In this essay I will be discussing a range of policy issues that I encountered in my daily life. These issues are at various stages of the policy process, and have different institutions responsible for the formulation and implementation of each policy. The first area of policy that had an effect on my day-to-day activities was Transport Regulations. On a Saturday, Waikato University hosted the Zuru Nightglow Festival and as a result, many roads surrounding the university were closed off for…

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    post-secondary institutions. The cycle of sexual violence is being facilitated by universities due to the lack of accountability and transparency. Many universities lack standalone sexual violence polices and instead slot them into a general student code of conduct (Marshall, 2016). Universities have more extensive policies to address academic dishonesty then sexual violence occurring on campus. By not having direct and concise policies the process of addressing sexual assault cases gets…

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    Health policies are laws, rules, or regulations that are created or enforced by the government to achieve specific health care goals (World Health Organization, 2015). These policies are intended to influence behaviors of a population in hopes to better the health of society. Health policies can be divided into two groups: allocative or regulatory. This paper will compare and contrast allocative and regulatory policies as they relate to dental public health. Allocative Policies provide a…

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    link in your Brower PAD 510 Final Exam Solution All Possible Questions Question 1 The Streams Metaphor is associated with which scholar? Question 2 “Pork barrel” spending is most closely associated with which policy type? Question 3 The Advocacy Coalition Framework illustrates Question 4 Log rolling by legislators often leads to _______ spending Question 5 From 2008 to 2011, the federal budget deficit as a proportion of GDP Question 6 Material inducements to join…

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    implementing a revised Drug-Free Workplace Policy (DFWP). The six steps recommended for implementing the revised DFWP will be listed with the costs associated with each step. The original DFWP is listed in Addendum 1 and a revised DFWP is listed in Addendum 2. Gong and Janssen (2012) believe that organizations must use a business management process to adapt the implementation of policies to the many different stakeholders, the negotiations of options, the lack of overview of processes, and the…

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