In 1972 marijuana was placed in Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act as such the US government considered it to have not accepted medical use in treatment. Currently 14 states of the 50 states have enacted protections to citizens using marijuana for medical purpose. In this assignment, you will consider federal legislation on this important issue. The issue before Congress is whether to continue the federal prosecution of medical marijuana patients and their providers in accordance with the federal Controlled Substance Act or to permit the use of marijuana when recommended by a physician.
Your paper should do the following:
1. State your position. Your position should take that is opposite to your personal views.
2. Discuss the context of this legislation – name the expected demanders and suppliers as outlined in our textbook, Chapter 3.
3. Describe the expected interest groups and there specific arguments
4. Describe the expected interplay between demanders and suppliers, interest groups and analyze the public policy environment.
5. State your strategic policy to enhance or diffuse results of public policy environment.
TEXTBOOK INFORMATION Title: Health Policymaking in United States Edition: 6th (2015) Author: Longest Publisher: ACHE Book ISBN: 978-1-56793-719-0