State vs. Federal Marijuana Legalization
Marijuana usage in America is a controversial debate, whether it is for recreational use or medical use people cannot seem to come to an agreement on whether or not it should be legalized. Eighteen states including the District of Columbia have legalized medical use of marijuana as well as two states have legalized recreational use. Legalization proposals for other states are pending approval. While legalization has been approved in some states it is still illegal to grow and possess marijuana for medical use under the Controlled Substances Act. (Emerick, 2013). In many different circumstances there are different ways justice can be established either through retributive, commutative, or distributive. If you were to ask people to give you their input on whether or not they agree with recreational or medical use you will get totally different answers from those within your family, your community, state, as well as the nation. State vs. Federal legalization will continue to be an area of controversy until it is either approved or denied by the people of the United States.
According to our text there are three different types of justice. Retributive justice is defined as the response to those who act unjustly. Commutative justice is a fair exchange that fulfills all the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved. Distributive justice is the distribution of goods and services (Dreisbach, 2013). The context in which these justices are described to help people understand which one is the best for the scenario presented. In State vs. Federal the states that have legalized medical marijuana use are being coerced into changing the rules based on federal regulations. In the scenarios that we were presented with determining what the different justices will do for the scenarios and who they will impact is a tricky subject and the differences in opinions would vary from student to student.
A recreational pot smoker who...