How are the two issues different—the legalization of marijuana for medical use versus the legalization of marijuana for recreational use?

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        Read and reflect on the assigned readings for
        the week. Then summarize and analyze what you thought was the most important
        concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy
        of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.
        Readings: (see attached) Slides below are retrieved from the source below.
        Please use this source in the paper.
        Title: Loose-Leaf for Business and
        Society, ISBN: 9781260140491, Authors: Anne T. Lawrence, James Weber, Publisher:
        McGraw-Hill Education, Publication Date: 2019-03-25
        Chapter 7.
        Business Government Relations
        Chapter 8.
        Influencing the Political Environment
        Chapter 9.
        Sustainable Development and Global Business

        Read the article below and provide a
        graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
        The Marijuana
        Regulatory Dilemma
        In the United States
        in 1996, California’s voters legalized the sale of marijuana for medical use.
        Since then, over 25 more states have done the same; however, it has yet to be
        approved on the federal level. This provides a dilemma for businesses in those
        states that regularly test employees for substance abuse. In Coats v. Dish
        Network, a Colorado employee who is quadriplegic and used medical marijuana
        outside of working hours sued for wrongful termination of his job after he
        tested positive for marijuana. The confusing legal landscape led to his claim
        that Colorado labor laws (i.e., state laws) deemed his use of marijuana legal
        and thus his termination illegal. The Colorado Supreme Court ruled against Mr.
        Coats, however, because Mr. Coats broke the law by using a product that is
        illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This case highlights the
        confusing and complex issues of drug policy and law in the United States.
        Contradictions between state and federal statutes also cross over to the sales
        of recreational marijuana. In 2014 in the United States, the states of Colorado
        and Washington began selling it for recreational use and Oregon and Alaska
        recently approved its sale. Proponents for the legalization of marijuana at the
        federal level note that regulated markets protect consumers, raise revenues,
        reduce the costs of enforcement, and put criminals out of business. Arguments
        against it capture those from the states who have opposed it up-to-date: the
        publichealth effects of marijuana, the increased tax burden, the danger of
        cannabis “edibles” with young children, and its potentially addictive nature.
        The legalization of marijuana has been more of a debate in the United States
        than in other countries, particularly because of the contradictions between
        state and federal laws. Much of Europe has embraced the sale of medical
        marijuana, and Australia recently announced similar plans. Jamaica has
        legalized “ganja” for broadly defined religious purposes and Spain allows users
        to grow and buy it through small collectives. At the time of this writing,
        Canada had plans to legalize it for recreational use in 2017.

        1. What are the ethical issues in this case? Who are the
        stakeholders, and what are their stakes?

        2. How are the two issues different—the legalization of
        marijuana for medical use versus the legalization of marijuana for recreational

        3. U.S. state versus federal law makes this issue
        particularly complex. What are other examples of industries where U.S. state
        and federal law are seemingly at odds?

        4. What actions should the federal government take to help
        resolve this conflict between federal and state laws?