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Semester Project – Fall 2020

“A total of 33 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico have approved a comprehensive public medical marijuana/cannabis program” (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2018), signaling a shift in “public” acceptance unheard of in the last 50 years.

Additionally, 11 states and the District of Columbia now have legalized small amounts of marijuana for adult recreational use, creating a conflict with federal existing law and serious potential issues for business owners. Your assignment involves significant academic research on the rights, responsibilities, and legalities of business interactions with medical marijuana usage by staff and suppliers. To enhance your learning and overall point earning of this major assignment, please consider the following.

Now for the assignment deliverables:

  1. A well written and properly APA formatted and researched submission that addresses the questions in this project (use the feedback provided from your instructor on the Hiawatha Supper Club paper for APA formatting).
  2. The paper word count must be at minimum 1250 words and a maximum of 2000 words (excluding the cover page, abstract, and reference pages).
  3. Your submission is required to have at minimum five academic sources including appropriate in-text citations in addition to those supplied by your instructor.
  4. Read the syllabus directions for in-depth information and ask questions early. An assignment that equals 15% of your course grade is important enough for you to make this effort.
  5. You are to thoroughly address the questions posed below with factual data and not submit an uninformed opinion piece. Note your submission will be screened through Vericite Plagiarism Detection software and non-original postings will be viewed based on your syllabus section on “Academic Integrity and Student Conduct” (p.9-10).
  • You will address the questions based on the following assumptions:
    • You are a business owner in Elko County that employs a minimum 20 employees but less than 100. Think of a manufacturing company, mine contractor, hospitality provider (casino, hotel, restaurant, etc.).
    • You currently have a stable and thriving business with several long term staffers but also have significant turnover.
    • You have a non-union staff and have been approached by employees with questions on the laws relating to medical marijuana usage and work.
  • The questions:
    1. What is your responsibility to the staff and consumer regards medical marijuana usage during employees “off time”?
    2. What can you legally do regards enforcement of federal versus state medical marijuana laws?
    3. Can you fire an employee for usage that is confirmed with a drug test at the business? Should you? Why?
    4. What considerations do you see as being relevant to this business concern?

Now – let me speak quite directly based on past experience with student submissions of semester projects. If you do not do the appropriate research, and get started on this assignment early, it will be evident in your submission. This is not a “paper” (it is a research project) that you can just “bang out” the night before it is due, that is why I have given you over five weeks to work on this semester project. After all these years, I can tell the difference between what has been slammed together and what is a quality submission :-). Your grade will reflect that knowledge. Now the “I did not realize it was so important even though you assigned 150 points to the project” excuse has been removed :-).

Rubric

Medical Marijuana Semester Project

Medical Marijuana Semester Project

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

100.0 pts

Student submission addresses each of the required Semester Project deliverables in depth with high quality content and analysis. Additional research has been undertaken and is properly cited.

90.0 pts

Student submission addresses most of the required Semester Project deliverables with quality content and analysis. Additional research may have been undertaken but is not cited.

75.0 pts

Student submission addresses some of the required Semester Project deliverables with limited in-depth, content, and analysis. Additional research has not been undertaken.

60.0 pts

Student submission does not address the Semester Proeject questions accurately or at all.

100.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWord Count ParameterWord Count Parameter

10.0 pts

Student submission is within the word count parameters of 1250 words minimum and 2000 words maximum.

7.0 pts

Student submission is above the maximum word count parameter of 2000 words.

5.0 pts

Student submission is below the minimum word count parameter of 1250 words.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProper APA Formatting

20.0 pts

Student submission meets all of the required deliverables for proper APA formatting including, but not limited to, font type and size, line and paragraph spacing, indentations, page layouts, citations, word usage, spelling, grammar, etc.

17.0 pts

Student submission meets most of the required deliverables for proper APA formatting including, but not limited to, font type and size, line and paragraph spacing, indentations, page layouts, citations, word usage, spelling, grammar, etc.

15.0 pts

Student submission meets some of the required deliverables for proper APA formatting including, but not limited to, font type and size, line and paragraph spacing, indentations, page layouts, citations, word usage, spelling, grammar, etc.

12.0 pts

Student submission is severely lacking in proper APA formatting or has not cited non-original material.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar, punctuation, and appropriate level academic writing.

20.0 pts

Submission is free of errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc and written at appropriate academic level for the targeted audience.

18.0 pts

Submission contains less than 3 errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc and written at appropriate academic level for the targeted audience.

14.0 pts

Submission contains more than 3 errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc and/or not written at appropriate academic level for the targeted audience.

20.0 pts

Total Points: 150.0