The Causal Discourse of a Pot Smoker

Emma Skovgaard Jørgensen, John Steven Mølgaard & Stellan Hybertz Termark

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In 2006 a ballot were sent to voting in Colorado State, the document called amendment 44, were a proposal for a law legalizing possession of one ounce of marijuana for adults over 21 years of age, the law was rejected by voters. Some years later in 2012 another ballot, amendment 64 were sent to voting and this time a law legalizing both the possession, consumption and retail of marijuana was legalized within the confines of the State of Colorado prompting a booming industry. The amendment however goes against the higher legislative body, the federal courts, creating a snowball effect and debate in which other states has begun to dabble with legalization of the cannabis plant. A change has happened in the period stretching from the first amendment (44) in 2006 and unto the enactment of amendment 64 in 2012. Creating the question of why this change in attitudes towards the cannabis plant, and its derivative marijuana has occurred in this time span, and not before? Has there been a normalization in the image of cannabis and marijuana? And what could the reason be? The stigmatization of cannabis has gradually become smaller and smaller. Because there has an increase in users in users of cannabis, and therefore becoming more accepted in nature.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato11 jun. 2015
VejledereNiklas Alexander Chimirri


  • Colorado
  • cannabis
  • marijuana
  • legalization