Abstract: This study focuses on the connection between the use of marijuana and norms expressed through a circle of friends. Our hypothesis is built around the constraint that a group of friends must follow norms, which in their opinions out rules the law and therefore diminishes it. The study uses focus group interview, which helps with the description of marijuana related relations between members of a group and how these contribute in constructing norms. With legal- and historical context and immersion in theories from Nancy Bratt, the study finds evidence that there are in fact norms in certain groups of friends, which promote the acceptance of smoking marijuana. Furthermore we found proof of changes in the general opinion towards marijuana and in the health related consequences.
|Educations||Basic - Bachelor Study Program in Social Science, (Bachelor Programme) Basic|
|Publication date||21 Dec 2015|