For this post, I will write a synthesis sketch report on the decision problem I have been discussing over the last few months. The problem is as follows:
Should you use marijuana to treat for anxiety or depression?
In order to address this problem, I have formed two hypotheses. The two hypotheses are as follows:
Marijuana is effective when treating for anxiety and depression,
Marijuana isn’t effective for treating for anxiety and depression.
As marijuana is an illegal substance in most of the world, the professional studies I will use will mostly focus on the latter hypothesis. Finding studies for both of these hypotheses are difficult, but the studies I have found mostly relate to proving the second hypothesis. I will use three studies to address this issue.
For the former hypothesis, I will use newspaper articles that support its claim. It was decidedly easier to find articles that didn’t involve actual marijuana use in an experimental environment because of its illegality.
Reports used after the break…