Ethical Views On The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

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Business Ethics American Public University Abstract The world is a changing environment and mangers must be able to adjust to obstacle that may arise. I will discuss two issues that mangers must overcome in the 21st century: the legalization of marijuana and physician assisted suicide. Also, I will explore the best suited course of action to combat this ethical issue. Lastly, I will discuss John R. Boatright views on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. There are many ethical issues that mangers of the 21st century have to combat, to ensure a smooth transition for upcoming years. The environment, technology and the way business is conducted has shifted and brought along new challenges for mangers. I have selected two of the laundry list…show more content…
California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in the 1990s. Soon after, many states began to follow Alaska; Arizona; Colorado; the District of Columbia (DC) and Delaware, with other states voting on the law as well. So what makes Proposition 19 an ethical issue for the 21st century? In the eyes of the generally population, medical marijuana in any form is atrocious to consider in regards to medical treatment. For example, a family with a sick child has taken ever other form of treatment possible; however, the child continues to show no health improvements. Doctors recommend medical marijuana, the family refuses for personal or religions reason and moreover, the doctors are unable to treat with marijuana because of the laws set forth by certain states. These types of cases are becoming more and more common place within our society. Also, the biggest fear of proposition 19 comes from doctors or hospitals that issue the drug and are subject to loss of licenses or prosecution. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of individual responsibility (which I will discuss later) may or may not apply to legalization of marijuana. As stated before doctors, physicians and growers of medical marijuana are faced with many ethical obstacle, or those that opposed the use of drug to include: suppressing the immune system, damaging the central nervous system and being an intoxicant that increase the chances of injury by accident (Barnes, 2000). However, with ever negative agreement there is always a positive side towards the benefit use of the drug. I believe in the upcoming years the law in regard to medical marijuana will be revamped to fit a changing world

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