Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Human Services


Knowing the countries drug history will allow the reader to understand how policies have changed throughout our countries short history. The Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Schedule, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Department of Defense policies, the Air Force’s drug policies and the Department of Veterans Affairs policies is what is holding back the legalization of medical marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, and Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) for treatment options for federal employees, current military members, and veterans who suffer from chronic pain and Post-traumatic stress disorder. Being a change agent within your organization will help push for drug reform within the federal government. Ethical considerations should be used while determining if medical marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, and MDMA are valid medical options for members of the federal government. This section will cover both sides of the medical marijuana debate, along with new research found using psilocybin mushrooms and MDMA. The last section will look into ethical leadership and how a leader can implement new changes ethically in their workplace. Laws, legislation, and policies are what dictate what our society can or cannot do. These are considered the norm of society, but what happens when society changes? Do citizens move forward and push new laws, legislation and policies? This is what is currently happening with the legislation of medical marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, and MDMA. Multiple states have either made marijuana decriminalized, made medically legal, or made legal for recreational use. The federal government still hasn’t made a push for the drug, while new research is showing how marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, and MDMA can help with chronic pain, PTSD, and other medical conditions.