Facts About Marijuana

This Facts About Marijuana handout & reference also includes:

Can marijuana help with depression? Are there any long-term effects of using marijuana? Is it safer to drive high than it is to drive drunk? Several important facts about marijuana challenge pupils to confront the myths they may believe about the drug, and to learn the truth.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Split the class into seven groups, and give each group one numbered fact; have them first verify their assigned fact and then find additional sources that are reliable and corroborative 
  • Send the resource home for learners to read and summarize for homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Worksheet is in color; try printing in black and white or using as an electronic resource
  • Based on an article from a 2010 edition Scholastic Magazine, which is not necessary for comprehension
  • Be sure that facts listed in the article are not outdated
Pros

  • Facts are broken down clearly and succinctly
  • Encourages class members to think critically about facts they believe they already now
Cons

  • None