Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?

This Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal? handout & reference also includes:

Almost 600,000 Americans are arrested each year for marijuana possession. Pupils decide if marijuana should be legalized for recreational use after reading state-by-state laws and the top pro and con arguments. The resource also includes a fascinating history of recreational marijuana. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have each team design an informative poster to reference during debates
Classroom Considerations
  • Controversial and mature debate topic
  • Requires headphones for watching videos
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Allows individuals to dig deeper by accessing source biographies and footnotes
  • Includes a video gallery 
Cons
  • None