Medical Marijuana

This Medical Marijuana handout & reference also includes:

New Review

Marijuana is classified as a schedule 1 substance in the United States, meaning it is considered unsafe and has a high potential for abuse. With that in mind, scholars set out to determine if marijuana should be a treatment option for certain medical conditions. Learners read about the deaths from marijuana as compared to 17 FDA-approved drugs. They also review a chart summarizing 60 peer-reviewed studies on medical marijuana. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Facilitate smaller-scale discussions with one-on-one partner debates 
Classroom Considerations

  • Includes mature and controversial subject matter
  • Requires computer and Internet access to use the debate topics website
  • Time requirements may differ
Pros

  • Includes colorful charts and graphs to make data more comprehensible  
  • Other readers' comments offer an added perspective 
Cons

  • None