Teacher-Written Lesson

Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

  • Written by Sophia Institute for Teachers
  • 20 minutes

Lesson Overview

Marijuana is illegal under federal law, but some states have made it legal to various extents. It is legal for recreational use in Washington and Colorado, and can be used for medicinal purposes in 20 other states and the District of Columbia. New Hampshire’s state house recently voted to legalize marijuana (though it appears unlikely to pass the state senate), and Gov. Cuomo of New York announced he will take executive action to allow limited use of the drug. President Obama also recently commented on marijuana, drawing more attention to the national debate which shows no signs of slowing. What do you think: Should states legalize marijuana? Even if it is legal to use marijuana, does that mean it is moral to do so? Explore these and other questions with this month's Teaching The Faith With Current Events eLesson.

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Grade Level: High School

Learner: Traditional Classroom, Homeschooled Students, Classical Education

Tagged as: virtue,  personal liberty,  legalization of marijuana,  federalism,  current events

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