Recreational marijuana

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on April 12, 2019

Question(s)

Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of recreational marijuana. The Democratic governors of New York and New Jersey are trying their best to make it legal in their states as well.

1. What is a snake oil salesman?

2. What is the main idea of Gary Varvel’s cartoon?

3. Do you agree with the cartoonist’s assertion? Explain your answer.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Gary Varvel
























Answer(s)

1. What is a snake oil salesman?
From Cambridge Dictionary: a snake oil salesman is someone who deceives people in order to get money from them

2. What is the main idea of Gary Varvel’s cartoon?
State governments are ignoring the harmful effects of legalizing recreational marijuana so that they can bring in a huge amount of money in the taxes they will impose on the drug.

3. Do you agree with the cartoonist’s assertion? Explain your answer.
Opinion question. Answers vary.