World #3 – Canada legalizes recreational marijuana

Tuesday's World Events - October 16, 2018


1. For CANADA, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the following questions read the "Background" below.

2. For CANADA:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What one other country has a law that legalizes “recreational” marijuana?
c) Read the “Background” below. The Canadian government seems to think by legalizing marijuana, it will reduce the number of young people who use it. What do you think?
d) Ask at least 2 adults if they know anyone their age who has used marijuana for a long time and if that person displays any negative side effects. Do they think that person would be better off now if not for long-term marijuana use? (Note: People who smoke marijuana regularly will adamantly argue against the idea that it has any negative effects on anyone.)