RC#5- Group B (8:00am)

Hi guys! Here is my article for this week’s Reading Circle. Please read it and post your questions, vocabulary, and comments. Thanks!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/25/marijuana-debate-heats-up-college/3188339/

20 Responses to RC#5- Group B (8:00am)

  1. Micah Pexa says:

    Vocabulary

    1. No big whoop: No big deal. Not so important. Not a problem.

    2. jeopardize (v): to cause something to be harmed or damaged, or to put something in danger

    Comprehension Questions:

    1. How many states allow medical marijuana? How many states have legalized marijuana? Which states?

    2. List 2 problems with marijuana.

    Discussion Questions:

    1. Why is marijuana illegal but alcohol is legal? Is there a difference?

    2. What is the marijuana law in your country? What is the punishment? What are the cultural attitudes towards marijuana in your country? Are they changing in young people?

    • ayuka0919 says:

      I learned how dangerous marijuana is, in my school just before I left Japan. So I will rethink about it.

    • Princess_Haejin says:

      I think you have an open-mind about marijuana. Because you are American.
      It’s my stereo type about American.

    • Takuto Kawahara says:

      I think this article is little difficult but good one. When I lived in Arizona, many students including my neighborhood smoked marijuana. Why are there many people who are smoking marijuana in the US?

    • Nabeshima Ryuji says:

      To your first discussion question. Now that you say that, certainly it is weird.

    • Masaki Matsumoto says:

      This article is interesting for me because I can’t imagine this marijuana problem happens in my country.

  2. ayuka0919 says:

    Vocabulary:
    Cannabis_____an illegal drug that is usually smoked
    tenant_____someone who lives in a house, room etc and pays rent to the person who owns it

    Comprehension Q:
    What is the way of using marijuana allowed by 20 states and Washington, D.C.?
    What is one of the reason why young adult smoke marijuana?

    Discussion Q:
    Why do many people want to marijuana?
    What do you do if your close friend recommends smoking marijuana?

  3. Princess_Haejin says:

    Voca
    1. inevitable(a): If something is inevitable, it is certain to happen and cannot be prevented or avoided.
    2. stark(a): If two things are in stark contrast to one another, they are very different from each other in a way that is very obvious.

    Comprehension
    1. Which two states became the first states to legalise for recreational use in US?
    2. How the legalization of marijuana affect on their economy?

    Discussion
    1. If marijuana is legalized all over the world, what kind of problems might be happen?
    2. Why especially American have many experiences about having puffed the marijuana in young age?

  4. Melanie says:

    Compr. Q’s:
    1) What do young people hear each year about marijuana?

    2) What does Karilla Dyer think about this topic? Why?

    Discu. Q’s:
    1) Do you agree with Joey McGuire’s statement: “Even for students who don’t smoke, current laws reflect a troubling limitation of personal freedoms.” Why do you agree/don’t agree with him?

    2) Would you legalize marijuana in Hawaii? Why?

    Vocab.:
    1) Decriminalize – To reduce or abolish criminal penalties

    2) International affairs – transactions of professional or public interest between nations

    • Misato Kuzuba says:

      I like your second discussion question! What is the border of things which should be banned and things which should be allowed?

  5. Masaki Matsumoto says:

    Vocabulary
    1. spearhead- to lead an attack or organized action
    2. wary- someone who is wary is careful because they think something might be dangerous or harmful

    Com Q
    1. According to Tvert, what problem is reflected by young adult attitude toward marijuana legalization?

    2. Is the number of using marijuana in young adult increased while supporting for legalization increases?

    Dis Q
    1. Do you agree with legalizing marijuana? Why?

    2. Do you allow or prevent your friends if they are smoking marijuana?

  6. Takuto Kawahara says:

    Comprehension Question
    1:From this article, how percents people agree to become cannabis legalization among 18 to 29 years olds?
    2:In this article, what kind of statement about cannabis legalization are there?

    Discussion Question
    1:Do you agree or disagree with all kind of cannabis legalization? Why?
    2:In your country, is using cannabis illegal or not? Why?

    Vocabulary
    1:cannabis・・・・an illegal drug that is usually smoked (British English)
    2:marijuana・・・・an illegal drug smoked like a cigarette, made from the dried leaves of the hemp plant (American English)

  7. Nabeshima Ryuji says:

    CQ: According to Alex Kreit, what is the benefit from decriminalizing marijuana?

    DQ: While some countries forbid people to smoke marijuana, some countries forgive people to smoke it. Why does such a defference occur?

    Vo: disparity—–a great difference
    stark———sever or bare in appearance or outline

  8. Misato Kuzuba says:

    Vocaburalies
    1, bolster•••to support with or as with a pillow or cushion.
    2,disparity•••lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference: a disparity in age; disparity in rank.

    Comprehension questions
    1, Which generation mainly supports cabbinus legalization?
    2,Why do people who agree with legalization of marijuana believe government should legalize marijuana? What do they clam?

    Discussion questions
    1,what do you think is the difference between marijuana and cigarette?
    2,Why do you think is marijuana illegal?

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