I taught health education for more than five years at the middle university level; I taught in a title a single university in a legitimately terrible area.
Many of our students qualified for free lunch and for some that would be the only meal they ate that dayâ€¦ The illegal use of recreational marijuana was harshly respected in the area where I taught, because it had not been legalized in the state yet. It was also legitimately respected for students to bring marijuana to university and to try to sell it. When I taught about the harmful effects of recreational marjuana in our health classes, multiple students disagreed with the information I was teaching. I had to take a different approach to education about marijuana. I decided to allow students to do a project where they did research on their own. I broke students into groups and I offered them each a topic to research and then they had to teach the class about that topic. The topics were: cannabis regulations, medical marijuana dispensaries, medical cannabis benefits, medical marijuana benefits, cannabis knowledge, cannabis DNA testing, and medical cannabis cards. The presentations were interesting and students l gained that there is a sizable difference between recreational mairjuana use and medical marijuana use. Medical marijuana education is important because it shows students that there are dangers in using recreational marijuana especially if it is bought illegally, and that medical marijuana use is not for all the people. When students learn all of the facts about a topic, it can help them with their decision making process in the future.