Answer Key: Medical Marijuana for Children

Lesson Plan:  Medical Marijuana: Last Hope Cure for Children?

II. While Reading Activities


Word Inference

  1. medical marijuana Medical cannabis (or medical marijuana) refers to the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), as medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms.
  2. seizure |ˈsēZHər| noun-a sudden attack of illness, esp. a stroke or an epileptic fit: the patient had a seizure.
  3. epilepsy |ˈepəˌlepsē| noun-a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
  4. cannabis  |ˈkanəbəs| noun-a tall plant with a stiff upright stem, divided serrated leaves, and glandular hairs. It is used to produce hemp fiber and as a psychotropic drug. Also called hemp, marijuana.
  5. dispensary |disˈpensərē| noun ( pl. dispensaries )-a room where medicines are prepared and provided.
  6. twinge |twinj| noun-a brief experience of an emotion; Kate felt a twinge of guilt.
  7. pharmaceuticals |ˌfärməˈso͞otikəl|  noun -a compound manufactured for use as a medicinal drug.
  8. desperately |ˈdespəritlē|-adverb-used to emphasize the extreme degree of something: he desperately needed a drink | [ as submodifier ] : I am desperately disappointed.
  9. derivatives |diˈrivətiv| noun- a substance that is derived chemically from a specified compound: crack is a highly addictive cocaine derivative.
  10. arbitrary |ˈärbiˌtrerē| adjective-based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system: his mealtimes were entirely arbitrary.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

Reading Comprehension


Answers in the order they appear in the paragraphs:

last, families, Colorado, medicine, according, dispensary, pioneered, Charlotte’s Web, seven, marijuana, oil, seizures, week, 

Grammar Focus

Structure and Usage

I. – 2-They are of different backgrounds and ages.

II.-3- Jordan was 18 months old, when the seizures began in earnest.

III. – 1-The medications took her speech away for two weeks.

IV. Listening Activity  

 While Listening Activities

Correct word choice

  1. Legislators heard testimony from families who could benefit from medical marijuana.
  2. Families  suffer because  they can’t get it in a state where they live.
  3. They say it’s just not adults that can benefit.
  4. Logan is a vibrant active 4 year old except he has epilepsy.
  5. He has ten to twenty seizures every single day.
  6. Gail met with several doctors about Logan’s epilepsy.
  7. They say marijuana could help.
  8. Logan takes other drugs for the epilepsy, but those have harsher side effects.
  9. Mimi was in a car accident that gave her a stroke.
  10. Now Mimi had seizures every day.