4/20, also known as Cannabis Day, presents a unique opportunity for ESL students to discuss cultural, social, and legal perspectives surrounding cannabis. The questions below are designed to stimulate discussion and provide insights into the complexities and varying viewpoints on cannabis use. These are tailored to different English proficiency levels, promoting a comprehensive and respectful dialogue.

A2 Level

  1. What is 4/20?
  2. How do people celebrate Cannabis Day?
  3. Why do some people use cannabis?
  4. Is cannabis legal in your country?
  5. What are some symbols associated with cannabis?
  6. Can you name any plants similar to cannabis?
  7. How do you think cannabis affects people?
  8. Why is it important to use cannabis responsibly?
  9. What do you think “legalization” means?
  10. How do people feel about cannabis in your community?

B1 Level

  1. What are the arguments for and against the legalization of cannabis?
  2. How does the media portray cannabis use?
  3. Can cannabis be used as medicine?
  4. What cultural significance does cannabis have in some societies?
  5. How do laws about cannabis differ around the world?
  6. What safety concerns exist with cannabis use?
  7. How can cannabis affect one’s health?
  8. Why do some people advocate for cannabis legalization?
  9. How do celebrations of 4/20 promote awareness about cannabis?
  10. What impact does cannabis have on society?

B2 Level

  1. Discuss the ethical implications of cannabis legalization.
  2. How has the perception of cannabis changed over time?
  3. Evaluate the economic impact of cannabis legalization in regions where it’s legal.
  4. What role does education play in responsible cannabis use?
  5. Analyze the relationship between cannabis legalization and crime rates.
  6. How do cultural attitudes towards cannabis differ internationally?
  7. What are the potential benefits and risks of medicinal cannabis?
  8. Discuss the impact of cannabis on creativity and productivity.
  9. How do environmental factors affect cannabis cultivation?
  10. Explore the significance of 4/20 in cannabis culture.

C1 Level

  1. Critically assess the public health implications of cannabis legalization.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations of cannabis use for recreational purposes.
  3. Discuss the global trends in cannabis policy reform.
  4. Analyze the social justice issues related to cannabis prohibition and enforcement.
  5. Evaluate the scientific evidence on the effects of cannabis on mental health.
  6. How does cannabis legalization affect international relations?
  7. Discuss the role of technology in the cannabis industry.
  8. Explore the historical roots of 4/20 and its evolution into a global phenomenon.
  9. Analyze the challenges of regulating and controlling the cannabis market.
  10. Discuss the role of activism in shaping cannabis policies.

C2 Level

  1. Critique the arguments for and against cannabis legalization from a philosophical standpoint.
  2. Explore the intersectionality of cannabis legalization with race, class, and gender.
  3. Analyze the long-term societal implications of widespread cannabis use.
  4. Debate the effectiveness of current drug education programs in altering perceptions of cannabis.
  5. Examine the potential for cannabis to influence cultural and artistic expressions.
  6. Discuss the implications of cannabis research on future medical treatments.
  7. Evaluate the impact of cannabis legalization on public safety and law enforcement.
  8. Explore the ethical considerations in medical research involving cannabis.
  9. Analyze the role of international treaties and agreements in governing cannabis use and trade.
  10. Debate the potential of cannabis legalization to serve as a model for other controlled substances.