The Instigator
Tommy.leadbetter
Pro (for)
Winning
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The Contender
ShaunYap
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

Cannabis

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after 1 vote the winner is...
Tommy.leadbetter
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/11/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (4)
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Tommy.leadbetter

Pro

Cannabis should be legalised to the same extent tobacco and alcohol are.
ShaunYap

Con

I disagree, will you now please present your points
Debate Round No. 1
Tommy.leadbetter

Pro

Thank you for accepting, hope to have a good debate with you.

Firstly, I would like to say that I wish to take a different approach to this argument than what is typical. I believe that, in a fair society, one must be innocent until proven guilty. I cannot think of an opening argument to defend cannabis use as I don't know what needs defending. I believe, that the actions that need defending are; throwing people into jail and squandering their future career prospects; sacking people from jobs they are good at, have worked hard to get, and need to earn a living; expelling children from school and impairing their education. All because they chose to use weed. I believe that the prejudice that these people have felt, is in more need of an explanation, than the use of a marijuana. Which I remind you is less harmful than both tobacco and alcohol.

Thank you
ShaunYap

Con

ShaunYap forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Tommy.leadbetter

Pro

I leave you to reply to my first statement.
ShaunYap

Con

ShaunYap forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Tommy.leadbetter

Pro

Okay, so I can see its difficult too argue why it should be illegal in the first place, I'm going to use this strategy again when discussing this!

No, I assume you've just had complications, message me again if you want to start over.
ShaunYap

Con

ShaunYap forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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