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jacobgreene
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andrewsnell
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Legalization of Marijuana

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/23/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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jacobgreene

Pro

Lets compare alcohol(A LEGAL "DRUG") and weed.

1.It IS possible to die from an overdose of alcohol however you cannot die from an overdose of THC(the active ingredient in marijuana). ITS IMPOSSIBLE

2.Alcohol is a VERY addictive substance, WEED IS NOT PHYSICLEY ADDICTING WHAT SO EVER, some people say that its "mentally addicting" but we all know thats bs.
3. For those of us who drink and smoke you know that alcohol is far more intoxicating than weed, by this i mean that a drunk person can't control himself but someone who just smoked a joint.
4.Weed has no withdraw symptoms however there have been reported cases of death from alcohol withdraw(i admit this is an extreme but you get the point)
5.There are far more negative long term effects for alcohol than there are for weed.
I'm not saying alcohol is bad and dangerous and that it should be illegal, im just saying that weed is a billion times less dangerous. And the government needs to wake up and stop wasting money on putting us friendly tokers behind bars and focus on more serious things like child abuse, rape, and identity theft, u know things that are actually a problem.

http://www.saferchoice.org...

Source: Jack E. Henningfield, PhD for NIDA, Reported by Philip J. Hilts, New York Times, Aug. 2, 1994 "Is Nicotine Addictive? It Depends on Whose Criteria You Use." See, [url]http://drugwarfacts.org...[/url]

The chart in the link above does a great job of acuretly comparing several common drugs. As you can see caffeine is the closest thing i can relate to marijuana. It is defiantly more addictive and its withdraw symptoms are worse.

~Yes i know that under withdrawal and dependence marijuana scored a 1, i think this is because marijuana is said to be "mentally addicting" which is bs and we all know that.
andrewsnell

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jacobgreene

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andrewsnell

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by SweetBags 8 years ago
SweetBags
pros case had alot of holes, and was based mostly on conjecture with no real (you had a graph, but that was a little bit over symplifieing) evidence backing it, and little logic. that being said con never posted, so pro wins by default. in the future pro should post something in the later rounds, even if its to say my opponent hasent attacked my case and must therefore agree by default.
it also saddens me greatly to see someone voted con even though he never posted, all the more evidence showing that some people just read the topic and vote for whichever side they agree with :(
Posted by jacobgreene 8 years ago
jacobgreene
Arent you a member there?
If not someone else linked your debate.
I was just saying thats how i found this site.
Don't wory bout it tho lol.
Posted by Harboggles 8 years ago
Harboggles
I think with education and treatment that all drugs can be integrated into society....

cannabis.org? what?
Posted by jacobgreene 8 years ago
jacobgreene
Hey harboogles i saw your link to that debate on cannabis.com thats what made me sign up for this website.
I support what ur trying to say there but, beacuse it is not the goverment's job to tell us what we can and can't put into our body.
But I don't think this country our any other country is ready for drugs like meth, heroin, cocaine to be legal.

but things like shrooms, LSD, DMT, and marijuana i can see being legalized, because they are relatively safe and do not promote violence.
Posted by Harboggles 8 years ago
Harboggles
I wish I was on the Pro side. I enjoy these debates so much.

Please use this:

http://www.debate.org...
Posted by happypancakeeater 8 years ago
happypancakeeater
I agree that it should be legal, but the physiological effects are different. I can knock back a few beers and be completely sober, where as smoking a joint immediately affects the ability to do anything other than laugh and eat doritos.
Posted by jacobgreene 8 years ago
jacobgreene
Miss type
3. For those of us who drink and smoke you know that alcohol is far more intoxicating than weed, by this i mean that a drunk person can't control himself but someone who just smoked a joint "can".
forgot to add the word can.
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