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Legalization of Marijuana

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Started: 2/12/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I want someone to debate who is for the legalization for marijuana.


I accept the challenge and will debate in favor for the legalization of marijuana!

Debate Round No. 1


I thank you for accepting, and good luck to you also!

Many people say that marijuana has little to no effect on the lungs. But that is very wrong, according to smoking marijuana has 33 cancer-causing chemicals (50-70% more than cigarettes), and it releases 4 times as much tar into your lungs than a regular cigarette(because blunts are unfiltered). Smoking marijuana also has devastating effects on the brain. "It impairs short-term memory and motor coordination; slows reaction time; alters mood, judgment and decision-making; and in some people can cause severe anxiety or loss of touch with reality. Because of these effects, marijuana use more than doubles a driver"s risk of being in an accident."

Many people say that marijuana is not addicting and not a gateway drug. According to the vast majority (99.9%) of cocaine users say that they started with a gateway drug such as marijuana, and cigarettes.

"I was given my first joint in the playground of my school. I"m a heroin addict now, and I"ve just finished my eighth treatment for drug addiction." "Christian

Again for the long term effects of marijuana are also devistating

-Reduced resistance to common illnesses (colds, bronchitis, etc.)
-Suppression of the immune system
-Growth disorders
-Increase of abnormally structured cells in the body
-Reduction of male sex hormones
-Rapid destruction of lung fibers and lesions (injuries) to the brain could be permanent
-Reduced sexual capacity
-Study difficulties: reduced ability to learn and retain information
-Apathy, drowsiness, lack of motivation
-Personality and mood changes
-Inability to understand things clearly


Samyul forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2


To make it fair, I am going to forfeit this round since my opponent was unaware of the short time frame.


Samyul forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Samyul 3 years ago
My apologies for the forfeit! It was a complete accident! I was not aware of the quick debate rounds, my fault. I will debate my one and only round I guess next
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 3 years ago
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