The Instigator
thedeadpool
Pro (for)
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The Contender
jzonda415
Con (against)
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33 Points

Legalization of Marijuana

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jzonda415
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/12/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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thedeadpool

Pro

Marijuana is not a gateway drug, studies show, since the rise of marijuana, harder drug use has actually gone down, not up. There is no record for any deaths caused by marijuana and the only reason it is illegal is because of tobacco industries who pay for ads against marijuana. Marijuana is not a gateway drug, and has not done anything wrong to society.
jzonda415

Con

I thank my opponent for this debate. As I only have 500 characters, I will make this brief.

The sole BOP is on my opponent, as he is suggesting a shift from the status quo. My opponent, however, does not source a single one of his claims and makes bare assertions. Because of this, he fails to fulfill his BOP. As Hitchen's Razor states, "What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." With this, I ask that his case be dismissed until evidence is brought forward.


Debate Round No. 1
thedeadpool

Pro

thedeadpool forfeited this round.
jzonda415

Con

While I don't need any arguments, as Pro has yet to justify his case and fulfil his BOP, I will anyway.

Marijuana legalization will lead to lower costs, more consumption, and a net loss to society. RAND notes that the legalization of marijuana in California would cause the cost to decrease by 80% (if not more from advertising and de-stigmatization). [1]. Lower price = greater use = more costs to society in healthcare, crime and lost productivity.

[1] http://www.rand.org...
Debate Round No. 2
thedeadpool

Pro

thedeadpool forfeited this round.
jzonda415

Con

My opponent has not presented evidence to prove his case, and must be dismissed. My arguments remain unrefuted and sourced and I extend them.

My opponent has also failed to fulfill his BOP when it solely is on him.

My opponent challenged me personally to this debate, and still forfeited 2/3 of the rounds.

My opponent's arguments failed and he forfeited.

With this, I ask that you vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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