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AnOddBeauty
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BangBang-Coconut
Con (against)
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Legalization of Marijuana

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/15/2011 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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AnOddBeauty

Pro

Marijuana, otherwise known as Cannabis sativa, is a simple plant that grows from the Earth. This leads to the other names of this government hated plant... Grass, weed. Marijuana is not a drug by any means. It comes from the green element. And if you should so happen to set it on fire [another element] there are some effects. You can't put two natural substances together and say it's a drug. That's no drug, that's nature.
BangBang-Coconut

Con

I thank my opponent for such a debate!

now when we look at the topic of debate, we can see a couple of things that must be shown before any actual debate begins-

First, the burden of proof is on the Pro, in order to win they must prove that marijuana should be legalized; conversely my job as the Con is not to prove it should not be legalized, but that my opponent is wrong. I have no burden of proof to prove.

Second, the realm of debate needs to follow whether or not Marijuana should be legalized, meaning that the classification of whether or not it is a drug or an herb is completely and utterly irrelevant. The fact that marijuana is classified as a drug by various people is not the reason it is illegal; If it where then people who took cold medicine, or ibuprofen would be in violation of the law.

Now that we have this in mind, I will proceed to disprove my opponent

Now currently, marijuana is illegal for the mass of the american society; and there is good reason for this. If there where no logic behind this substance being illegal then it simply would not be illegal. And so for my opponent to win, they need to show us some reason, and reason why the status quo needs to be altered. Thus far my opponent has spoken nothing on marijuana's legality, only on it's substance classification.

Therefore there is absolutely no reason to vote for her, and you must default to the Con until she can prove her stance.

Thank you, back to Pro :3.
Debate Round No. 1
AnOddBeauty

Pro

AnOddBeauty forfeited this round.
BangBang-Coconut

Con

My opponent has forfeited.
So I extend all prior arguments, and my opponent's are drops.
Vote Con please!
Debate Round No. 2
AnOddBeauty

Pro

AnOddBeauty forfeited this round.
BangBang-Coconut

Con

Double forfeit
Please vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Cutty 5 years ago
Cutty
Agreed, I would have argued the Con, and I'm an MMJ patient....the statement that "you cannot put two natural substances together and say it's a drug" is ridiculous.

Too bad about the age criteria, that would have been my 3rd debate and I could start voting.
Posted by joshizinfamous 5 years ago
joshizinfamous
I would have accepted. Open the age criteria.
Posted by Ore_Ele 5 years ago
Ore_Ele
"You cannot accept this challenge because you do not match the Instigator's age and/or rank criteria." - if you want to open this up, I'll accept it.
Posted by TesterPot 5 years ago
TesterPot
I can pretty much guess the winner of this one already, based on the opening arguments.
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Vote Placed by NiamC 2 years ago
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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