Legalization of marijuana
Debate Rounds (5)
P2: Marijuana may not be a direct cause of death, but just like cigarettes it increases the probability of lung damage. http://www.drugabuse.gov...
P3: Heavy use of marijuana stalls brain development in youth. http://www.sciencedaily.com...
P4: Marijuana's medical practicality is not unique as there are plenty of other legal and more effective alternatives.
C: Marijuana should not be legalized.
P2: Also legal prohibition does not stop consumers from purchasing the drug.
P3: It has been found to have profound medical use with people with terminal illness, cataracts and even cancer.
P4: The war on drugs is significant to the politicians.
Addressing P2: According to your argument, there is no reason to legalize marijuana. Consumers can purchase it either way.
Addressing P3: Legal medicine has been found to have profound medical use with all that you mentioned.
Addressing P4: There is no direct correlation between your premise and your argument. While this may be a fact, it does not imply that marijuana should be legalized.
My arguments from Round 1 still stand.
Shamman1835 forfeited this round.
Addressing P2: According to your argument it raises your probability of getting lung cancer, being around a person smoking such as second hand smoking could also raise your risk however I don't see society trying to eradicate cigarettes. Especially at the fact that it is very expensive.<
Addressing P3: A lot of legal medications have side effects and though may treat symptoms may cause problems in other areas which would make an individual get hooked on more addictive medication. With people with terminal illnesses it subtracts that.<
Addressing P4: Medical marijuana use is actually unique off the fact that it has been utilized in higher amounts since society has opened their eyes. Your argument also goes from supporting the drug dealers to bashing medical use.
Response 2: Cigarettes were used as an example by me because they were brought up by you. However, the issue itself does not involve them. My argument was that marijuana increases the probability of lung damage and the eradication of cigarettes is not relevant to it. Your red herring is furthered when you bring up the cost of something that has nothing to do with the legalization of marijuana.
Response 3: While you have given no proof of the side effects of legal medications that can replace marijuana, here is proof that marijuana is no exception when it comes to negative side effects: http://www.lcsun-news.com...
Marijuana, if legalized, would not necessarily be a better alternative to other medicines because just as other medicines, it has risks and side effects.
Response 4: I would expect society to have trouble utilizing marijuana with closed eyes. My argument is that marijuana should not be legalized. I did not bash medical use nor did I support drug dealers. Bringing up the issue of putting thousands of street dealers out of a job supported my argument as did my claim that marijuana's medical use is not more effective than that of other medicines.
My initial arguments stand to support my conclusion that marijuana should not be legalized.
This debate is over as we are only supposed to have 3 rounds. Let's both write "ok" for the next round so that the debate will be concluded and move into its voting period.
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