So first off I would not like this to be a nationwide bill, I believe in the tenth amendment, and that we should leave it up to the individual states to decide for themselves, such as Colorado where marijuana is legal for recreational use. You say it is a gateway drug, but if Minnesota made marijuana legal most people would still not use the drug, therefore making it legal wouldn't make it any more of a gateway drug than it already is.
Okay though that could work, think about it, marijuana since we can remember has been a drug that has made people think their invincible hence why if we would make it legal kids would abuse this privilege and it would lead them to go to harder more dangerous drugs. Now if we would ever actually legalize it nation wide there would have to be an age restriction because kids using weed would end terribly especially for the parents of said kid.
Like I said legalizing an illegal substance will not cause everyone to go out and use it. I personally would never use any type of illegal substance drug even if it was legalized, I assume that you wouldn't use the drug if it was legalized either. If you accept that people wouldn't use drugs just because it is legal then you can safely join the pro side of this argument. Currently the drug war has failed, Highest number of prisoners in the world and drugs are flooding through the border. For the past 30 years drugs being illegal have done us no good.
See that's the thing, legalizing marijuana in Colorado was probably the worst thing we possibly could've done. You see because now kids all want to go to Colorado because they think oh well its legal there but you see then they bring it here and get arrested all for what, getting high every now and then. See if we are just legalizing it just to get high then there is no point, getting high is just something people do to have fun, and frankly if you need a drug to have fun with the people you are with then maybe that's a wake up call to change your way of life because a life where you remember who and what you did is better than a life where you don't remember anything at all. Me personally i would rather live a life drug free and be able to remember the good times verses not remembering anything and being high all the time.
This is America Spence... You get to choose how you live your life. If you think getting high for fun is sad, pathetic or just plain wrong doesn't do drugs. But if you would like to do drugs and harm your own body, by all means go right ahead. Its called Natural Selection, the smart people live happy, healthy lives and pass on their genes. The ones who do drugs will live sad and unhealthy lives and will probably die young. In The United States people think for themselves
Reasons for voting decision: Con says pot is a gateway drug. Pro says the states should decide if pot is legal, not the USFG. He also says more people would be on drugs if pot was a gateway drug. Con says everyone will abuse pot and does not address Pro's point that more people would be on drugs if that were true. Pro explains the drug war has failed. Con says legalizing weed in CO was bad but doesn't explain how and Pro points out that this is just Con's opinion so Con did not fulfiull the burden but just repeated his position.
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