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panthercub21
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bluemooncowza
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15 Points

Legalizing Drugs

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/14/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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panthercub21

Pro

Drugs should be legalized. Why create such a huge black market when the government could control the drug industry like it does the tobacco industry?

PS I'm new to this site. Is there a way to message outside of debates? It looks like you and I have a lot in common..... like the fact that we are the only 2 girls on right now on the first page of people, for starters.
bluemooncowza

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The government didn't create the Black Market. laws have gone out issuing that drugs are illegal, meaning they don't want the use or purchase allowed in their country. Why would they create something that they've already not allowed?

Hmmm.. We do seem to have our differences. I look forward to debating you in many debates in the future. I wish you the best of luck. :)
I await your responce.
Debate Round No. 1
panthercub21

Pro

Please clarify: "laws have gone out issuing that drugs are illegal, meaning they don't want the use or purchase allowed in their country. Why would they create something that they've already not allowed?"

I did not mean to say that the government created the black market, just that by refusing to legalize drugs, they are fueling it enormously. Hence, why allow millions of dollars of possible sales tax, and billions of dollars spent hunting and persecuting drug runners/addicts/dealers go to waste when drugs could simply be legalized?
bluemooncowza

Con

You've asked me to clarify my last argument. I merely meant they've stated they do not want the use of drugs in this country. Certain drugs are illegal. Why would they make drugs legal and sell them to make a profit off of something that is against the law? The reason they use so much money is because they've declared that they don't want drug use in this country. If (ONLY if) they legalized drugs they would be the cause of consumption/use of this drug. Hence, they are cause of many deaths. Law states they have to protect life and if they can't do that they are going against law. The laws they have issued for drugs are only for the safety of the human population.

Thank you. I am always waiting for your reply. :)
Debate Round No. 2
panthercub21

Pro

Well, alcohol is legal, and it kills more people than drugs. Actually, on the killing scale, alcohol is much worse because it is more likely to get innocent people killed (in DUIs). What do you think about legalizing pot only? Many countries in Europe have legalized it, and the death didn't jump, nor has it risen in any signifigant manner because of the legalization.
The main advantage to legalization is that drugs are no longer a forbidden fruit, hence making them lose their allure.

PS cute profile pict! Is the dog yours?
bluemooncowza

Con

"Well, alcohol is legal, and it kills more people than drugs."

It's true that it does, but there are still people who don't want alcohol to be legal either.

"What do you think about legalizing pot only?"

Well If I gave my answer I wouldn't be con. :)

I still beleive that drug use should be illegal. I hope in the next debate you can be more specific because I'v asked why the government should control drug use and in your last reply you told me which can cause more deaths.

P.S. Yes. That's my puppy. He's four months.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by panthercub21 9 years ago
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It's clarified.... check out the comments section
Posted by panthercub21 9 years ago
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yeah - sorry to be confusing :)
Posted by rwebberc 9 years ago
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Panthercub, I'd be interested in the debate you challenged me to regarding Somalia, but I can't quite figure out what it's about. If you could look at my comment and clarify it I would appreciate it.
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