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Legalizing the Coca plant

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Started: 2/25/2011 Category: Health
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Im for legalizing the coca plant because the process to turn it into cocaine is very long and hard,also because it takes a large amount to get enough to sell.
Also that it doesn't get you high ,like weed does .


"he process to turn it into cocaine is very long and hard"

It may be long and hard (pffft) but it can still be used to produce a very illegal drug.

"takes a large amount to get enough to sell."

It is still possible to sell though. People could have more than one plant you realize.

"t doesn't get you high ,like weed does"

It has been scientifically proven [2] that cocaine is much more damaging to the brain. It is extremely addictive and much more dangerous.

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Debate Round No. 1


I meant the plant its self dost get you high like weed

I do not mean cocaine should be legal just the plant its self
Because the process is so long that in America most people would rather make weed.
It takes days to make coca into cocaine
There are so many different chemicals involved in making it that the average person would only be able to make enough for himself . Also it takes a large amount to get enough to sell.

It also has herbal and medicinal uses.

I realize I need more SPACE!!!!!!


My opponent has failed to prove WHY we should legalize the coca plant, only WHY NOT.
Because my opponent has the burden of proof and has failed to provide any proof Con wins this debate.

If you legalize the coca plant, sure the average person would not be able to make enough of it. But people in groups will start coca farms where they can legally grow the coca and produce cocaine illegally.

Because there is not enough space I will conclude with this:

Pro has not refuted any points:

Con wins
Debate Round No. 2


Traditional medical uses ... a stimulant to overcome fatigue, hunger, and thirst. It is considered particularly effective against altitude sickness. also an anesthetic to alleviate the pain of headache, rheumatism, wounds and sores, etc." "
Also it could be a prescription that a doctor gives out to treat small stuff, if the patient wants "organic" relief.
Um I have some unused Vicodin which will make a person loopy.
Be mature;"con wins, con wins" No SMS...


"Traditional medical uses..."
Since when can people grow their own prescription drugs?

"Also it could be a I have some unused vicodin...Be mature;....No SMS...."
I have no idea what the bottom half of that paragraph means.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by reddj2 5 years ago
I ran out of room I said" be mature, No sportsman ship- sms
Posted by Jallen289 5 years ago
There are many plants that have medical use, but you and I both know, it wouldn't be used for medicinal purposes.
Posted by Jallen289 5 years ago
Why would you want the plant legalized in the first place?

I can think of no reason to legalize the coca plant in America. The only thing it would be used for, in my opinion, would be to make a dangerous and addicting drug.
Posted by gavin.ogden 5 years ago
Chwing the coca leaves absolutely gives you a buzz, buddy. Fail.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro presented a *very* fragmented argument.