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MuniLove
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emospongebob527
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Marijuana: Can it Benefit your mental and physical health?

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MuniLove
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/16/2012 Category: Health
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MuniLove

Pro

Marijuana: Can it Benefit your mental and physical health?

This argument is about the benefits marijuana can provide to both mental and physical health. This is not a debate about the legalization of marijuana since, there are many areas of disagreement and many people (including regular recreational users) are not being more realistic about. So I want to concentrate this debate on the benefits of marijuana towards a persons mental and physical health.

Rules:
Be realistic and use sources to back up your arguments

(I say realistic because I have read other debates on this site and have seen the dishonesty and false statements made by both sides not supported by any source, just to support their own argument.)

This is my 1st debate on this site and hope to have fun and friendly debate.
emospongebob527

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
MuniLove

Pro

Marijuana can be consumed by many different ways such as:

-Smoking
-Vaping
-Consuming (Food or Drink)

Each way of consumption has different effects such as the longevity of its effects and/or its side effects

When consumed, The Cannaboids, such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), attach themselves to the receptors in the brain, where their effects begin to take place. The receptors in the brain that part-take in this event are also apart of a whole receptor network within the human body that is "naturally attuned to these molecules"

Physical Benefits

Marijuana, when used for medical purposes, has many benefits and uses, most commonly used for:

-Pain Management (nerve/chronic)
-Improving appetite
-Glaucoma
-Multiple sclerosis
-Cancer Patients
-& more

Marijuana has been scientifically proven and useful for nerve, chronic and pain sufferers and has been hailed as a great alternative to prescription medicines such as oxycodone, oxycontin, percocets and so on. The cannaboids in Marijuana are similar to codeine for pain management, so it can easily replace pain meds and decrease the risk of acquiring addiction to pain killers.
Notable, Marijuana is also known for its effect in increasing appetite. Many HIV/AID's and Cancer patients living in legalize medical use states, are prescribed Marijuana to aid their lost of appetite. Cancer patients that undergo chemotherapy must deal with the unfortunate pain, nausea, and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, but Marijuana is used to help combat these unpleasant symptoms by shutting off pain receptors, increasing appetite, and even used as a anti nausea medicine.
Moreover, Marijuana has also help improve the lifestyles of Multiple Sclerosis sufferers. Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It causes nerve damage by inflammation which produces many unpleasant symptoms such as:

-numbness
-Pain/Static Pain
-Loss of balance
-Muscle spasms
-abnormal sensations
-Problems moving arms or legs
-Problems walking
-Problems with coordination
-Tremors
-Weakness

The Multiple Sclerosis community has benefited much from the use of marijuana. MS is a debilitating disease that can also cause depression due to the daily struggles of its adverse effects. With the aid of Marijuana it can help reduce SYMPTOMS OF MS and improve the users mood.

Mental Benefits

Relaxation and Insomnia:
No matter how you consume Marijuana it will have the same effects but the longevity of its effects will vary. When consumed the brain releases Dopamine into the bloodstream causing a euphoric high. With this it also causes drowsiness and has been proven to help sleep deprived suffers to achieve sleep and stay asleep.

Meditation:

Marijuana is also used in some medidtaion practices. Under the influence, many people feel more "connected" with their surroundings and use this opportunity to achieve a higher enlighthing state of mind. Due to the fact that Marijuana relaxes the user , the use of it in meditation increases its potential in spiritual healing.

Recreational use

Over 50 million people in the United States Use marijuana, mostly for recreational purposes. The reasoning behind each user may be different but the result is the same. The experience a relaxing euphoric high. Like I have noted before, the way you decide to consume the drug determines the health risks along with the side effects and its longevity.

sources:
http://www.foxnews.com...
http://www.webmd.com...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com...
emospongebob527

Con

emospongebob527 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
MuniLove

Pro

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emospongebob527

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
MuniLove

Pro

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emospongebob527

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
MuniLove

Pro

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emospongebob527

Con

emospongebob527 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by TheElderScroll 4 years ago
TheElderScroll
If you can change the criteria from 24 hours to 72 hours, I would debate with you.
Posted by darkcity 4 years ago
darkcity
It's more confusing that way, but than I am pretty dumb ; -)
Posted by MuniLove 4 years ago
MuniLove
Yes of course. I put it in the form of a question, so voters and others can put their input in the comments as the debate progresses.
Posted by darkcity 4 years ago
darkcity
The debate is a question 'Marijuana: Can it Benefit your mental and physical health?', as you are Pro I assume you will be arguing 'Marijuana can benefit your mental and physical health' - it would be more obvious if you called the debate just that 'Marijuana can benefit your mental and physical health'
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Vote Placed by Torvald 4 years ago
Torvald
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Reasons for voting decision: While I think Pro is very mistaken about it, all Con said throughout the entire debate was "I accept," and that gets no credit for anything.
Vote Placed by AlwaysMoreThanYou 4 years ago
AlwaysMoreThanYou
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Reasons for voting decision: Only argument provided by Pro.