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Marijuana Should be Legal

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Started: 3/21/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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JacobAnderson

Pro

Round Layouts-
1) Acceptance, No arguments
2) Opening Statements, No rebuttals
3-4) Rebuttals
5) Summary/Conclusion, No new arguments
JayTh3Gay

Con

I accept this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
JacobAnderson

Pro

Legalization of marijuana will allow taxes to be placed on the product.
With the legalization of marijuana, companies who sell marijuana will legally be allowed to tax the product for increased revenue. [1] shows that a week after the legalization of marijuana, sales exceeded $5M. This is, if sale are equal and constant, $714285.71 a day or $29761.90 an hour. [2] is the transcript of an interview with a part-time drug dealer. In the interview, the drug dealer states that they make roughly $1200 profit a month. Notice that $1200 a month no where near comes close to $29761.90 that Colorado made per hour. Also, the profits made in Colorado are to be distributed by the sellers whereas the profits of the drug dealer are kept for themself.

Legalization of marijuana will help prevent minors from purchasing the drug.
We all know that the legalization of drugs can help prevent minors from receiving the drugs. Let's use alcohol as an example. It is illegal for minors to buy alcohol, illegal for vendors to sell alcohol to minors, and it is also illegal for adults to purchase alcohol for minors. All of these crimes are punisihable by fines and time in jail. If the law can set a limit on the purchasing of marijuana, there will be less minors in reach of marijuana and can potentially solve addiction problms in these minors.

Marijuana has medicinal purposes.
As stated earlier, there will be restrictions on usage of marijuana, but marijuana is known to have medicinal purposes. Marijuana is proven to stimulate appetite, relax muscle tension, and relieve anxiety and even insomnia [3].

In short, there are more positives than negatives when it comes to legalizing mariijuana.

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[1] http://www.huffingtonpost.com...;
[2] http://thebillfold.com...;
[3] http://health.howstuffworks.com...;
JayTh3Gay

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
JacobAnderson

Pro

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JayTh3Gay

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
JayTh3Gay

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
JacobAnderson

Pro

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JayTh3Gay

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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