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JohnJohnSHTOOKAH
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Travniki
Con (against)
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Marijuana is healthier than alcohol.

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JohnJohnSHTOOKAH
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/10/2012 Category: Health
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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JohnJohnSHTOOKAH

Pro

Pure and simple debate.

I will argue the health benefits and potential risks (or lack of) are better for somebody who chooses to smoke pot versus drinking alcohol.

If you accept this debate you must obviously make the case that alcohol is the healthier of the too.
Travniki

Con

I accept.

I hope this debate is conducted in a way that the two extremes (alchoholics and "junkies", or burnouts and hopeless addicts, will be avoided as examples)

I would start by conceding that inherently marajuana has better health benefits, but I will be arguing that the lifestyle, crime, addiction, cancer, deterioration of the brain and sister drugs that even a small amount of marajuana promotes are far riskier than the usual lifestyle of alchohol consumption.

In other words, I will be arguing that the "marajuana lifestyle" if you will is much more dangerous than alchohol.

I also have the burden to show how even the smallest engagments in marajuana consumption will lead to activity in the "marajuana lifestyle".

I hand this debate over to my opponent.
Debate Round No. 1
JohnJohnSHTOOKAH

Pro

I will be very brief with my reasons as to why marijuana is healthier than alcohol. Being that is the topic of the debate...

1. Marijuana unlike alcohol has been found to have no linkage to cancer. Use of marijuana and marijuana alone will not give you cancer. http://www.washingtonpost.com...
Alcohol use on the other hand has been linked to SEVEN types of cancer.
http://www.cancer.org...

2. Studies of even "heavy-users" of marijuana, (People who smoke daily) proved old refer madness myths about smoking pot causes brain damage to be plainly false. http://www.webmd.com...
While alcohol, being that it's kinda poison, has been proven to be quite unhealthy to consume with regards to your brains health..http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov...

3.THE DEATH TOLL!
75,000 people have been estimated to be killed by incidents relating to alcohol abuse.
This year alone (going by the numbers) 10,839 people will die in drunk driving crashes.
Would you like to know how many people who will die from marijuana use this year???
...... 0, nothing, nada, zilch.
Reason why? Marijuana does not kill.
http://newsflavor.com...

MORE SOURCES :DDDDDDDD
http://www.madd.org...
http://alcoholvsmarijuana.com...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
Travniki

Con

Travniki forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
JohnJohnSHTOOKAH

Pro

Arguments extended.
Travniki

Con

Travniki forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by JohnJohnSHTOOKAH 5 years ago
JohnJohnSHTOOKAH
Totally understand its all good.
Posted by Travniki 5 years ago
Travniki
SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH@T

Conduct to pro, I totally forgot about this

Ill give my case next round, sorry mate
Posted by JohnJohnSHTOOKAH 5 years ago
JohnJohnSHTOOKAH
Kind of redirects the entire debate which is fine. But I'm not going to humor the idea of "sister drugs" being involved in the debate. It was supposed to be about consumption and which is the proven healthier alternative. Seeing how you believe marijuana leads to cancer and "brain deterioration" I will be happy to debate that..
Posted by Travniki 5 years ago
Travniki
Not so much a loophole as I turned it into a debatable issue
Posted by JohnJohnSHTOOKAH 5 years ago
JohnJohnSHTOOKAH
What. Bogus. Nonononnononooono ugh. Loophole. hmm..
Posted by imabench 5 years ago
imabench
No duh its healthier, your comparing it to the most harmful thing in the world. No one is going to accept this
Posted by JohnJohnSHTOOKAH 5 years ago
JohnJohnSHTOOKAH
lol woops...
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