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Marijuana legalazation

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Started: 10/19/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Surfingstud256

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Marijuana prohibition is insane and is pointless.
jh1234l

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I assume that I am going to have to post an argument this round, as my opponent has not said that the first round is for acceptance only. The time for each round is 60 minutes, so you will see a lot of forfeits in this debate.

Pro claims that prohibiting marijuana is insane and pointless. However, banning or at least limiting marijuana does have a valid reason.

In 2008, the Karolinska Institute published a study that found that rats treated with cannabis were more likely to use heroin. [1]. This means that people using cannabis might be also more likely to start using more dangerous drugs as well.

Cannabis can also cause loss of coordination and problems with learning, as well as long term effects like delusions and impaired memory. [2] If we stop prohibiting marijuana, kids who are below 19 can get easier access to it and therefore suffer these consequences.

[1] Ellgren, Maria (9 February 2007). Neurobiological effects of early life cannabis exposure in relation to the gateway hypothesis
(in English and Swedish). Stockholm.

[2]http://alcoholism.about.com...

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Posted by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
Good luck proving those two points.
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