The Instigator
smokeythebea
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The Contender
16kadams
Con (against)
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19 Points

Marijuana legalization and Medical Marijuana legalization,taxation and sale for adults 18 +

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after 4 votes the winner is...
16kadams
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/16/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 994 times Debate No: 23645
Debate Rounds (5)
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Votes (4)

 

smokeythebea

Pro

I believe Cannabis(delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) should be legalized as should Medical Cannabis. It should be taxed by the U.S Government using a sales tax in the same way the U.S government does for Tobacco and Alcohol. Persons 18 years or older would legally be able to purchase from " Dispensaries" not "Drug dealers".

Cannabis should be legalized for a number of reasons.
1. The drug war is not as effective as most people think it is.
2. Police and the Government have better things to do.
3. Cannabis is a plant grown from a seed not a chemically altered substance like harder drugs.

I await my Opponents Argument :)
16kadams

Con

My opponent has challenged me to a separate debate, vote tie.
Debate Round No. 1
smokeythebea

Pro

smokeythebea forfeited this round.
16kadams

Con

Well I suspect this should not be a tie, because my opponent does not even have the courtesy to respond. Our last debate was about marijuana legalization, so how about this one only be about medical marijuana?

As you FF'd I will be brief: Marijuana is bad for you, no medicines are smoked. And marijuana has not been approved by the FDA.

VOTE CON
Debate Round No. 2
smokeythebea

Pro

smokeythebea forfeited this round.
16kadams

Con

Well now what?
Debate Round No. 3
smokeythebea

Pro

smokeythebea forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
smokeythebea

Pro

smokeythebea forfeited this round.
16kadams

Con

As my opponent never accepted the tie offer, never had an argunment, and never even showed up I win this debate.

None of his args related too MEDICAL marijuana, hence I win.

Vote con
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by jat93 4 years ago
jat93
Wow, a conservative who gives a damn that a product hasn't been approved by the FDA, one of the most perfect epitomes of the progressive era! I thought conservatives were for small government... Well, unless it's the government regulating what you can do in your bedroom and with you and other personal health choices (like using marijuana)... Which begs the question, small government for what? Geez, even conservatives' foreign policy these days promotes big government! Okay, sorry, rant over, my point was that it's strange that you use the FDA as an argument given its progressive nature and your conservatism...
Posted by smokeythebea 5 years ago
smokeythebea
how do i change the title ? im new to this site sorry !
Posted by Zaradi 5 years ago
Zaradi
Am I the only one who thinks that pro's points (or at least the synopsis's of them) prove literally nothing?
Posted by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
I might accept it anyway
Posted by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
change it to plain only marijuana legalization then I accept. take out the medical part. I would prefer to debate that separately.
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Vote Placed by AlwaysMoreThanYou 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Not necessary for me to even vote
Vote Placed by Contra 4 years ago
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Vote Placed by Mrparkers 4 years ago
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Vote Placed by Meatros 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct goes to 16K as Pro FF. Further, arguments go to 16k since he at least presented one.