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AustinPD
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gamerking2022
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Marijuana should be legal for recreational and medical use in the U.S.

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Started: 10/3/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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AustinPD

Pro

Format - Round one, Opening Statement. Round two, Argument 1. Round three, Argument 2. Round four, Closing Statement.

Opening statement:

Marijuana is currently only legal for recreational use in four sates and legal for medical use in 24 states. Some states have allowed use of government approved strains for medical use as well as established decriminalization laws for recreational users in some states. Other states have approved small amounts of cannabis oil for individuals with certain illnesses or diseases.
In the states in which recreational use of marijuana is legalized, the "rules" or "terms of use" a.k.a. laws regarding the use, purchase and possession of marijuana are very similar to that of alcohol. For instance, you must be 21 years of age or older to use, purchase or possess marijuana and cannot drive while under the influence or "high."
Similarly in the states in which medical marijuana is legalized, you must have a prescription from a doctor in order to use, purchase and possess medical marijuana.
Many people do not know the differences between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana and claim that it is the same. This is not true, medical marijuana has a much lower level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), yielding a lesser of a "high" to the user than recreational marijuana. Also, medical marijuana is intended to medicate users hence the name medical marijuana; whereas recreational marijuana is intended to get users "high" or intoxicated very much like alcohol. (Do not be mistaken, the effects of marijuana and alcohol are two different experiences.)
There are many benefits both personally and economically that medical and recreational marijuana has to offer.
gamerking2022

Con

Marajuana may be able to be good, but that is just medical. Recreational has caused many car accidents, killings, and just deaths period.
Debate Round No. 1
AustinPD

Pro

Actually marijuana has not caused any deaths and your argument is invalid.
Any deaths or injuries supposedly caused by marijuana use are simply user errors, this can happen with alcohol as well. Therefore irresponsible users are more likely to sustain injury or die than responsible users. That is why laws regarding the use of recreational marijuana are in place in their respective states.

"deaths due to cannabis use are usually accidents that are not caused by the substance, but to the circumstances of use." - Jost Leune
gamerking2022

Con

hell... can't argue with that... you win i guess
Debate Round No. 2
AustinPD

Pro

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gamerking2022

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
AustinPD

Pro

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gamerking2022

Con

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