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Jazlilong
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autodidact
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Marijuana should be legal

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Started: 1/24/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Jazlilong

Con

Many people believe that marijuana is harmless, but that is completely not true. Marijuana can cause cancer and leads to lung damage, brain damage, and violence. No matter what people say, the government can't legalize marijuana, as it would be dangerous to society. Most states are doing the right thing by keeping it illegal.
autodidact

Pro

Due to the illegality of marijuana federal funding for studies of its effects have been hard to come by. I would hope you support your claims with sources of the studies. The biggest problem you face is that there are so few studies that the results have not been duplicated in most cases.

" Marijuana can cause cancer and leads to lung damage, brain damage, and violence."
There are legal substances that cause lung damage brain damage and violence, namely tobacco and alcohol. Alcohol damages the liver too. One of the arguments for legalization is that marijuana is actually less harmful than alcohol. I know of no study that has tested this, but many people can think of people who drink too much and have suffered adverse effects from their habits, while being hard pressed to think of a cases where pot has ruined lives.

"No matter what people say, the government can't legalize marijuana, as it would be dangerous to society."
I am rather sure the government can legalize marijuana the question is should they. Your major objection is that its dangerous to society. I can't think of a single aspect of society that pot has been shown to be either harmful or is suggested to be more harmful than things that are already legal.

In conclusion marijuana should be legal because as adults we should be able to decide what we want to put into our bodies in a responsible manner.
Debate Round No. 1
Jazlilong

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