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Sekeido
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debatechamp
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Marijuana should be legalized, and not just for medical use.

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Sekeido
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/10/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 894 times Debate No: 11390
Debate Rounds (5)
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Sekeido

Pro

While marijuana isn't good for you, it hasn't killed many people. I think we should legalize marijuana. It would anger many people, but at the same time would appease many others.
When smoking large quantities of marijuana, overdosing means you just feel sick for a little while. Contrary to some beliefs, there is very little chance of getting cancer or lung damage from smoking marijuana. This is because virtually nobody is so addicted that they smoke the required amount of marijuana to get cancer. A UCLA study in 1997 concluded that those who do smoke large quantities experience no serious lung damage.
The legalization for marijuana might eventually save the planet. If we use hemp to make items such as paper, biodegradable plastic, textiles, construction, health food, fuel, and clothes, not only will prices go down, we can save the trees! Did you know that the constitution is made of hemp? It's true! In the past 3 years, hemp food has been commercially successful. Hemp is one of the fastest growing biomasses known. It grows very fast, which is convenient because trees take longer to grow.
If I still haven't persuaded you because of some beliefs you may have, here are some myths and their contrary facts. Myth: Marijuana contains over 400 chemicals, making it dangerous. Fact: There is no correspondence connecting the number of chemicals a substance contains and its toxicity. Prohibitionists commonly mention this deceptive statistic to make marijuana appear hazardous. Myth: Marijuana is addicting. Fact: Marijuana isn't physically addicting. Medical studies deem marijuana less habit forming than caffeine. The legal drugs of alcohol can be as addicting as heroin or cocaine, but marijuana is one of the least habit forming substances known.
debatechamp

Con

Ok judges lets see this debate today as a yes and no vote yes i would like anger to outrage in my socity and people to kill there brain cells or no lets keep our socity and children safe by voteing out weed now lets look at a statement in this case "While marijuana isn't good for you, it hasn't killed many people. I think we should legalize marijuana. It would anger many people, but at the same time would appease many others.
When smoking large quantities of marijuana, overdosing means you just feel sick for a little while."
now that by it self shows that its not good also studies sho marijuana has killed people THC in marijuana enters the blood stream and passes from the blood into the brain. In the brain, THC attaches to nerve center receptors known as cannabinoid receptors. Many cannabinoid receptors are present in areas of the brain that control pleasure, thought, concentration, memory, coordination, sensory perception and time perception. THC stimulates the brain to release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure and rewards. when taking to much of this drug it can stoop blood flow in the brain" National Institute on Drug Abuse. (updated 2002). Marijuana: Facts parents need to know (revised) [NIH Publication No. 02-4036].
Now there is something eles i want you to see and thats the fact that he says in 1997 its indeed 13 years later so much have been added to this drug and this makes risk worst for these reasons and more vote con
Debate Round No. 1
Sekeido

Pro

Marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, meth, cocaine, and other similar drugs. In fact, it is one of the healthiest drugs to be eaten. Not to mention it's great for recreational use!
debatechamp

Con

debatechamp forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Sekeido

Pro

There was nothing to counter, therefore i have chosen not to argue my side.
debatechamp

Con

debatechamp forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Sekeido

Pro

Sekeido forfeited this round.
debatechamp

Con

debatechamp forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Sekeido

Pro

Sekeido forfeited this round.
debatechamp

Con

debatechamp forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Sekeido 6 years ago
Sekeido
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good luck, and may the best man win.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by BigRedOne88 6 years ago
BigRedOne88
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