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CorinneSeagriff
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19146md
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Marijuana should be legalized in the United States.

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Started: 2/28/2011 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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CorinneSeagriff

Pro

Individuals should have the right to use marijuana legally in the United States.
19146md

Con

If there is marijuana available in our society, there will be more deaths/accidents in our society. therefore, marijuana should not be legalized
Debate Round No. 1
CorinneSeagriff

Pro

The drug generally isn't more harmful than alcohol or tobacco if used in moderation. Also, Legalization would mean a lower price; which means, related crimes (like theft) would be reduced.
19146md

Con

19146md forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
CorinneSeagriff

Pro

Drug dealers would lose most or all of their business, which obviously would lessen crimes. If marijuana was legal, it wouldn't be handled by dealers, which means the chances of it being laced with a more harmful drug, would be much less.

Smoking cigarettes are more harmful than marijuana, because of the use of tobacco.

There is always the problem with marijuana being the "gate way drug" and it may be true for some people. But people were, are and will be smoking marijuana, making it legal will just lessen crimes and problems.
19146md

Con

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