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Dudeemailvince
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kingkd
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Marijuana should be legalized

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kingkd
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/24/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Dudeemailvince

Pro

Marijuana should be legalized for a variety of reasons.
kingkd

Con

Marijuana can give you a distorted sense of time, random thinking, paranoia, anxiety, depression, altered senses, mood swings, and short term forgetfulness. 10% of people who use marijuana become addicted to it.

"Research clearly shows that marijuana has the potential to cause problems in daily life. A study of 129 college students found that, among those who smoked the drug at least twenty-seven of the thirty days before being surveyed, critical skills related to attention, memory and learning were seriously diminished. A study of postal workers found that employees who tested positive for marijuana had 55% more accidents, 85% more injuries and a 75% increase in being absent from work.

In Australia, a study found that cannabis intoxication was responsible for 4.3% of driver fatalities."

Marijuana messes with the mind clearly shown. It doubles your heart rate, increasing your chance of getting a heart attack, and legalizing marijuana will only increase access to marijuana and make more use it.

http://www.drugabuse.gov...
http://www.drugfreeworld.org...;
http://www.webmd.com...

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Since there were 5615000 car accidents in 2013, we can assume based on the Ausatralia evidence that 241445 of those were caused by marijuana, making it a problem for society as a whole.
Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by That1User 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con used arguments and sources. Pro, you stated that marijuana should be legalized for a variety of reasons, I highly suggest that you state those variety of reasons so you have an argument and source the argument.
Vote Placed by 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Only Con used arguments and sources.
Vote Placed by Ragnar 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF. Pro is however improving, rather than just repeating the title, he implied there may be an argument to be had, while sadly not offering it.
Vote Placed by Midnight1131 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture, so conduct to Con. Pro forfeited, so they also never had a chance to refute Con's arguments, and Con was the only one to use sources.
Vote Placed by Varrack 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF, con gave only sources.