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2ez88
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Koopin
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57 Points

Marjiuana should be legal

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/23/2010 Category: Health
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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2ez88

Pro

Marjiunana should be a legal drug through out the United States.Alcohol is more harmful then Marjiunana, and its legal at the age of 21
Koopin

Con

Off you go, and let the force be with you.
Debate Round No. 1
2ez88

Pro

Ok here i go.

Marijuana or as i like to say "Weed" is also known as Cannabis or Ganja (Hemp), and as well all know that cannabis and hemp are boths forms of plants,which comes from the Earth (Mother Nature).

Now why should a government make use of a substance that comes the Earth (Mother Nature) illegal.
Weed can be used for medicinal purposes such as depression, glaucoma,and HIV/Aids.
Marijuana has been a main ingredient in natural remedies for thousands of years.
Marijuana products were also used in China and India as early as 3000 B.C. to treat a variety of ills -- from easing the pain of childbirth to relieving asthma and epilepsy, even improving appetite and disposition

Never in all my life have i heard of a person dying from an overdose of marijuana or plant abuse lol thats crazy/
My father always told me that if 10 people are in a room and 8 say something is correct then it must be correct.
The United Nations (UN) estimated that in 2004 about 4% of the world's adult population (162 million people) use cannabis annually, and about 0.6% (22.5 million) use it on a daily basis...
And that is a whole lot of people...

Now Take that and compare that to Alcohol.

Alcohol abuse - Alcoholic beverages at a level that interferes
with physical health, mental health, and social, family, or job
responsibilities.

Even a few drinks can change behavior, slow motor skills, and decrease the ability to think clearly. Alcohol can impair concentration and judgment. Drinking a lot of alcohol can cause drunkenness (intoxication).

Some of the symptoms of alcoholism include:

•Abdominal pain
•Confusion
•Drinking alone
•Episodes of violence with drinking
•Hostility when confronted about drinking
•Lack of control over drinking -- being unable to stop or reduce alcohol intake
•Making excuses to drink
•Nausea and vomiting
•Need for daily or regular alcohol use to function
•Neglecting to eat
•Not caring for physical appearance
•Numbness and tingling
•Secretive behavior to hide alcohol use
•Shaking in the morning

•Number of alcoholic liver disease deaths: 13,050
•Number of alcohol-induced deaths, excluding accidents and homicides: 22,073
http://www.cdc.gov...
http://www.cdc.gov...

And Alcohol is very legal my friend very legal

Thank You 4 accepting my debate
and allowing me to express myself

Now May the force be with U!!!!
Koopin

Con

I thank my opponent for posting his argument.

My opponent did not say "Medical Marijuana should be legalized."
He simply said that Marijuana should be legal.
While I do not find this completely fair, he has not broken any written rules.
I am Con Marijuana, Pro medical Marijuana.
Therefore I will be playing somewhat of the devils advocate.

Just because something feels good to people who are sick, is not a reason to legalize it.
Marijuana is proven to be a dangerous drug.
Some of the short term effects are:
1. Distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch).
2. Problems with memory and learning.
3. Loss of coordination.
4. Trouble with thinking and problem-solving.
5. Increased heart rate, reduced blood pressure.

There are many reasons why these things can be bad, I will go through them one by one as quickly as I can.

1. Distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch).
This is very dangerous, the reason is because people will take the drug and drive at the same time. Car accidents will go through the roof. This is an example of death with Marijuana. What people like to do is say that no one has died because of Marijuana. Well, no one has died of a cell phone, yet many people die from talking while driving.

2. Problems with memory and learning.
Children these days already are failing in school. Why would we want to add to that? They need all the memory and learning they can get.

3. Loss of coordination.
This corresponds with number one. More accidents, more deaths.

4. Trouble with thinking and problem-solving.
This also corresponds with number two. But not only for kids, people need all the brain power they can get.

5. Increased heart rate, reduced blood pressure.
Some people do not even know that they have a bad heart. Marijuana could hurt these people. It would be no use to use on most sick patients. Lots of them have a bad heart.

Many people who take the drug for medical purposes get addicted to it.
Many people do not get addicted to it, but there are some that do.
There are also many other dangerous effects.
Like sleepiness, an altered sense of time and space, hallucinations, delusions, disorientation.
Marijuana contains more than 400 different chemicals; this is bad for obvious reasons.
Marijuana also can lead to lung and/or throat cancer. (Again, they don't die of Marijuana, just cancer.)

Your father's theory sounds good, but there can not be a law based off of it.
Just because 8 out of 10 people say that there is a KFC on the moon does not make it true.

Something else to consider, there would be a major increase in health problems.
Therefore, there would be a major increase in the cost of health care.
No one in any country wants this.

I will stop here for now and look forward to your response.

May the force, again.

AND I AM YOUR FATHER!!!!

SOURCES:
(1). http://faculty.washington.edu...
Debate Round No. 2
2ez88

Pro

Ok Not Bad

BUT!!!!
Your 65% wrong
If you seen the movie Super High Me sequal to Super Size Me
Then you would know that when high on Mary jane your memory
is actually better and your reading and mathematics skills are also better.
Also study shows that wen high on mary jane your more capable of producing Psyhic
ability.
Can i ask u question Koopin?
Whens the last time you heard of someone high driving and wrecking or high abuse and dying
the point of the debate was that is Alcohol is legal why isnt mary jane..

Oh yea My friend, Or Father as you say I took the liberty in reading one of your previous debates and
you said it your self and i quote

Now I will post my Pandemics.

1. Somehow, all the water in the world intoxicates you twice as much as vodka, even if filtered, treated, of cleaned. The effects are irreversible. While many people would rejoice over this, the joy would only last for a little while. We would no longer be able to operate cars, go for walks on bridges, or make it to KFC before closing time. Many people would be out of jobs, therefore millions of people would not have money to buy food. Even if they could get food, how would they walk there? You can not drink 8 cups of vodka a day, but that is how much water one needs. Many people would get poisoning, some would throw up, cops could not stop anyone because they would be drunk to.

So that proves out of the horses mouth that alcohol isnt something that should be freely loose in society oppose to Mary Jane...

Thank You And Eat Dirt LOSER HAHAHAHA
Koopin

Con

I thank my opponent for his... argument.

You claim that a movie called "Super High Me" prove that Marijuana helps your memory.
Not only did you fail to provided a link/clip of this "proof", but you completely ignored the other facts!

I beleive you are referring to this debate that I did: http://www.debate.org...

This debate is not even about alcohol.

Audience, my opponent has failed to respond in the correct manner.

I heavily urge a Con vote.

Thank you.

I would also like to thank Luke Skywalker for this debate...SON!!!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
Why did you tie everything? Pro gave up in the end.
Posted by yayawhatever 7 years ago
yayawhatever
I hope those that are against pot are also against alcohol. Both substances make a person dumber than a box of rocks, but u never hear about potheads getting violent.
Posted by frenchmoose 7 years ago
frenchmoose
the bird had the force with him.. but he has soild himself
Posted by Scott_Mann 7 years ago
Scott_Mann
If you idiots had a leg you'd see who lost.
Posted by 2ez88 7 years ago
2ez88
If you idiots had a Face you would clearly see i won
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
I did like the "Eat Dirt LOSER" part
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
laziness is what are society is built upon.
Posted by Sorrow 7 years ago
Sorrow
His laziness is starting to affect me in my debates.
Posted by Cherymenthol 7 years ago
Cherymenthol
Koopin you got lazy.
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
I never said anything about alcohol!
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