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carissagomez
Pro (for)
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imheretodebate321
Con (against)

Medical Marijuana

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Started: 3/30/2017 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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carissagomez

Pro

Medical Marijuana should be legal in all states because trying to only provide it to clients and not a regular citizen creates more problems in society. A majority of marijuana users find themselves abusing it more than using it as a prescription. It is nearly impossible to keep it only for clients, so why make the job harder for the police departments and try to arrest anyone who carries marijuana. Marijuana is not a serious drug and does not make anyone become violent, yet this generation acts as though it is a crime to enjoy your own free time and relaxing to a natural plant that grows from this earth. What one person is doing to de-stress should not bother anyone else. Although it is rare to hear about someone using medical marijuana for it's main purpose (easing of pain/illness). In 2010, researchers at Harvard Medical School suggested that that some of the drug's benefits may actually be from reduced anxiety, which would improve the smoker's mood. Although some may say that medical marijuana does more harm than it does good, there is plenty of evidence to counteract this. In addition to Medical Marijuana helping to prevent seizures, it can also help to stop cancer cells from spreading. According to an article written by Kevin Loria and Jennifer Welsh, "Cannabinoids like the active ingredients in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (also known as THC), control seizures by binding to the brain cells responsible for controlling excitability and regulating relaxation." Loria and Welsh go on to claim that "CBD may also help prevent cancer from spreading, researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco reported in 2007."
imheretodebate321

Con

Refine the point you are arguing for. When reading through your Initial text, there were several points as to why you should think marijuana should be legal for.

Should it be legal to the same extent that cigarettes and alcohol are legal?
Should it be legal to cut down on the imprisonment of less dangerous individuals to society and leave space in prisons for violent criminals?
Should it be legal for monetary gain to propose a more efficient way of create a federal monetary gain?
Should it be legal because it is a means of a perceived safer way of medicating, than man made prescriptions?
Should it be legal because that's just what you want?

Refine your argument please.
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