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Pot, should it be legal?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/20/2011 Category: Health
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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1st round is for CON to state argument. Whoever accepts good luck, you'll need it.


Greetings, Pro.

Definition of Pot:

Pot- "Cannabis used as a drug in any form, such as leaves (marijuana or hemp) or resin (hashish)." {1}. I will be arguing that the leaves of the marijuana should not be legal for any smoking means.

Drug- "A substance that has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body, in particular." {2}.

Contention 1- The Harms of Marijuana

Marijuana is smoked from people of all ages, ranging from teenagers to old adults. Statistics shown by {3} state that 5,833 teenagers smoke marijuana/pot. Marijuana has an effect on the brain, the lungs, heart rate, behavior, and pregnancy. {3}. Marijuana hurts the part of the brain where it is essential for learning. They also have an effect on the lungs. Daily cough and frequent colds are a cause of this deadly marijuana. It increases heart rate and pressure. If it is combined with cocaine to smoke, you could get a 50 heart beat increase. This can lead to one's heart rate be very high. When smoking/chewing marijuana, one would slur their speech. They would also have a loss of memory and a lack of attention. Lastly, when pregnant, you should not smoke marijuana. It leads to a baby very tiny because of lack of nutrients. {3}. Therefore, marijuana should be illegal for health purposes throughout the country. Throughout United States, the marijuana is now being illegal.

Contention 2- Addictive

As shown in {5}, marijuana can be very addictive. A few minutes of smoking marijuana may make one already love marijuana and be addicted to it. This then leads to long term diseases like daily coughing or cold.

Contention 3- Deaths

More than thousands of people die every year from long term and short term usage of marijuana. {6}. It has also been proven to cause many kinds of cancer that kill more than thousands of people each year.


Marijuana should be therefore illegal (and is illegal in certain parts of United States).


I await Pro's response.
Debate Round No. 1


williamcarter forfeited this round.


Extend all arguments. Merry Christmas!
Debate Round No. 2


williamcarter forfeited this round.


Extend all arguments. Please read Round 1. Vote Con because of forfeits.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Lord_Logic 6 years ago
I shall post my arguments tonight.
Posted by 16kadams 6 years ago
Posted by Poachi 6 years ago
This really isn't worth debating to me because it's such an opinionated debate already.
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Vote Placed by phantom 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con shows the many negative health issues of pot. He shows that it is very easy to get addicted too. He shows that thousands of people day every year. All unrefuted obviously.