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Logina
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Resolved that marijuana should be legalized in the United States

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Started: 3/12/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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taele14

Pro

Marijuana should be legalized because when we look into it, it is way different from alcohol. Alcohol destroys your mind and health, but marijuana only makes you high.
Logina

Con

The preceding argument has (falsely) mentioned that marijuana "only makes you high". Marijuana, on the other hand, has a terrible effect on the user's mental health.

This is due mainly to the fact that marijuana has a negative impact on the using individual's intelligence. A study (recently) led by an American university shows that marijuana users tend to have below average IQ's, unhealthy brain structures, and weak memory performance. Moreover, the AMA (American Medical Association), stated that extreme usage of marijuana can result in medical impairment, anxiety, and psychotic thoughts.
Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Surrealism 3 years ago
Surrealism
Pro could easily win this debate by pointing out that all of Con's impacts only work when marijuana is legalized to the point that anyone can use it at anytime. If Pro points out that legalization can be in the form of careful use for medicinal purposes only, then Pro essentially wins because all of Con's impacts are irrelevant.
Posted by DanielCornelius 3 years ago
DanielCornelius
I'll argue con.
Posted by Jabuticaba 3 years ago
Jabuticaba
Oops forgot quotation marks.
Posted by Jabuticaba 3 years ago
Jabuticaba
This is probably the easiest debate to win in, but I am currently busy. You obviously know nothing about marijuana, and it's harmful effects.

SHORT-TERM EFFECTS
Sensory distortion
Panic
Anxiety
Poor coordination of movement
Lowered reaction time
After an initial "up," the user feels sleepy or depressed
Increased heartbeat (and risk of heart attack)
LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA
Reduced resistance to common illnesses (colds, bronchitis, etc.)
Suppression of the immune system
Growth disorders
Increase of abnormally structured cells in the body
Reduction of male sex hormones
Rapid destruction of lung fibers and lesions (injuries) to the brain could be permanent
Reduced sexual capacity
Study difficulties: reduced ability to learn and retain information
Apathy, drowsiness, lack of motivation
Personality and mood changes
Inability to understand things clearly

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