Should Cannabis be legalised?
Round 1: Acceptance only
Rounds 2-3: Arguments.
Please no trolling, and if you are going to accept, then please stick with it and don't forfeit every other round.
What do you think?
Juris forfeited this round.
I would like to apologize for forfeiting the previous round, I was busy. But of course, it doesn’t mean that this debate will be decided based on the forfeited round, it should be on the arguments presented before us.
I believe that Cannabis should be legalised, but only for medical purposes.
Your personal belief does not support your claim. You failed to even state the scope of your so-called “for medical purposes”
This is because that way, Cannabis would be helping people instead of causing strife.
This is begging the question. You just restated your claim without evidence to support it. Also, you assume that it helps people but where is the explanation, reason why it begs the question.
Overall, you’re very unsure with your stand, you failed to offer direct evidence, and you absolutely failed in this debate.
And please do not direct us to a link, what should only be included in the debate is what you wrote in the blank spaces.
"Although I understand many believe marijuana is the most effective drug in combating their medical ailments, I would caution against this assumption due to the lack of consistent, repeatable scientific data available to prove marijuana's medical benefits.
Based on current evidence, I believe that marijuana is a dangerous drug and that there are less dangerous medicines offering the same relief from pain and other medical symptoms."
-- Bill Frist, MD
"By characterizing the use of illegal drugs as quasi-legal, state-sanctioned, Saturday afternoon fun, legalizers destabilize the societal norm that drug use is dangerous. They undercut the goals of stopping the initiation of drug use to prevent addiction.... Children entering drug abuse treatment routinely report that they heard that 'pot is medicine' and, therefore, believed it to be good for them."
-- Andrea Barthwell, MD
"Marinol differs from the crude plant marijuana because it consists of one pure, well-studied, FDA-approved pharmaceutical in stable known dosages. Marijuana is an unstable mixture of over 400 chemicals including many toxic psychoactive chemicals which are largely unstudied and appear in uncontrolled strengths."
-- California Narcotics Officers Association
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