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Should Marijuana Be legal Nationwide

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Started: 12/1/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Tyrese1999

Pro

Marijuana is a plant its healthy and helps keep cancer in check
lannan13

Con

Contention 1: Ease of Access

It is truely easy to acquire Medical Marijuana in America. For the number one example I'll give you our Bluest State in California as an example. Journalist Adam Brown reviewed California's law and revealed that in California and several other states, including DC, that you could be prescribed medical marijuana if, "you have a debilitating condition like "general pain" or "mild depression" or "unspecified symptom syndrome." [1] We can see that this isn't a black market issue and it's a sugar coated way of legalization of marijuana for the general public without officially doing it. I mean let's alll be honnest here. We've all suffered from some sort of "general pain" in our life time, does that mean that we should all get Medical Marijuana? It's simply wrong and we can see that this is a close connection to Brave New World's Soma. The fact is that many Medical Marijuana advocates would argue that it's mainly used for cancern, but if we observe Colorado we can see that over the majority of the people perscribed Medical Marijuana isn't cancer related and is something perposterous that wouldn't even get a person any type of perscription medicine. [2]

We can plainly see that we cannot continue with further legalization of Medical marijuana until we see major reform here, so that the above attrocities are corrected.

Contention 2: Safety Concerns

There are several safety concerns surrounding Medical Marijuana. Like first one can see that Medical Marijuana involves the chemical THC which has been found due to a recent study to increase the rate of brain tumors. [3] They have found that the THC in Canibas slows the bodies anti-tumor responses to a near stop allowing tumors to increase and become more previlent. Many studies show that THC can slow down tumors, but when it is mixed with cannibas and not soley THC injected into the body we can see that it has the oppoisite effect. UK cancer institute director Lesly Walker has found that contrary to popular belief that "It absolutely isn't the case that men might be able to fight prostate cancer by smoking cannabis," [4]

Another study showed that smoking 1 joint increases the percentage that one could get Lung Cancer by 8% and that smoking 3 joints is the equivlence of smoking 20 cigarettes. [5] Other studies have shown to cause many other mental disorders like Skizofrania [6], panic attacks/aniexty [7], and after smoking the joint it increases the rate of a heart attack by 5 times! [8]

We can simply see that these risks are way to much and especially for that of Medical Marijuana being used the way that we've seen it be used and the ease of access being way to much we can simply see that these side effects are not worth a tiny bit of being high because of your "pain."

Sources
1. (http://www.cracked.com...)
2. (http://www.mapinc.org...)
3. (http://www.jimmunol.org...)
4. (http://www.reuters.com...)
5. (http://news.bbc.co.uk...)
6. (http://www.schizophrenia.com...)
7. (http://www.panicattacks.com.au...)
8. (http://www.drugabuse.gov...)
Debate Round No. 1
Tyrese1999

Pro

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lannan13

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
Tyrese1999

Pro

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lannan13

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by maximluchnik 1 year ago
maximluchnik
It can, not now but in time. it might be a week, it might be 10 years. Every person on drugs that I talked to, said that he/she started on light things such as marijuana. No offense to everybody, Im just stating my experience with other people.
Posted by advancedmind55 1 year ago
advancedmind55
What drugs does marijuana lead too exactly? I've tried marijuana several times and NEVER had any thought about using other drugs. Individuals that I know, NEVER have used any drug besides marijuana. What is so bad about marijuana? I do agree that there should be some restrictions about it like "No using a vehicle while using the drug" etc.
Posted by maximluchnik 1 year ago
maximluchnik
I agree with raskeseal. Good job!!!!!
Posted by raskuseal 1 year ago
raskuseal
Marijuana should NOT be legal anywhere. The idea that it helps keep cancer in check is completely ridiculous! marijuana is used by cancer patients to NUMB the pain, NOT cure it. Not to mention all the crime that that drug and others like it have caused! In fact, one of the main reasons that criminal scum break into peoples houses and steal their private property is to acquire money to buy drugs! And finally, like the commenter below me said, doing this drug WILL lead uses to do more dangerous drugs, like meth!
Posted by Jonbonbon 1 year ago
Jonbonbon
Yeah Nationwide would never have anything to do with weed. Nationwide is on your side.
Posted by KingofEverything 1 year ago
KingofEverything
Nationwide has nothing to do with Marijuana.
Posted by maximluchnik 1 year ago
maximluchnik
Marijuana can lead to seriuous drugs. just saying
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Hayd
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