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oreozzzzz
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Should Marijuana be Legal?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/6/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (2)
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oreozzzzz

Con

Tell me why you think Marijuana should be legalized.
STALIN

Pro

Because it can be used for medicine.
Debate Round No. 1
oreozzzzz

Con

Marijuana is an addictive, gateway drug. It significantly impairs bodily and mental functions, and its use is related to increased violence. These are facts.Clinical studies reveal that long-term, moderate consumption of the drug impairs short-term memory, slows reaction time, increases the risk of heart attack, and can result in birth defects, strokes, and damage to the respiratory system and brain. When we talk about legalizing marijuana, what message are we sending to this next generation? Something along the lines of, "It's legal. It's OK. Like cigarettes, it's the adult thing to do. Don't worry about getting caught. Today they just wink at you anyway-give you a ticket, with no arrest and no record!"Marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances than tobacco smoke. One major research study reported that a single cannabis joint could cause as much damage to the lungs as up to five regular cigarettes smoked one after another. Long-time joint smokers often suffer from bronchitis, an inflammation of the respiratory tract.Cannabis is one of the few drugs which causes abnormal cell division which leads to severe hereditary defects. A pregnant woman who regularly smokes marijuana or hashish may give birth prematurely to an undersized, underweight baby. Over the last ten years, many children of marijuana users have been born with reduced initiative and lessened abilities to concentrate and pursue life goals. Studies also suggest that prenatal use of the drug may result in birth defects, mental abnormalities and increased risk of leukemia in children.
STALIN

Pro

Marijuana should be legalized because it can be used as medical marijuana. In the right hands, marijuana can save lives. My opponent has shown that there can be many dangers for drug addicts but if the government controlled the distribution of marijuana then yes, it can be legalized since marijuana can greatly help with medicine.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by OcelotSolid 2 years ago
OcelotSolid
It most definitely should be legalized. Its benefits outweighs the negative effects whether its short term or long term. Hell if cigarettes (which contain over 2000 chemicals) are made legal and alcohol (drunk driving, alcohol poisoning, cirrhosis of the liver) is legal, then why not marijuana??
Posted by oreozzzzz 2 years ago
oreozzzzz
thanks for the comment and make sure to vote when the debate is over.
Posted by joker_Master 2 years ago
joker_Master
it should not be legal as it is often abused and is horribly detrimental to those around the people smoking as well as the smokers themselves. Also if it is already fairly easy to get marijuana in a high school when it is legal how easy do you think it is going to be when it is legal
Posted by Baer 2 years ago
Baer
Even though I approve of the legalization of Marijuana, I believe we should tax it heavily and keep it under careful control. It's taxing could help our nation's debt.
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Vote Placed by saboosa 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con did better than pro, but I still agree with the pro side because my opinion is that if marijuana was legalized, then marihuana wouldn't be such a big deal to people, police, and yourself
Vote Placed by Wylted 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con had vastly superior arguments. Pro put almost no effort into the debate.
Vote Placed by 00r3d 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Im sorry, neither side made a good point. Con posted many 'statistics' with absolutely no sources. Let us see your sources so we can asses the view behind it. At least Pro stated a common knowledge point, it has medical functions. No sources were provided, but that is at least a correct statement. Also, with government control and scientific control studies, we can ensure that it is used when and where it really has use, primarily pain relief for chronic pain.
Vote Placed by xXCryptoXx 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con showed that marijuana can have very harmful affects to people. Pro argued that medical marijuana could save lives but provided no evidence, failing to realize that Pro's statement that marijuana can save lives contradicts Con's statements that Marijuana can end lives. Pro failed to rebut much of Con's argument.