Should Marijuana be legalized?
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The benefits to pot legalization are significant while criminalization creates harmful effects. Despite tobacco and alcohol being more dangerous to one's self and others, it is legal along with other drugs that affect cognition. Pot criminalization is therefore hypocritical. Con argues the dangers of pot, but never proves they are likely. In fact they are unlikely.
People have the right to personal autonomy and consume any product they choose. If they harm another, they should be punished whether they are under the influence of something or not. However if they take measures to avoid public problems, it is nobody's business what one consumes. All major authorities agree the majority of drug-related violent crime is caused by the prohibition against drugs, rather than the drugs themselves. Pot is barely harmful and has innumerable documented benefits.
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Vote Placed by Unitomic 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: RFV: I do not give Spelling. Both sides forfeited, so no conduct. No sources were given. That leaves argument. Danielle ultimately gave the better support for her side. Not saying much on what because essentially a one round 1K limit debate.
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