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Ariesx
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64bithuman
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Should Marijuana be legalized

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64bithuman
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/3/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 534 times Debate No: 67774
Debate Rounds (4)
Comments (2)
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Ariesx

Con

Round 1 is for acceptance, Round 2 is for Cases, Round 3 is for Rebuttals, Round 4 is for Defense
I will be attacking marijuana legalization.
Good Luck to my opponent.
64bithuman

Pro

I thank Con and accept the debate.
Debate Round No. 1
Ariesx

Con

Ariesx forfeited this round.
64bithuman

Pro

Con has forfeited, but I'll put my points up anyway.

Marijuana should be legalized for three reasons.

1. Marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol and therefore applying the law to one and not the other presents a double standard that just isn't reasonable.

2. The criminalization of pot has contributed greatly to the upsurge in the already bloated American justice/prison system.

3. Keeping draconian laws on a nearly harmless substance that just recently passed a majority (over 50%) support for legalization isn't even democratic. As a nation, if we decide in majority that we want something legalized the argument is over. People might support it and they might not, but in a democratic society majority always wins, period.

It's a matter of time. Give it a generation and it'll be made legal - I guarantee it.
Debate Round No. 2
Ariesx

Con

Ariesx forfeited this round.
64bithuman

Pro

Con has forfeited again - my points continue to the next round unchallenged.
Debate Round No. 3
Ariesx

Con

Ariesx forfeited this round.
64bithuman

Pro

Another forfeit: and so ends the debate.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Maemel 1 year ago
Maemel
Marijana use has become common place and by legalizing it you allow the government to some take control over the substance and gain revenue from taxes.
Posted by missmedic 1 year ago
missmedic
government should reduce the amount of harm drugs cause its citizens, not cause harm with imprisonment.
The greatest detriment to a person using cannabis is law enforcement. Also when something is illegal the control of it is put in the hands of the criminal.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
lannan13
Ariesx64bithumanTied
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