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silvapj
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iTziPocalyspe
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Should Parents permit POT Use from their kids that are Under 21?

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Started: 11/29/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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silvapj

Con

Obviously if the parent allows this then the Parent should be held responsible from Law Enforcement for allowing their child to be in posession of POT and should have penalties for doing so.
iTziPocalyspe

Pro

The debate is weather parents should or shouldn't permit pot use from their kids that are under 21, not if parents should receive legal repercussions for allowing so! So your first Argument is in valid

1. People are legal responsible for themselves at 18!

The age of majority is when a person who is a minor is considered an adult. In America the age of majority, like most countries, is 18. Similarly there is the emancipation of a minor in which a child is freed from the control of their parents.

2. Marijuana is becoming legal!

Currently in America, 4 states including DC have legalized the recreational use of Marijuana, while 23 states medical marijuana is legal. Soon marijuana will be legal in every state.

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Debate Round No. 1
silvapj

Con

OK, 1st thing are you a parent to someone who is Under 21 years of Age and allow POT use? 2nd thing is it may become legalized soon doesn't mean someone under 21 should be in possession of this drug. It is the Parents responsibility if they are still in the home to set a good example for their kids by NOT using POT.
iTziPocalyspe

Pro

I would like to define permit as, To allow without punishment, whether they do or don´t it does not matter, just its ok IF they do

My opponent asks if I am a parent of a child under 21, I find this irrelevant because me being a parent of a child under 21 does not affect all the other parent´s decision.

Secondly, my opponent brings up a point of marijuana only being legal for people 21+, so what is something else that is for people 21+ and is a drug? Alcohol! The average starting drinking age between people ages 12 and 20 is 16.1(1). There was a group of parents interviewed on teen drinking, 31% allowed them to drink at home while 36 out of 44 allowed them too during special occasions such as holidays, weddings, birthday parties, ect. Substituting Marijuana for alcohol would show similar statistics.

My opponent says that parents should not use marijuana to set a good example for their kids. I think this information is invalid because the debate is about parents permitting the children to use marijuana and Not whether using marijuana is good or bad!

(1) http://www.camy.org...

(2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
Debate Round No. 2
silvapj

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Themeaman909 1 year ago
Themeaman909
Now people want it to be legal to smoke POT! What is with this! Why destroy our society! It just sounds stupid to me.
Posted by Blade-of-Truth 1 year ago
Blade-of-Truth
I'll take this if no-one else does in a few days.
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