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Should all Drugs be Legalized in the US

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Started: 5/7/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Skrone

Pro

The problem of what substances should be legal or should not be legal has been debated over and over in the past. Firmly, I believe that all drugs in the United States should be legalized.
1. Firstly we must recall the main argument for pro-choice members of the US. They use the argument 'It's her body' with that in mind, anything you do to your body should be legal. The fact that a woman can cut a fetus out of her body, but I can't smoke a bit of weed is illogical.

2. It would be a major source of revenue for the United States. Instead of not being able to tax the hell out of all drugs. Right now, even though people are getting drugs, the government doesn't have anything to tax because the dealers definitely aren't the most legal people themselves. If retail stores such as Walmart or Target carried narcotics, it would be a large amount of goods taxable by the US government.

3. People are stupid. They are going to acquire drugs one way or another even if it is illegal. This would also clean out our prison system by keeping people who aren't really hurting anyone in jail, while we are wasting money fighting drugs instead of important things.
TheGamer1998

Con

No, not all drugs should be legalized in the U.S. 1. because if smoking is allowed anywhere, asthma attacks to different people are bound to happen and possible death, 2. Most drugs are too addicting and can distract drivers, 3. they harm the environment, which the environment such as tree, grass, flowers, etc. is what are keeping us alive and full of oxygen.
Debate Round No. 1
Skrone

Pro

1. Response to asthma attacks - With nicotine already legalized this problem is already present.
2. Response to distracting drivers - These drugs such as marijuana, heroine, or cocaine would be treated like alcohol when it comes to driving. Anyone caught under intoxication or high would be charged with DUI.
3. The drugs are being used illegally already, and in different parts of the world and therefore are already causing this problems.
TheGamer1998

Con

Then would you want to continue the problems because it is killing the economy with the smoke and other such drugs, we need to keep the earth alive as long as we can rather than speed up it's process of dying.
Debate Round No. 2
Skrone

Pro

You just said it is killing the economy with the smoke. First of all, I don't think you know what 'the economy' is, because it is definitely not hurt by the smoke. If anything, the economy will be supremely bolstered by the increase in taxes by the buying of drugs. What you must have meant to say was 'ecology' which is completely and utterly different which is 'the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, including other organisms.' http://dictionary.reference.com... . Also, the smoke from drugs doesn't kill trees, and what about drugs that don't even produce smoke? Heroin is injected, shrooms are eaten, cocaine is inhaled, and many others are taken in the form of a pill.
TheGamer1998

Con

The smoke from cigarettes and cigars are taken in by the trees and plants around them, this is not good for our health, you would know this if you took a health class
Debate Round No. 3
Skrone

Pro

Now you are just going off topic. Those you just mentioned were already legalized and are not part of this argument... And what of my comment about all of the drugs that are not used by smoking? You had no retort for heroin, cocaine, lsd, shrooms etc. These drugs have no harmful effects to the environment whatsoever. Really, the only two drugs you could say produce smoke harmful would be smoked crack, smoked opiates, or weed.
TheGamer1998

Con

There is also alcohol, but that's different though it does harm the environment when people toss them in the woods or something like that
Debate Round No. 4
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