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captainkirk1011
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Prof.Pingas
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Should marijuana be legal

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Started: 5/6/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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captainkirk1011

Pro

I think marijuana should be legal..
Prof.Pingas

Con

I do not think weed should be legal. Weed is a highly dangerous substance that is extremely addictive AND causes large amounts of brain damage in the long term. It might be useful in the short term for surgery but afterwards it might even make them take it up as a habit. The government already has enough problems with weed users so we don't need any more.
Debate Round No. 1
captainkirk1011

Pro

Marijuana is not a lethal drug and is safer than alcohol. It is established scientific fact that marijuana is not toxic to humans; marijuana overdoses are nearly impossible, and marijuana is not nearly as addictive as alcohol or tobacco. It is unfair and unjust to treat marijuana users more harshly under the law than the users of alcohol or tobacco.

Marijuana use has positive attributes, such as its medical value and use as a recreational drug with relatively mild side effects. Many people use marijuana because they have made an informed decision that it is good for them, especially Americans suffering from a variety of serious ailments. Marijuana provides relief from pain, nausea, spasticity, and other symptoms for many individuals who have not been treated successfully with conventional medications. Many American adults prefer marijuana to the use of alcohol as a mild and moderate way to relax. Americans use marijuana because they choose to, and one of the reasons for that choice is their personal observation that the drug has a relatively low dependence liability and easy-to-manage side effects. Most marijuana users develop tolerance to many of marijuana's side effects, and those who do not, choose to stop using the drug. Marijuana use is the result of informed consent in which individuals have decided that the benefits of use outweigh the risks, especially since, for most Americans, the greatest risk of using marijuana is the relatively low risk of arrest.
Prof.Pingas

Con

However, legal weed will make it much easier for people to get it and abuse it. Like I said, the risks are way too high.
Debate Round No. 2
captainkirk1011

Pro

captainkirk1011 forfeited this round.
Prof.Pingas

Con

And the opponent has lost.
Debate Round No. 3
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