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Samuel60
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nikita787
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Should marijuana be legalized for medical purposes

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Samuel60
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/3/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (4)
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Samuel60

Pro

About this debate:

Welcome to my debate. As you can see you and I will be debating whether the legalization of marijuana should be used for medical purposes (only). Not only should marijuana be used to cure cancer, but also various other diseases.

Rules:

1. No profanities
2. No plagiarism
3. Forfeiture causes disqualifications.

Rounds:

Round #1: Acceptance from opponent
Round #2: Arguments
Round #3: Rebuttals
Round #4: Conclusion/Summary
nikita787

Con

I accept your argument. This should be interesting.
Debate Round No. 1
Samuel60

Pro

Argument:

Many doctors agree that marijuana is very beneficial for medical purposes. Diseases like cancer, glaucoma, epilepsy, and many other mental disorders are all well treated with marijuana. Marijuana is capable of killing pain and helps rise your metabolism. It has been proved that marijuana is better than pain killers.

Marijuana has been legalized in 18 states, and in most of them marijuana is less costly than many medical prescriptions that treat pain. Marijuana has been legal during the 1930s-1940s, and later on this medical treatment has been becoming more limited (1).

Here is what doctors say about medicinal marijuana:

1. 69% of doctors say it can help with specific illnesses.
2. 67% it should be an opportunity for many patients.
3. 56% agree making it legal throughout the world.
4. 50% of doctors agree it should be legal in their state.
5. 52% call for making new laws on medical marijuana in their state (2).

[1]: http://www.teenink.com...

[2]: http://www.medscape.com...

nikita787

Con

nikita787 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Samuel60

Pro

I maintain my position
nikita787

Con

nikita787 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Samuel60

Pro

I maintain my position, con has already lost this debate (according to the rules).
nikita787

Con

nikita787 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Samuel60 3 years ago
Samuel60
It doesn't cure cancer it relieves the pain.
Posted by Samuel60 3 years ago
Samuel60
yes, it has been proved that it relieves pain much better than actual pain killers
Posted by debatability 3 years ago
debatability
Hmm interesting debate. I would play the devil's advocate it I had more time. I'll be keeping up on this. The only thing is... cannabis doesn't actually *cure* cancer. Rather, it lessens the harmful effects of chemotherapy. It will be very hard for you to defend the claim that marijuana has the power to cure cancer.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by bladerunner060 3 years ago
bladerunner060
Samuel60nikita787Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: A waste of Pro's time. Conduct for the forfeits, arguments for the unrebutted case. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.