Weed should be decriminalised
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I do have some problems with your argument, if weed were to be legalized students would not be suspended as it would be legal, therefore they are doing nothing wrong. Seeing as there are literally no deaths directly related to the consumption of marijuana, I don"t think that many people tend to get "hurt" by marijuana, atleast not in comparision to the amount of people who die as a result of taking other legal narcotics and drugs such as alchohol and tobacco. The Fact that people are given resposiblity to moderate the amount of alchohol they consume but not marijuana is insulting. We"re given the freedom to wreck our bodies with alchohol, or abuse pharmaceutical drugs such prescription pain and anxiety medications, all of which have the potential to have lethal overdoses.
My argument has nothing to do with any of the negative effects marijuana may or may not have on an individual, (although im happy to go into this) It is the fact that we are not given the right to choose what we consume. you can say it"ll cause schizophrenia or lung cancer etc.. but that"s a risk each individual should be allowed to make on their own, I don"t see people telling me I cant drink alchohol because it causes liver failure and is responsible for thousands of deaths each year.
Your arguments have shown a real lack of common sense, you just state your personal opinion without even giving it much thought, you just like to place blame on weed when you do not understand something" you see some students misbehaving and you think they must be smoking weed, so I suppose the states where it is illegal all the students must be fantastically behaved and never causing trouble? If you had ever smoked a joint you would probably know that it isn"t the type of high that encourages you to cause trouble, infact your far more likely to just sit around doing not particularly anything.
I will fight for the good of America on this issue. Legalizing/decriminalizing marijuana will not benefit the country in any way. Therefore I see no point in leg./dec. it.
You say that you don't think that many people tend to get hurt be marijuana. This is not true. I suggest you do your research a little more before you engage in a debate.
Short-Term Marijuana Effects
-Rapid heart rate
-Increased blood pressure
-Increased rate of breathing
-Slowed reaction time
-Distorted sense of time
-Magical or "random" thinking
-Short-term memory loss
-Anxiety and depression
Marijuana consumption can lead to death. http://www.ksl.com... states, "...One study found marijuana users have a 4.8-fold increase in risk of a heart attack during the first hour after smoking because of the drug's effect on your heart rate." This can be backed up by the fact that the "...Effects on the cardiovascular system can include increased heart rate, dilation of blood vessels, and fluctuations in blood pressure." http://en.wikipedia.org...
Yes, people have their agency, but leg./dec. this drug will put innocent lives at risk as well.
"A recent study review published in the British Medical Journal found people who used marijuana within three hours of driving were nearly twice as likely to cause a crash as sober drivers. People who use marijuana in combination with other drugs or alcohol also pose an increased crash risk, research suggests." http://www.ksl.com...
So yes, pot can kill. Just because alcohol is legal, doesn't mean we should decriminalize every new drug that comes our way. Tell me, would your mind be changed if you had a loved one killed by a driver under the influence of marijuana? I'm not willing to participate in a community with drug dealers on every street. This isn't Mexico. Let's not push it to be. Alcohol is bad enough.
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I believe my argument is better. I have provided more sources and have debated all 4 rounds, whereas my opponent imposed one sentence in R1, his main arguments in R2, and forfeited R3 and R4. Thanks for the debate, and of course, go America.
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