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Naraniro
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Mariodude34500
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Why Medicinal Marijuana should be legal

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/3/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Naraniro

Con

Marijuana addiction is rare but very real. Medicinal marijuana can turn into very serious thing, including that it is addictive for first users. Marijuana is as addictive as alcohol. Approximately 10% of the entire world is addicted to marijuana. Imagine the entire world and 10% of that that is probably half of a quarter. That means 90% of people can use it recreationally. But for the other 10%, marijuana is not a harmless herb. They will have difficulty controlling their use, and they will continue to use even though it has negative consequences to their life. Every day people enter rehab programs or go to a 12 step group to deal with their marijuana addiction. One study looked at 2,446 young adults between the ages of 14-24, and followed them for a period of 4 years. Approximately 10% met the criteria for marijuana addiction. 17% experienced withdrawal when they stopped using, 14% had difficulty controlling their use, and 13% continued to use even though they had health problems due to their marijuana use. A person can take medicinal marijuana about 4 times and they"ll already be addicted. Craving marijuana can lead to decreased appetite, sleep difficulty and weight loss. Reliably changed across the smoking and fasting phases. Aggression, anger, irritability, restlessness and strange dreams increased significantly during one fasting phase, but not the other. In our opinion medicinal marijuana can ruin someone"s life, they started smoking marijuana and ended up is a difficult situation that they tried to stop but eventually couldn't"t.
Mariodude34500

Pro

I want to thank Naraniro for this debate.

First you say "Marijuana addiction is rare" That's true and 6%-10% of people become addicted to it. However you can't get high on it because of the lack of THC. So getting addicted to medical marijuana is extremely unlikely.

Also Marijuana doesn't kill you unlike alcohol. They found in a study it takes about 20,000 to 40,000 times what most people use at once to kill you. Alcohol only takes about 10 times more then most use at once.

Aside from that marijuana is used by doctors to treat seizures, crohn's disease, Nausea from chemo patients, and many many more things. In fact there was one story about a child who had almost 200 seizures a day. Nothing the doctors gave him worked except medicinal marijuana. Would you have that kid and thousand like him still go through there major medical issues just because you personally don't think they should they should be allowed to.

As for the rest of your argument it's based on the false notion that medical marijuana is addictive which it isn't I'll leave links at the end of this argument.

Maybe next time you will do a five second Google search because if you did you would know medical marijuana isn't addictive.

Also link your source for your numbers.

Sources
http://www.drugabuse.gov... (Recreational marijuana addiction rates)

http://www.leafscience.com... (difference between medical and street marijuana)

http://www.americanscientist.org... (lethal drug study)

http://www.webmd.com... (medical marijuana uses)
Debate Round No. 1
Naraniro

Con

Naraniro forfeited this round.
Mariodude34500

Pro

See my argument above
Debate Round No. 2
Naraniro

Con

Naraniro forfeited this round.
Mariodude34500

Pro

continue to see my argument above
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct and argument go to pro, he refuted cons arguments and con forfeited round 2 and 3. Pro is the only one who used sources.