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KalebBernethy
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OzymandiasX
Pro (for)

Why marijuana shouldn't be legalized

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Started: 10/26/2017 Category: Health
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Debating Period
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KalebBernethy

Con

I believe Marijuana should not be legalized because it is a terrible thing for the community to have because so many people since marijuana was legalized in some states such as Washington their work ethics have went way down because people dont show up for work exc.
OzymandiasX

Pro

You've raised only a single argument in defense of your position and even that is a trivial concern we can address through regulation. Alcohol consumption is legal in this country. But we don't let people go to work intoxicated. We can legalize marijuana and yet not permit people to smoke marijuana at their place of work.

In addition to this you have to weigh that minor concern about workplace productivity in the massive shadow of the many benefits that the drug could provide to so many millions of people. The economic boon that marijuana could present by raising an entirely new industry from the ground up; a boon which it has already provided to the states which have legalized it. The many millions of people who struggle to find work because this petty grass has tarnished their backgrounds. The hundreds of millions of dollars the government will no longer have to spend apprehending and charging people for breaking these drug laws.

Now weigh those tremendous economic contributions against the minuscule fear of lazy and uninspired workers.
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Posted by missmedic 8 months ago
missmedic
When you make "something" illegal, you put the control of the "something" in the hands of the criminal.
Posted by backwardseden 8 months ago
backwardseden
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