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drug should be legal

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Started: 12/15/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I think drugs should be legalized because some people get really stressed and some drugs relieve that stress. Drugs also relieve pain, so some drugs if they are legalized could be used for medical purposes. So in my opinion drugs should be legalized as long as they are in an area that is suitable, and where they cannot harm others. People who disagree, just take a look at the people who smoke tobacco. Tobacco is if not a more harmful drug than a drug such as marijuana. Tobacco can't even be used for medical uses. Therefore drugs should be legalized. Aged 14.

No matter what you do people will use substances, making them illegal creates criminals, guns, violence, etc. If legal, just tax it and regulate it, offer social programs for addiction, should work much better than spending billions on prisons and drug war.

Its the right wing elitists that want drugs to be illegal, because it keeps crime going, and keeps untaxed profits flowing.

Keeping drugs illegal, is the worst thing you could ever do, look at the alcohol prohibition and how well that went over. Make the drugs legal, and regulate them.



I am completely against the legalisation of drugs as -

- Drugs are harmful due to their chemical combination and have effects on a person long after he has stopped taking drugs or in some cases for lifetime.

- Most drugs directly or indirectly target the brain's reward system flooding it with dopamine. When these drugs enter the brain they can actually change the way the brain functions.

- Drugs ruin a person's social and family life due to the effects it gives like cocaine gives a feeling of domination and really makes people annoyed and ruins family life with your kids and wife.

- Talking about pharmaceutical drugs. Who said that they are illegal ? If these medicinal drugs were illegal then cancer would be incurable and so would many other. And that is no argument for making marijuana legal. Marijuana has been classified as a Schedule 1 drug which means that it has no medicinal properties and high drug abuse levels.

- Drugs weaken the immune system and make it susceptible to diseases.

- Drugs have a high chance of giving heart attacks hang irregular heart rates.

- Sometimes some weird effects such as breast development in men occur due to excessive amounts of drugs.

Drugs are illegal and should stay illegal.

Let Round Two Commence.


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Debate Round No. 1


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Debate Round No. 2


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Drugs should be banned as-

Nearly percent of pregnant women in the United States use illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy and other amphetamines, and heroin. These and other illicit drugs may pose various risks for pregnant women and their babies. Some of these drugs can cause a baby to be born too small or too soon, or to have withdrawal symptoms, birth defects or learning and behavioural problems. Additionally, illicit drugs may be prepared with impurities that may be harmful to a pregnancy.

-Impaired Judgement
-Loss of Self-Control

Different drugs affect the body in different ways, but all drugs chemically alter the brain. The drug effects that occur in individuals who consume drugs depend on how the brain processes the chemicals in each drug. The amount of drugs needed to cause certain effects vary as well. All of an individuals perceptions are controlled by the brain; therefore, the brain dictates the effects of drug abuse in individuals. What a person feels, hears, smells, tastes, thinks, and sees depends on what the brain is communicating to the individuals body. The brain and body have normal functioning patterns and operate according to very specific patterns when a person does not consume substances that cause any type of chemical disruption. However, when chemicals are introduced to the brain, the chemical messengers in the brain are altered, causing the brain to send a different set of signals to the body. Chemicals can cause individuals to see, think, and act very differently than they normally would, which is why drug abuse affects individuals and the world around them.

Drugs not only have physical effects, but they have social effects as well. Drug abuse can cause individuals to isolate themselves, which can lead to depression. Drug abuse can negatively affect the relationships that individuals have with those whom they love, including their parents and children. Drug abuse can cause individuals to skip important events, miss work, and slack off pretty regularly. Drug abuse can also cause individuals to become aggressive, making it difficult for them to make and keep friends. A person addicted to drugs has a difficult time setting goals and often lacks confidence. Regularly using and abusing drugs can also cause the following:
-Lack of motivation and drive
-Feelings of anger and resentment toward others
-Drastic changes in eating and sleeping habits
-Unwillingness to deal with personal problems, causing them to become worse
-Emotional instability
-Desire to experiment with various drugs

Drugs should be banned.

Let the voting begin

Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by mattyalby 2 years ago
Rit next debate set the time as 72 hours you set it as 3 hours that is why you forfeited twice and me once
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