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jackinthebox
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shift4101
Con (against)
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legalize marajuana

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shift4101
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/25/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,285 times Debate No: 18982
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jackinthebox

Pro

I want a solid debate! be serious about it, thanks!
shift4101

Con

I accept. Enlighten me.
Debate Round No. 1
jackinthebox

Pro

Thanks for accepting !

Anyway, marijuana, The drug generally isn't more harmful than alcohol or tobacco if used in moderation.
Limiting the use of the drug intrudes on personal freedom.
If it cannot affect the world for the worse why is it an issue if we have it?
shift4101

Con

Anyway, marijuana, The drug generally isn't more harmful than alcohol or tobacco if used in moderation.

Because tobacco and alcohol are legal doesn't mean they should be legal. For instance, the prohibition of alcohol was a complete failure because it was already widely used. If we are to legalize weed, surely such extensive use will follow, making it impossible to ever effectively illigalize it ever again.

Limiting the use of the drug intrudes on personal freedom.

So is illigalizing murder.

How marujana effects the world for the worse:

Stoned driving (Not much better than drunk driving)
Child related drug abuse (Children shouldn't do drugs period)
Counter-Culture (Some people don't want to see weed commercials)
Encouraging irresponsiblity (Its hard to take anything seriously while stoned)

All of my opponents arguments gone, mine stand. Lame debate. Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 2
jackinthebox

Pro

False information. Sorry dude. Being stoned and driving makes you a more capable driver. It boosts your senses and reflexes. I have no idea where you get your shitty information from but it's untrue. Also, they make you more capable to think correctly and stable. Children don't do drugs it teenagers and adults. And we have the freedom to do whatever the heck we want. It's our choice what we do to ourselves. Not the government
shift4101

Con

Being stoned and driving makes you a more capable driver

I'm failing to see how a substance which limits your attention capacity doesn't effect your driving for the negative.

It boosts your senses and reflexes.

Perhaps it makes you hungry, but it does not enhance your senses. At all.

Children don't do drugs it teenagers and adults.

The state recognizes anyone under the age of 18 as a child. That includes teenagers.

And we have the freedom to do whatever the heck we want.

Except murder, rape, stealing, loitering (in some places) possessing nuclear missiles, giving away money, arson etc.
That doesn't sound like freedom.

It's our choice what we do to ourselves. Not the government

If you don't care what the government says, why do you want the government to recognize it as a legal substance?
Debate Round No. 3
jackinthebox

Pro

jackinthebox forfeited this round.
shift4101

Con

shift4101 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by heart_of_the_matter 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con mainly due to forfeit by PRO S&G - "illigalizing" by Con Arguments - Con's were more numerous and much better. Sources - none used by either.