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legalizing marijuana in America

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Started: 11/23/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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iluminated91

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Marijuana is smoked through out the united states of America regardless of age and gender. with nearly two dozen states legalizing it for medical purposes and three having it made legal for recreational use. the amazing cash crop is not only saving Americas economy but opening new doors for science and doctors therefore they should legalize marijuana and the cannabis plant. according to studies conducted in Israel the leading marijuana capital of the world as well as the United States and Spain smoking weed is showing signs of killing cancer cells. according to doctors it does this by reminding the sick cells how to die mean while leaving the healthy cells untouched. Studies done by Boston school of medicine smoking marijuana shows no health risks to the human body. marijuana is not as dangerous as drinking alcohol or smoking a cigarette. in fact there has been zero reported deaths from pot.
145688844

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P1: Marijuana is smoke through out the united states of america regardless of age and gender is 100% correct and is a reason we should also look at as to why we shouldnt legalize it as it will increase teenagers and children usage as we see In "2011, the national average for youth aged 12 to 17 years old and considered "current" marijuana users was 7.64 percent which was the highest average since 1981. The most recent figures found for Alaska teens dates from 2009 and puts the number of students claiming to have used marijuana within the last 30 days at 22.7% and the number who have used the drug during their lifetime at 44.5%" which will only rise if legalized nationwide Source:http://www.aacop.org...

P2: Marijuana is a cash crop is not all the way true either as it is very costly as well " It is estimated that Alaskan police departments will have combined costs of nearly $6,000,000 to respond to immediate needs which will arise from legalization of marijuana. These costs include necessary training of police officers to establish drug impairment based on symptomology because there are no roadside tools like breathalyzers for testing marijuana usage, and for increasing the number of School Resource Officers (SROs) in communities to educate teens about the dangers of drug use. " a cost that will only be multiplied if legalized nationwide.

P3:Legalizing medical marijuana nationwide will only make it easier for illegal marijuana to be smuggled around and distributed as we see in After medicinal marijuana became easy to get in Colorado, seizures of smuggled marijuana quadrupled in roughly 4 years as "legal" marijuana was diverted to other markets . No comparable studies have been found addressing this problem in Alaska, but if legalization in this state results in a similar increase in diversion trafficking

C: Therefore we should not legalize marijuana in the united states
Debate Round No. 1
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