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Drugs should be illegal

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Anonymous
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/1/2018 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Pro

Drugs are the number one cause of death and many people suffer because of their addiction to them. Without them, We as a whole in the world can focus on more important things.
AumOne

Con

Everything can be used & abused, Having drugs legal and (regulated) would heavily decrease the amount of use and people 'abusing' it, Your argument being addiction would mean that cigarettes should very much be illegal but it isn't it's treated as a choice you do and accept the consequences even tho it has no practical value other than being addictive and very unhealthy.

I can tell you that no drug will make you suffer or 'mentally ill' etc, Because that is outside factors 'not' from the drug but the consequences it has for using it by law and social standards, Why do people use drugs in the first place well for the same reason most people use legal drugs like coffee or pills we value the state of consciousness it brings.
Debate Round No. 1

Pro

All illegal drugs are addictive and too many kids are using illegal drugs. It is a huge problem in America.
In all the countries where drugs have been legalized, Drug use has gone up. Organized crime has gone up in these countries too, As have the street dealers. Legalizing drugs in America will not stop street gangs or the Mexican drug cartels. People's social lives deteriorate. They feel alienated from the rest of society. They are shunned by their friends or family. They can become dependent. May resort to crime in order to get their hands on the drug. Get in trouble with the law, And end up in jail. Then this becomes a permanent thing on their job application. They won't be hired. They will live a terrible life, And they will suffer.
AumOne

Con

AumOne forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2

Pro

there is the black market. If drugs are legalized, They will become easily available to everyone, Eliminating the need for a black market. The cartels and gangs will fall apart. They will be forced to create companies or quit, And if they create companies they will have to answer to the law. There won't be fights over territory any more, Reducing violence by a large percentage.
AumOne

Con

AumOne forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Lookingatissues 3 years ago
Lookingatissues
Posted by asta 1 month ago". . . Not all drugs should be illegal. Nicotine, Alcohol and marijuana should be legal.
( If someone wants to harm their body, That is their choice. " )
A person is free to do most things they wish to, Until their actions effect someone else's lives.
Posted by Lookingatissues 3 years ago
Lookingatissues
"Posted by Masterful 1 month ago

" So we stop giving drugs to people under going amputation. . . . "
Drugs, Like a gun are appropriate to use but only in defense or in the case for the use of drugs, Only when the need for medical treatment requires them.
Posted by Lookingatissues 3 years ago
Lookingatissues
The world isn't made better by individuals who need drugs to face reality who prefer to live in a fantasy
where they no longer feel responsibility for their lives or actions.
Posted by Masterful 3 years ago
Masterful
So we stop giving drugs to people under going amputation?
Posted by FanboyMctroll 3 years ago
FanboyMctroll
@ asta, Please keep up with the tout ma'am! Cigarettes, Alcohol and marijuana are legal and have been for a long time, Except for marijuana in some states. South Africa, The Netherlands and Canada (on October 17) marijuana are legal.

what are you smoking?
Posted by zhaod1 3 years ago
zhaod1
Andrewz61
Are you talking about all types of drugs?
If no, Then please specify.
Posted by asta 3 years ago
asta
Not all drugs should be illegal. Nicotine, Alcohol and marijuana should be legal. If someone wants to harm their body, That is their choice.
Posted by missmedic 3 years ago
missmedic
Back when America had prohibition, A lot of criminals made a lot of money and killed a lot of people. What does that tell you? Making something illegal puts the control of the something in the hands of the criminal.

http://www. Drugpolicy. Org/issues/brief-history-drug-war
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
depends on what drug
Posted by FanboyMctroll 3 years ago
FanboyMctroll
Drugs are illegal
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro seemed to be able to refute everything Con said, but in the last round, he shot himself in the foot, actually presenting an argument to legalize drugs. Con still forfeited the last 2 rounds, so conduct goes to Pro.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con ff over half of the rounds. This is poor conduct.

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