The Instigator
TKDB
Con (against)
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Jeeyeung
Pro (for)

The legalization of recreational weed is maybe a constructive concept?

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Started: 3/28/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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TKDB

Con

The occurrence known as drugged driving seems to be continuing to occur even after recreational weed legalization has taken place?

I was under the impression that weed legalization was supposed to maybe in a sense hinder the recreational weed user from driving a vehicle while high on weed?

There are apparently still underage recreational weed smokers who are still illegally smoking weed maybe even after weed legalization has taken place?

One of the arguments that I have seen expressed by some of the pro recreational weed oriented individuals, is that if you legalize recreational weed, that the underage weed smokers would not be able to get the recreational weed afterwards?

Another argument that I have seen expressed by some of the pro recreational weed oriented individuals, is that drugged driving should somehow be viewed as safer than drunk driving? (When both occurrences are illegal to begin with?)

A sober driver on a roadway should view the drugged driver as being safer than the drunk driver?

What about the emergency vehicles (at any given time) that might be on the roadways at the same time? (Should they maybe view the drugged driver as being safer than the drunk driver as well?

Or when school buses are picking the students up for school? (Should they maybe view the drugged driver as being safer than the drunk driver also?)
Jeeyeung

Pro

There is a low chance that a user of weed will be able to use a care. The recreational weed user's reaction time will have gone down by a lot. They will become slow and eventually fall into a sleep before they reach the car or turn it on. "What happens is that THC shuts down a lot of the normal neuroprocessing that goes on in your hippocampus" https://io9.gizmodo.com...

Even if young children illegally smoke cannabis, there will be much more freedom for weed sellers. They have no need to add extra substances in their weed as there is more demand. The drug dealers add addictive substances so that their customers will want more. There will be no more of that once cannabis is legal thus making it safer for children to use - I'm not encouraging underage smoking.

"One of the arguments that I have seen expressed by some of the pro recreational weed oriented individuals, is that if you legalize recreational weed, that the underage weed smokers would not be able to get the recreational weed afterwards?" This makes no sense at all.

The drugged drivers should not be viewed as any safer than a drunk driver. The drugged drivers will be slowed and there should be a stronger action taken against them.

The rest of your points make no sense at all.
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Posted by TKDB 3 years ago
TKDB
How is it, that even in the face of recreational weed legalization, the under-aged weed users are still using weed even after legalization?

Looks like the legalization of weed gets the same treatment in the same manner that the law making weed illegal got treated, both laws are getting ignored it would seem?

The recreational weed users are and were driving while high on weed before recreational weed was legalized, so now they are driving while high on weed after weed legalization has taken place?

Does the concept of weed legalization seem to be working, even in the light of those weed user occurrences?
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