Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?Posted by: NewLifeChristian
I'm doing a debate on this, you can check it out here: http://www.debate.org/debates/Resolved-Recreational-marijuana-use-should-be-prohibited/1/
Yes, I support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes.
No, I do not support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes.
hell yes i luv weed
Accountability of the individual. It's their decision, and we can make a profit from their decision.
It might not be good for you, but we imprison way too many people for Marijuana possession. Legalization would lower our incarceration rate, because we imprison more people than India and China despite our lower population.
It's roughly as bad for you as alcohol in the short run, and, depending on how often/how much alcohol is consumed, is often better for you than alcohol in the long run. Therefore, it's hypocritical to have alcohol legal for recreational use and not marijuana. Legalize it and tax the crap out of it. That way the people get what they want, law enforcement can focus on more important things, and we'll make a nice profit.
Because I oppose criminalizing something for injust reasons.
Yes, but not just Marijuana - all drugs and especially marijuana. I would rather we look at the treatment, instead of criminalizing it. Prohibition doesn't work, never has, and likely never will.
All drugs should be legal. The public has been made clear the dangers that drugs pose and so now it is just survival of the fittest.
Washington hasn't burned to the ground in a tidal-wave of stoner gone wild, I really don't see what the big deal is.
All drug laws are inherently unconstitutional. Why should Government dictate what I put into my body??? No drug is as dangerous as the Laws against them, no drug has the potential to decimate society on the scale of nuclear weapons so the Government really has no business outlawing certain vices while advocating and profiting from other vices. If they really cared about public safety, why not ban cars and alcohol!!??? What about the countless friends I've lost to drunk driving or overdosing on prescription medication!!!!!?????
Marijuana is a dangerous drug and should not be legalized. It has lead to many deaths, and by legalizing it, we'll just make the situation even worse. I encourage you to check out my debate. I've listed statistics and facts about the drug that might surprise you. You'll find out that marijuana isn't something to mess with.
Legalizing it means you are responsible for their condition of health, and I don't want that on my soul. There are better ways to take away stress. Try yoga.