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Debate Score:36
Arguments:30
Total Votes:41
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Should the government legalize medicinal marijuana for ALL states?

Should the government legalize medicinal marijuana for ALL states?
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Yes

Side Score: 18
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No

Side Score: 18
2 points

No, because people who smoke weed are lazy hippies who can't get it up. Real men drink whisky and smoke tobacco.

Side: Yes
1 point

First of all, if you want logos, pathos, ethos, you're in the wrong place. Welcome to createdebate.

Second, yes. We have no data to support that it is as dangerous as alcohol or tobacco or even water (that's not a joke. Go look up the LD50 for both water and tetrahydrocannabinol, you'll be surprised). We have no data to support that it is a gateway drug; rather, there is a stronger link between use of harder drugs and traumatic upbringing. We have spent billions of dollars on prohibition that have had no effect on demand for or use of marijuana. We have hundreds of thousands of people locked up for nonviolent possession offenses at further egregious expense to the taxpayer. What we could do instead is end the drug war. Tax and regulate sale so that there are enforceable laws regarding purity and legal age, along with taking company disputes to court instead of being settled with violence. Use the tax revenue to start paying down our deficit. Release a large portion of the strain on our prisons. Deal a major blow to cartel income, as the industry is taken over by legitimate companies inside our own borders, which will create a massive amount of jobs.

Really, I see little downside.

Side: Yes
1 point

The key word in this is medicinal. For that specifically I would argue a resounding yes.

Right now the stigma against it has shown to be unfounded. For medicinal purposed it has not only shown to be more effective against seizures and managing pain it is also remarkably cheaper then current prescription medicines with less side effects and addiction concerns.

If you removed the medicinal qualifier and just asked if the government should legalize marijuana, I would still say yes. Tax it like one would cigarettes and put that money towards schools, feeding homeless and the like.

Side: Yes

That’s up to the states. Not the federal government......................

Side: No
2 points

No.

Smoking Marijuana Lowers Fertility

Sperm Burn Out, Less Potent When Men -- or Women -- Smoke Marijuana

https://www.webmd.com/men/news/20031013/ smoking-marijuana-lowers-fertility

If it's killing your sperm, what do you think it's doing to you?

Side: No
excon(17396) Disputed
1 point

If it's killing your sperm, what do you think it's doing to you?

Hello Y:

I'm 75.. Who the fuck cares about my sperm??

excon

Side: Yes
FletchLives(107) Disputed
1 point

If you traveled back in time, your 25 year old self would kick your ass for blasphemy like that Excon.

Side: No

This is the new mindset of the Progressive Left. They believe in a big federal Government forcing every State to follow the dictates of the Federal Commune.

The Left has forced every State to change their marriage laws.

The Left has tried to force every private business to cater things that goes against their faith.

The Left is trying to force every public schools to allow so called Transgender boys into our daughter's bathrooms.

The Left is trying to take our guns, one step at a time.

The Left is forcing every American to pay for abortions through medicaid and inhuman organizations like Planned Parenthood.

Marijuana will be yet one more Big Government law to be forced onto every State. They probably want to keep every American high on weed so that they will stay blind and dumb to the insanity going on in our Government today.

The Left supports the right to kill viable unborn babies for any reason up to birth!

These are the inhuman politicians that are going to force their will onto every State.

Side: No
SexyJesus(207) Disputed
2 points

I support you on some points and disagree on others. That said, stick to the current subject. We all know you think the left is evil, we can talk about baby killing some other time. The current topic is weed. Focus.

As far as federal marijuana legalization, exactly how is prohibition not the will of the federal government being forced onto the state? Exactly how is repealing prohibition laws "yet one more Big Government law to be forced onto every State"? Especially if the exact opposite logic applies to firearms, unless repealing the NFA somehow would be Big Government Law encroaching on freedom? If they legalize it, nobody's threatening you at gunpoint to go smoke a bowl. Nobody's even saying that the states can't keep their laws on the books and prosecute for possession, although why any state would not want the tax benefits are beyond me. People who choose to do so simply won't face federal charges for it. To me, that sounds like a freer society. To you, you're not inconvenienced at all.

Side: Yes
FromWithin(8240) Disputed
1 point

Some of us are not blind to what is going on in our culture.

We see the broken families, we see the fatherless children, we see those children joining gangs, we see the cost on tax payers to fund all these broken lives, and you sit there telling me I am not inconvenienced at all.

What do you call higher taxes to pay for all the social programs helping these broken lives hooked on drugs, etc.

Side: No
FletchLives(107) Disputed
1 point

The current topic is weed. Focus.

I can't focus. I just smoked some weed.

Side: No