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Legalization of marijuana

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Started: 1/21/2020 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Srryd911

Pro

Legalization of marijuana is good because there are underlying medical factors. Over 600, 000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession annually. That alone is more than one person per minute. How many of these people are using it recreationally and how many maybe using it medically?

There are no reported deaths from marijuana use. As there are studies showing at least six people a day die from alcohol poisoning. Also 88, 000 I due to alcohol use annually. Alcohol and tobacco are legal and cause multiple deaths a day.

They also say legalization of marijuana could help the economy. The marijuana industry of adults in the United States may exceed over $24 billion in revenue by 2025. But each dollar spent in the marijuana industry there"s a two or three dollar profit. The legal industry made over $7. 2 billion in 2016. In Colorado marijuana brings in three times more than alcohol tax revenue.

They also say legalization of marijuana could help the economy. The marijuana industry of adults in the United States may exceed over $24 billion in revenue by 2025. But each dollar spent in the marijuana industry there"s a two or three dollar profit. The legal industry made over $7. 2 billion in 2016. In Colorado marijuana brings in three times more than alcohol tax revenue.

There is a study shown that there isn"t an increase in do you wise in states where marijuana is legal. It"s also stating that traffic deaths have dropped by whole 11% and they foresee them dropping even more. Benjamin Hanson who studied this said " Public safety doesn"t decrease with increased access to marijuana, Rather it improves it. " Studies have also shown drivers who are high tend to drive more cautious and take less risk than drunk drivers.

This is also a racial any quality issue. The federal Prohibition on marijuana use use dates all the way back to the anti-Mexican sentiment in the 1930s. It was nothing more than another way to criminalize other colors of skin. Today black and brown communities are more likely to be arrested for marijuana use then white communities. Those studies prove it is used equally between the communities.

This is also a racial any quality issue. The federal prohibition of marijuana use dates all the way back to the anti-Mexican sentiment in the 1930s. It was nothing more than another way to criminalize other colors of skin. Today black and brown communities are more likely to be arrested for marijuana use then white communities. Those studies prove it is used equally between the communities.

Supporting marijuana legalization could solve many problems more than just the ones that I provided with you today. Saving money and jails, Lowering arrests/criminal activity, And also slow down drug wars. I believe in statistics and studies and they are showing a very positive outcome in the legalization of marijuana.

Sources used ; https//marijuana. Procon. Org
Pro-con. Org
The American prospect
Hippy99

Con

You may have given some great details on why marijuana should be legalized but what about the cons on legalization. .
I believe that if marijuana is legalized younger children will be able to get their hands on it easier. The income revenue may go up but how much will it cost to provide all the marijuana. Do you think that it really will stop drug wars? There"s gonna be a consistent drug war no matter what we do because we are not going to legalize every Drug out there.
Debate Round No. 1
Srryd911

Pro

Legalization of marijuana is good because there are underlying medical factors. Over 600, 000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession annually. That alone is more than one person per minute. How many of these people are using it recreationally and how many maybe using it medically?

There are no reported deaths from marijuana use. As there are studies showing at least six people a day die from alcohol poisoning. Also 88, 000 I due to alcohol use annually. Alcohol and tobacco are legal and cause multiple deaths a day.

They also say legalization of marijuana could help the economy. The marijuana industry of adults in the United States may exceed over $24 billion in revenue by 2025. But each dollar spent in the marijuana industry there"s a two or three dollar profit. The legal industry made over $7. 2 billion in 2016. In Colorado marijuana brings in three times more than alcohol tax revenue.

They also say legalization of marijuana could help the economy. The marijuana industry of adults in the United States may exceed over $24 billion in revenue by 2025. But each dollar spent in the marijuana industry there"s a two or three dollar profit. The legal industry made over $7. 2 billion in 2016. In Colorado marijuana brings in three times more than alcohol tax revenue.

There is a study shown that there isn"t an increase in do you wise in states where marijuana is legal. It"s also stating that traffic deaths have dropped by whole 11% and they foresee them dropping even more. Benjamin Hanson who studied this said " Public safety doesn"t decrease with increased access to marijuana, Rather it improves it. " Studies have also shown drivers who are high tend to drive more cautious and take less risk than drunk drivers.

This is also a racial any quality issue. The federal Prohibition on marijuana use use dates all the way back to the anti-Mexican sentiment in the 1930s. It was nothing more than another way to criminalize other colors of skin. Today black and brown communities are more likely to be arrested for marijuana use then white communities. Those studies prove it is used equally between the communities.

This is also a racial any quality issue. The federal prohibition of marijuana use dates all the way back to the anti-Mexican sentiment in the 1930s. It was nothing more than another way to criminalize other colors of skin. Today black and brown communities are more likely to be arrested for marijuana use then white communities. Those studies prove it is used equally between the communities.

Supporting marijuana legalization could solve many problems more than just the ones that I provided with you today. Saving money and jails, Lowering arrests/criminal activity, And also slow down drug wars. I believe in statistics and studies and they are showing a very positive outcome in the legalization of marijuana.

Sources used ; https//marijuana. Procon. Org
Pro-con. Org
The American prospect

Adding onto my argument I believe that it may not cancel at all drug wars but it will decrease the amount of laced marijuana. It will decrease deaths, It will decrease duis, And much more. I looked at multiple websites and researched why marijuana should be legalized and why not I understand the cons and the pros.
Hippy99

Con

I went onto the pro con. Org website. It says that the percentage of 12 to 17-year-olds using marijuana is higher in every legal marijuana state for example 16. 21% of Colorado teens and 18. 86% of teens in Alaska reported marijuana use in the past year compared to the average of the United States which is 12. 29% and overall. Also marijuana is addictive and a dependent drug will increase with legalization heavy users who stop using marijuana may suffer with drawl symptoms insomnia, Depression, Anxiety, Nausea, Chills, And stomach pains according to the drug abuse national Institute. Marijuana can increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, Depression, And other psychiatric disorders also marijuana can harm and damage lung tissue and cause respiratory problems second hand marijuana smoke is even dangerous.
Debate Round No. 2
Srryd911

Pro

Study state the marijuana is medicine. This plant-based treatment should be accessible and affordable for healthcare choices. Scientific data supports the tree specific conditions I can help with seizures and chronic pain. It can be used in many forms application or indigestion. Medical marijuana dispensaries are serving over 10, 000 patients in Washington. It says that some benefits also treat depression, Insomnia, ADHD, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Pain, And many more disorders. " Marijuana is proven to have less side effects compared to other medications" Stated a physician in Florida Pedro Oliveros.
Hippy99

Con

After marijuana was legalized in Colorado emergency room visits went up to 30% Think about the costs there. I understand that marijuana can help with the brain but there also is an increased risk of psychiatric problems. You have had a good argument but marijuana can harm the health of users and people around them the damages your lungs and basically saying one joint of marijuana is as damaging to the Lungs as the amount of five cigarettes.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Yoshikage69Kira 2 years ago
Yoshikage69Kira
Alcohol is far more dangerous than weed, If alcohol can be legal then marijuana. I do think that it should be regulated an example being that people under age shouldn't be allowed to use it since some studies have shown that it negatively affects brain development in areas such as memory.
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