Are you for or against the legalization on marijuana

February 5, 2016, 8:10 pm

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The debate "Are you for or against the legalization on marijuana" was started by StarSoul on February 5, 2016, 8:10 pm. 28 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 9 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

PsychDave posted 2 arguments, StarSoul posted 1 argument, ReadyToBegin posted 1 argument, bigB posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
meduka posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

StarSoul, historybuff, PsychDave, Freyja, jfischthecat, Sumerian, Yoorhaighness, swp16, progressive, ReadyToBegin, bigB, Burnin, RyanWakefield, MinuteMan101, Cato and 13 visitors agree.
Alex, meduka, alexoliver, flash4311, dalton7532 and 4 visitors disagree.

yea marijuana should be legalised. it has a lot of medicinal benefits n has no harmful side effects. how can cigarette n drinks that has severe affect on body be legal n marijuana be illegal.

3 years, 9 months ago

The US should legalize it

3 years, 9 months ago

I am for so the gov can regulate, profit, and later faze out its use.

I also wish cigarette were outlawed, but prohibition taught us that people will do what they please with no regard to health.

Sad, but true.

3 years, 9 months ago
StarSoul
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Yes I do ! and this is coming from someone who currently smokes cigarettes and wishes I had never started this nasty habit !

3 years, 10 months ago
PsychDave
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Smoking cigarettes causes more lung damage and raises cancer risk more. Do you believe cigarettes should be outlawed?

3 years, 10 months ago

i disagree only for the risk of lung cancer

3 years, 10 months ago

From the research I have seen it is less damaging and less likely to result in injury than alcohol, so I don't see any reason to allow one and ban the other. It is simply another form of prohibition, and history has shown that to be ineffective. Legalization and regulation could provide income for the government in the form of tax, legal business opportunities for entrepreneurs, reduce risk to consumers since there would be quality control, and reduce the income of organized crime. The argument that legalization opens the door to anarchy has not been borne out by the nations that have done so, so I don't actually see a down side to legalizing marijuana.

If anyone has research that shows differently, I am always open to learning more on the subject since, as it is not a particular interest of mine, I have never really delved in depth into the topic.

3 years, 10 months ago
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