The debate "Marijuana should be legal and taxed as a product that can be purchased in stores." was started by
July 23, 2019, 9:17 am.
72 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 36 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.
mwest0097 posted 1 argument, YoungBenShapiro posted 1 argument, Allirix posted 1 argument, Nemiroff posted 1 argument, Manuel posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
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While many of us agree that marijuana should be federally legalised, it should not be federally taxed. Let states like California tax the industry to the point where a few elitists control it, but also let Oregon grow its flourishing weed industry by not imposing high taxes and regulations. The laboratory of democracy is often where you'll find the optimum policy strategies.
Off course, I sad that every time when the marijuana is the topic
i sometimes fat finger the buttons while scrolling or otherwise interacting with the app. that might be why the voting was off.
So why do you disagree?
as i said, it is a very legitamete and logical point in support of legalization.
i dont agree with the slippery slope of criminal activity, at least not in all situations. gangs yes, drug culture, not really.
as for the recidivism, imo, has more to do with the punitive way we treat criminals, not the psychology of criminality itself. so yes, we should not put marijuana users into a high recidivism system... but removing the marijuana user still leaves us with a screwed up system in need of deeper solutions.
I stand corrected. I still think it's a legitimate point to legalise marijuana though. The slippery slope of criminal activity and high rates of recidivism are well documented phenomena. What's your response to it?
i have never heard of your alternative gateway theory, and found no reference to that theory looking it up right now. all 3 sources i checked (oxford dictionary, drug rehab.com, and the wiki page on "gateway drug theory") label it as "habit forming drug (or psycho active drug) that increase the possibility of stronger drug use".
all references point to habit, i have seen no mention of access to markets as the referenced "gateway". it is a logical theory that makes perfect sense, but as far as i can tell, its your unique theory and not anything i would be expected to respond to.
Why or how it's a gateway still means it's a gateway. I've heard gateway refer to both
that is true, however i dont think that was the intent behind the statement. i think they intend it as a gateway to desire of drugs, not access.
I'd say the logic is it's an illegal drug that you can only access via the black market. Once you have a gateway to the black market you have access to other drugs.
i don't understand the logic behind marijuana being a gateway drug. almost everyone who did marijuana started with cigarettes and/or alcohol first. it seems like an arbitrary, agenda motivated starting point.
Marijuana should definitely be legal. The facts show that every 8 seconds, someone dies from alcohol, every 13 seconds someone dies from cigarettes. No one has died from Marijuana. I'm not talking about the decisions you make from the drug, I'm talking about taking the drug itself. So if Marijuana is illegal, get rid of the legal drugs that kill people. If you ban one that is safe, ban the ones that are dangerous. Get rid of one get rid of it all!
It already is in Canada. Our distribution system is still pretty terrible so illegally sold marijuana is still fairly rampant. But it makes alot more sense to legalize and regulate it rather than trying to ban it.
My arguments in favor of legalization:
1) Marijuana has been shown to be not only overwhelmingly safe compared to other legal "vices" but to have many medicinal benefits.
2) Adults should be allowed to have free agency over their consciousness, which includes choosing to alter it with substances if they wish to.
3) The profits and tax revenue from marijuana sales would be a huge benefit to the country, as it has been to the states in the US who have legalized it for recreational use. It also creates a lot of jobs as the demand for growers, researchers, and sales increases massively when it becomes legal.