The debate "Marijuana should be legal in every country" was started by
September 20, 2015, 3:11 am.
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Yeah...i was getting confused too.
At some point my vote got changed. That is fixed now.
Is repealing prohibition a slippery slope to legalizing murder? If not, you seem to have a flaw in your logic. If so, you seem to be incapable of logic
I'm done arguing on this subject.
let's also legalize killing people, then murder rates will drop....
you can't stop bad with bad. if we did legalize drugs they would be made illegal after about a week.
Then it would probably be in your best interest not to take those.
If you want to be a coke head or a heroin junkie hey that's none of my business. I wouldn't buy any of that stuff if it was legal.
I do believe however do that if it was legal our streets would be safer. The only way to win the war on drugs is to legalize drugs.
There are hundreds of drugs that if I take I will not be able to drive, or will have hallucinations.
Alcohol is the only drug that can kill you while detoxing.
we got problems with alchol. Solution- bring on even more harmful drugs that make people have worse delusions. that is even more stupid then saying spending money doesn't cause 7 trillion dollors in debt.
Alcohol could kill you 10 minutes after you drink it. It could kill four people That moment when you slam into another car killing everybody in it including yourself
kill quickly, unlike alchol that takes a while to kill you.
let me see if I understand you are saying more drugs=less drug abuse. logic.
People are going to say "drugs are legal, can't do them anymore" yah I don't think so.
also besides Marijuana most illegal drugs are bad for you, most drugs are illegal for this reason, you may have a small argument for legalizing Marijuana, but you want to legalize drugs that can kill?
And that Alex is your answer to why it's illegal
I think legalizing marijuana would actually decrease drug abuse. The laws against marijuana aren't about the potential for drug abuse or drug problems, and the "gateway drug" issue is just a big smokescreen.
Rather, they're about two things: protecting the alcohol business (via its lobby), and protecting the pharmaceutical industry (via ITS even far more powerful lobby). In fact, it's QUITE TELLING that the federal law against marijuana wasn't passed until a couple years AFTER Prohibition was repealed in the 1930s, and then only AFTER the ridiculous movie "Reefer Madness" scared the pants off folks around the country. That movie was financed ENTIRELY by the liquor industry, by the way.
These days, the liquor industry hasn't much to fear from marijuana, as lots of folks like to drink a bit with their weed to get a more "mellow buzz." HOWEVER, it treats MANY forms of depression and other ailments from which the Pharmaceutical industry is making MANY BILLION$ of DOLLAR$ selling drugs to treat, and since marijuana is a natural plant that's been around essentially FOREVER, they can't patent it and make money off it, so they have a vested interest in keeping it illegal.
Oh yeah, there's one other faction that has a vested interest in keeping it illegal: THE DRUG CARTELS... Don't believe for a skinny minute that some of THEIR money isn't finding its way into the pockets of members of Congress, either!
So what you're saying is that if all drugs were legal more people would do drugs? You think that drug abuse would go up? That's impossible to even predict. The fact is keeping drugs illegal actually funds the cartels and other drug lords in this country. We've been fighting the war on drugs for over 40 years and its costs over trillions of dollars. We've been losing the war on drugs ever since it started. Do you know what that implies? There is a war going on and the people on drugs are winning. Most of the people that overdose on drugs is due to the fact that they have no idea what they're taking. Plenty of people die from taking prescription drugs that were prescribed by doctors. The amount of drugs that are sold on the black market is insane. Nothing else even compares
also a lot more goes on in the black market then drugs. Drugs, guns, forgeries, killings, and other illegal cash deals go down. Do you know anything about drugs or the black market?
wow that was stupid, let's have drugs that kill you after you take them be legal, you know why illegal drugs kill less people then alchol? How many people in the us will drunk alchol tonight? how many people will take illegal drugs tonight? To justify this because if the big difference in numbers you need to use ratios. the ratio of alchol deaths to illegal drug deaths in the us is far far less. basic math here.
I think all drugs should be legal. Alcohol and cigarettes kill more people than all the other drugs combined. If drugs were illegal crime will go down because the black market will cease to exist.
In short, it was banned because of racism, fear and corrupt officials. even then people knew it wasn't particularly harmful. but people with a particular agenda, which had nothing to do with science or health, painted it as a terrible evil.
Wait it is does not cause harm, why is it illegal?
hemp is an excellent material. I would assume it would be treated in the same category as alcohol. prescription drugs are controlled because they can cause serious harm if used incorrectly. marijuana can't.
drugs in clothes great idea!!!!
Now if it is legal will we treat it as pleasure drugs like alchol or as prescription drugs? or both?
I agree, it should be legal. Not only to be consumed, but also as material to be used in building, clothes and such. I think it's a great crop for its medical properties as well
it would still be illegal for kids just like alcohol. but the laws now don't stop kids from getting anyway. and everything in the world is harmful if you consume too much. caffeine, sugar, fat, salt. all are associated with serious health problems. Why do you say drugs make America lower? caffeine, ibuprofen and nicotine are drugs that are widely accepted. why would adding marijuana be bad?
This argument is a 50/50 on both sides.To make it legal,marijuana does less damage to people's health than smoking does and to make it legal,it will deter people from smoking and turn to a less harmful marijuana instead.
However,to make it legal means there is something mkre to worry about on the streets such as people getting high and this will cause more problems than the people already have.It will also encourage kids to smoke marijuana which is a bad habit to pick up.Also although marijuana has a lesser health risks than smoking,it still have its risks,so why make it legal?
The reason for making it legal is because it is less harmful than things that are already legal. Why are some outlawed and other not?
ok let's make more harmful stuff legal. cause that is okay, more drugs people. it's better to do illegal drugs then alchol. I know Obama has ruined this country, but there is no reason to turn to drugs, and make this country lower.
Ok fine...If you truly believe that I won't stop you from smoking as long as you responsibly smoke it and it doesn't effect me or my family.
There are carcinogens in red meat. as well as lots of things. early studies claimed marijuana could cause lung cancers. those studies have since been disproven. a study in 2006 and one in 2014 both determined that even habitual pot smokers so no significant increase in lung cancer rates. so no it isn't true.
carcinogens I think you meant, and so what? lots of things have carcinogens and they aren't illegal, people have the right(or should) to put whatever they want into their bodies.
What are you talking about...it has cartigens and tar the same with smoking...If you inhale campfire smoke you will have the same consequences.
even in reasonable doses alcohol is bad for you. much worse than marijuana which has no adverse effects at reasonable doses.
And achool in moderation Isn't horable for you as long as you are drinking plenty of water during the day...Drinking will absolutely wreak your liver if you do it abusivly
Which part is flawed? marijuana is much less harmful than alcohol. fact. people under the effects of alcohol are much more likely to commit a crime than those under the effects of marijuana. fact. what is your objection?
Ok it is in no way better for you...It is less bad...but it is just like cigarettes...It is not good to enhale somthing that has that much carbon dioxide and carthagens in it...
if there boy bad why do you want to legalize one? we do not need any more bad people. under the influence of drugs running around. of course they will be easier to convince of your flawed logic.
I didn't say it was good for you. I said it was better for you. alcohol is terrible for you. by comparison marijuana requires long term use before there are virtually any medical I'll effects. other than the munchies. but alcohol is acceptable but marijuana will send you to prison.
Not a drug expert but how is it good for you. How is alcohol good for you. Not talking about doctors giving it to patients in emergencies, but how is it good on an everyday basis?
Marijuana has been proven to be better for you than alcohol in most ways. there's no reason it should be illegal. obviously you shouldn't drive or work under the influence. but if you made it legal and put the kinds of control alcohol has on it, it would be much better for society than alcohol. not to mention you'd make billions on tax revenue and savings from not putting minor drug offences through the court system and prison system. the ban on marijuana is not different from prohibition of alcohol. you can't enforce it and you shouldn't try to.
I'd say make it legal, but have some restricted areas like towns and public places to keep the communities safe.