Marijuana should be legalized everywhere

January 9, 2014, 6:25 am

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The debate "Marijuana should be legalized everywhere" was started by theRighteousBro on January 9, 2014, 6:25 am. 60 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 38 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.

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4 years, 4 months ago

the point here is that many things can be addictive and dangerous. the fact that marijuana can be one, doesnt mean it should be seperated from the rest of thr crowd.

4 years, 4 months ago

there are other means to get cheap food, grocert stores have sales, and hearty meals are proven to be not only healthier, but also more filling. no, pot is not necessary fot survival, but that doesnt mean it should be banned. my argument is that things not necessart for survival, such as fast food and say, video games, can be abused and contribute to worse health problems than pot, in the long run. does that mean they should be illegal? because they can be addivtive and dangerous?

4 years, 4 months ago

Fast food still give you nutrients that you need to survive. Food is food. You need it. In no way is pot necessary to survival.
Also, fast food is cheap and is often the only source of food that people can get a hold of.

4 years, 4 months ago

im not talkimg about any food. fast food and junk food in general, are not necessary to survival, but contribute to a much worse problem than marijuana, which can be beneficial if taken smartly. however, junk food is just plain bad.since your argument is that things that are abused amd addivtive should be illegal, should we make junk ans fast food illegal?

4 years, 4 months ago

Food and drugs are very different in purposes. You need food to survive. You need to get high to survive - especially if it is proven to be dangerous.

4 years, 4 months ago

a flaw in humans is abusive behavior in things we enjoy. out of evergthing from video games to eating. just because something can be abused does that mean it should be illegal? no, of course not
since obesity is a much more common and biggee problem than marijuana in america, do you state that we should make fast food places and junk food illegal?

4 years, 4 months ago

You say you know plenty of people who can use in moderation, I say I know plenty of people who can't. That's a poor argument supported by no evidence.
I see you have taken no interest in reading the studies I have posted. Those studies found that the majority of subjects presented most of the symptoms I listed.
In regards to alcohol, again, I suggest you read some studies. The School of Public Health at Harvard found that moderate alcohol consumption can reduce the risk of heart disease. Other studies suggest that alcohol consumption can reduce the risk of diabetes, dementia, gallstones, and can even help prevent getting the common cold.

4 years, 4 months ago

no, its only addictive when abused after a LONG period of time. and yes, i know plenty of people who can use it in moderation, there will always be people who abuse stuff, like fast food restrauraunts are abused and contribute to obesity, a much bigger problem than pot. and no, these brain defencies rarely happen, and only happen after a LONG period of time, and abused for just as long. stating thar alchohol can be as beneficial as marijuana is absurd. alchohol is for taste and to get one drunk. marijuana can be used medically, to treat cancer, to help people who have bad eating or sleeping habits, and too help depressed people get more enjoyment out of life

4 years, 4 months ago

You can't regulate how much a person can use the substance. If you can get your hands on it, you can abuse it. I would absolutely love to the studies that show pot being "beneficial" and no harmful at all. If you are going to say pot can be beneficial, you cant neglect the fact that moderate alcohol consumption can as well. You can interpret the facts however you want, but you were not right in saying that it's not addictive because in fact, it is.
You also seem to be overlooking the long term effects of pot use over time. Decreased brain function isn't a "MAJOR" concern for you?

4 years, 5 months ago

have you looked at your own statistics? they are extremely low, and i said legal as for adults, not abusive teenagers. statistics also prove, if you care to look up, that non abusive behavior of marijuana is more beneficial, because it can help eating habits and sleep induction. it is only "dangerous" when abused, and even then it only goes so far. and no, it is not as illegal is cocaine. cocaine is one of the magic three that the fbi and dea consider high risk. marijuana is not even in the top 20 of dangerous drugs.

4 years, 5 months ago

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/marijuana-addictive

http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2012/09/nih-funded-study-links-long-term-marijuana-use-especially-when-started-during-adolescence-decreased

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/Mobile/article.aspx?articleid=396843

4 years, 5 months ago

You're arguing something that I did not say. Nowhere did I state that pot is just as "bad" as cocaine. I said it is just as ILLEGAL.
Alcohol was brought out of prohibition because of the introduction of organized crime, not because of economic reasons.
As for you stating that is not a dangerous substance, I can't disagree more. If you have read any studies of prolonged use of pot, you would know that it is, in fact, dangerous.
When you say that marijuana is not addictive, you are wrong. Studies have shown that overstimulation of pot can lead to addiction. 9 percent of people who use pot will become addicted. 17 percent of people who begin using pot in their teens will become addicted. 25 to 50 percent of daily users will become addicted. Those are the facts.

4 years, 5 months ago

anything will have drawbacks. it is when its abused when it becomes dangerous, and the level of abuse it can have on an individual. marijuana is not addicting, so that factor is ruled out. obesity is a huge problem in the u.s., and fast food is a much more addictive problem.

4 years, 5 months ago

heres where we have an obvious disagreement. stating it is just as bad as cocaine clearly shows you have never tried the plant.or understand it . the difference between the drugs is enormous. during the great depression alchohol was brought out of prohibition to help stabilize the economy. marinjuana could do the same to this recession. and i said MAJOR. yes there are some drawbacks as there is to everything, but it is now known that it is a non dangerous substance, politicians know this, for about 10 states will have legalized it by 2016..many people have gone through life smoking weed, and were completely fine
thats why im saying it should be regulated for a mature audience. people who wont abuse it, because when not abused it is perfectly fine.

4 years, 5 months ago

It seems to me that you have overlooked multiple points I just tried to make. To say there are no deficiencies of prolonged pot abuse is just plain wrong. I will try to attach a link to the studies I have read. Pot abuse over time decreases cognitive function, memory recall, sensory perception, and coordinated movement.
By making pot legal and acceptable, more people will use it. So your view that it won't become even bigger of a gateway drug is false. The more people who use it, the more people who will be curious about the next more potent substance. When you say alcohol and cigarettes are not gateway substances, I disagree. Those who take any of these substances are by far more likely to participate in risky behavior such as trying the next best drug.
As for cops pursuing more serious offenses, I don't agree with you. As of now, in most states, pot is just as illegal as cocaine or heroin.

4 years, 5 months ago

there is no major defencies associated with a herbal plant grown naturally on this planet. if used maturally for ages 21 and up, it can be regulated and used more maturally than alchohol, a much more dangerous substance. as for you sayimg it will still be a gateway drug, how many people drink on this planet and dont do any drugs? smoke cigs and not involved in hard drugs? the answer is a ton of people, so if a less dangerous substance was used like cigarretes and alchohol daily, and normally, then i think it wouldnt be a gatewy drug. aldo, wouldnt you rsther cops be tracking down more serious crimes then stopping people with weed? also have you noticed the economy aspect of it?

4 years, 5 months ago

It's not a matter of whether people will do it or not. The fact that there are millions of people who do it does not make it right.
You encourage others to do research to support their claim. I advise you to do the same. Studies have shown that the prolonged used of pot leads to decreased cognitive function of most abusers. Perhaps pot alone cannot kill you, like you say, but the notion that pot has no harmful effects is not supported by multiple valid studies.
I'm curious to see the study on how pot wouldn't be a gateway drug if it were legalized. At first glance, that does not make sense to me. By making pot more common and acceptable in society, that would cause more people to try it and perhaps become more curious about more potent, dangerous drugs.

4 years, 5 months ago

also, with it legal, people wony have to go to jail over something so petty, and cops cam devote thier time to more serious crimes

4 years, 5 months ago

jakr,mrmck,
hold on a second. back up a few feet. death penalty for using a drug? a dangerous substance? obvisouly none of you have done basic research into marijuana. i highly suggest you do some research before you make any claims. as to killing someone for using pot, i sense thats a troll, and i wont address it. but marijuana use is so high within the u.s, that there is almost no point in keepeing it illegal, and it has never killed anyone, ever. yes, it is a gateway drug, if you let it be. if it was legal, there would be a lot less chance of it being a gateway drug, statistics prove. also, do you know how much weed needs to be smoked to kill you? its literally impossible. if it was regulated and used by mature people at a mature age, it would work out fine. finally, we already have five states that have legalized it, and five more in 2016 who are going for it. it is going to happen, so you mighr as well hop on the train.

4 years, 5 months ago

People are going to do it anyway, might as well make money off of it and keep people out of jail which sucks up tax money

4 years, 5 months ago

i agree. because marijuana is a herbal plant but there should be a death penalty in abusing drugs such as marijuana.

4 years, 5 months ago

There's no doubt that both alcohol and pot often lead to other substance abuse and risky behavior. As for pot being less potent than alcohol, that can still be debated as new research is continuing to be conducted. Using the legality of one harmful drug is not a good basis for establishing the argument for another harmful drug's legalization.

4 years, 5 months ago

if alchohol can be regulated, a much less dangerous and less impairative substance such as marijuana can be regulated

4 years, 5 months ago

The legalization of marijuana, like nearly everything else, should come through democratic means at the lowest possible level. If residents of one state--or city--don't want it legalized, they shouldn't have to make it legal.

5 years, 6 months ago

sometimes getting high is working great for refreshing mind cells:)

5 years, 6 months ago

It's dangerous.

5 years, 6 months ago

Yes

5 years, 6 months ago
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