The Colorado legal code is our only line of defense. Once again, Pro is not utilizing the burden of proof but instead spouting random numbers and "facts".
But again, there is no greater or less concern about medical marijuana stores in states that have legalized medical marijuana compared with states that have not.
Sorry for the last round, I thank my opponent for this debate again. Why Should Marijuana Be Legal?
Why Should We Legalize? Marijuana legalization movements in the U. Photos by Barry Staver Marijuana buds are displayed in glass jars at RiverRock before being sold to patients who have received a doctor referral. Cannabis flowers with quality testing results on display at a dispensary.
These concerns are highest among opponents of legalizing medical marijuana, but are no higher or lower in states that already allow marijuana for medical purposes. Changing Times, Changing Arguments Over the years, marijuana has increasingly been prescribed and used for a variety of medical reasons, including pain relief.
Supporters of legalization mention its perceived health benefits, or see it as no more dangerous than other drugs. Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would have established a legal framework for sales of the drug.
Legalizing weed for medical reasons is viewed favorably by many Americans, including members of the medical community and Congress. It should not be used recreationally, only for medicinal use. The Endocannabinoid The debate over the issue of legalizing marijuana We have two types of cannabinoid receptors: We could save billions of dollars every year as a nation if we stop wasting money locking people up for having marijuana.
Each delivery method has benefits and disadvantages. But if medical marijuana were legalized, there could be repercussions outside the realm of medicine.
Something needs to give here, and that something is federal law. A Gallup poll last fall showed for the first time that 50 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana use. There also are substantial age differences. Views of Legalizing Marijuana, This interactive shows public opinion on legalizing marijuana since There is an abundance of anecdotal evidence, as well as some scientific research, indicating that marijuana can be effective as a treatment for some illnesses.
They need to know where you are. But the proportion who thinks the use of marijuana should be legal has continued to rise over the past two decades. Far more Americans favor allowing marijuana for prescribed medical purposes than support a general legalization of marijuana.
But its use remains controversial; in the United States, it is classified as a Class I controlled substance, which makes it illegal under federal law.
I also think it makes economic sense to legalize the plant because it would save both the federal and state government and enormous amount of money and reduce governmental beurocracy like the DEA. The endocannabinoid system influences our immune system, protects nerve cells from premature death, and influences mood, memory, appetite, sleep, sensation, and movement.
I thank my opponent for this debate again, and wish him luck in all future debates! Drug AbuseDrugs and SocietyUnderstanding Addiction Let's take a look at some of the arguments from both sides of the medical marijuana issue.
Democrats and independents are far more likely to say that marijuana should be made legal than they were 10 years ago while the views of Republicans are virtually unchanged. It is actually easier for many high school students to obtain marijuana than it is for them to obtain alcohol, because alcohol is legal and therefore regulated to keep it away from kids.
Also, it is Pro's burden to show proof, and Pro has mostly just pulled out facts from no where. Some of us could have told you 15 years ago that this is what we would need. A recent survey of research found that long term marijuana use did not have a significant effect on cognitive abilities.
Each of the hundreds of plants growing in the dispensary is tagged with a radio frequency identification chip. Just because a court flooded with years of legal precedent kept things the way they are is not an indictment of marijuana. But the distribution system was only loosely conceived. Explore trends by gender, generation, and partisanship.
Inflammatory pain - Cannabinoids seem to be more effective than opiates in treating long-term, chronic pain. Against that backdrop, some advocates say it may be time for yet another shift in marijuana policy: This leads into my historical argument against a prohibition policy towards marijuana, it simply doesn't work!
Most recently, sales of recreational-use marijuana in California kicked off on Jan.With a growing number of states moving to legalize medical marijuana, nearly three-quarters of Americans (73%) say they favor their state allowing the sale and use of marijuana for medical purposes if it is prescribed by a doctor, while 23% are opposed.
Support for legalizing medical marijuana spans. Benefits of Medical Marijuana - Legalizing Marijuana Marijuana is a very controversial and obtrusive issue in our society today. Although many have made malicious remarks about it in the past, and even still in the present, the truth and beneficial facts of marijuana are finally resurfacing.
House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, became emotional in a closed-door House Republican caucus discussion on Wednesday over his opposition to legalizing medical marijuana. In Debate Over Legalizing Marijuana, Disagreement Over Drug’s Dangers.
In Their Own Words: Supporters and Opponents of Legalization. Survey Report. I haven't seen this done on dfaduke.com yet, so I thought it would be interesting to hear some opinions on the issue.
This debate will probably have many different types of arguments (legal, health, and economic), so I'm going to start Round 1 off with a whole mess of arguments in favor for the legalization of marijuana and we'll see where it goes from there =).
Debate Over? 89 Percent Support Medical Pot in New Poll More Veterans dump a box of pill bottles in front of the White House during a pro-medical marijuana protest on Nov. 11,Download