Instigator / Pro
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1337
rating
26
debates
9.62%
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Topic

Marijuanna makes people violent its bad for you just like booze

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

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Sources points
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14
Spelling and grammar points
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Conduct points
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7

With 7 votes and 49 points ahead, the winner is ...

PoliceSheep
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Two days
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Contender / Con
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1540
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"the number of Americans who use cannabis heavily is soaring. In 2006, about 3 million Americans reported using the drug at least 300 times a year, the standard for daily use. By 2017, that number had increased to 8 million—approaching the 12 million Americans who drank every day. Put another way, only one in 15 drinkers consumed alcohol daily; about one in five marijuana users used cannabis that often.

And they are consuming cannabis that is far more potent than ever before, as measured by the amount of THC it contains. THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for the drug’s psychoactive effects. In the 1970s, most marijuana contained less than 2% THC. Today, marijuana routinely contains 20-25% THC, thanks to sophisticated farming and cloning techniques and to the demand of users to get a stronger high more quickly. In states where cannabis is legal, many users prefer extracts that are nearly pure THC.

Cannabis advocates often argue that the drug can’t be as neurotoxic as studies suggest because otherwise Western countries would have seen population-wide increases in psychosis alongside rising marijuana use. In reality, accurately tracking psychosis cases is impossible in the U.S. The government carefully tracks diseases such as cancer with central registries, but no such system exists for schizophrenia or other severe mental illnesses.

Some population-level data does exist, though. Research from Finland and Denmark, two countries that track mental illness more accurately, shows a significant increase in psychosis since 2000, following an increase in cannabis use. And last September, a large survey found a rise in serious mental illness in the U.S. too. In 2017, 7.5% of young adults met the criteria for serious mental illness, double the rate in 2008." https://www.wsj.com/articles/marijuana-is-more-dangerous-than-you-think-11546527075 pot is much more dangerous than people think

Round 1
Pro
There is a lot of evidence from long term studies done over the decades that heavy use of pot can really mess with you and turn you violent
everyone thinks pot makes you mellow thats a myth man. um could you pass me the doritos? thanks
Con
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
Forfeited
Con
As my opponent has been banned, I shall make this extremely short.

The motion specifies "bad for you like booze".

"According to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 88,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths each year in the United States. And alcohol continues to be one of the nation's most preventable causes of death, second only to tobacco and a poor diet/sedentary lifestyle."

The rate of absolutely zero deaths from a marijuana overdose remained steady from last year, according to figures released this month by the Centers for Disease Control.

These are not comparable, with alcohol or 'booze' being significantly worse, therefore the motion fails.
Round 3
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Carry argument forward.

Round 4
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Carry argument forward
Round 5
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Carry argument forward.

VOTE CON!