- Martin Odber
- Windsor Ontario
Why is marijuana illegal?
Marijuana WHY is it illegal?
Some say "It's a gateway drug to hard drugs because when people buy this drug off dealers they are exposed to hard drugs" If this were the reasoning legalizing marijuana would mean people wouldn't need to go to dealers who may hook them on hard drugs so we'd be "closing the gate" between soft and hard drugs.
Some say "Marijuana can kill you if you smoke it." So far there appear to be 0 recorded deaths from any kind of overdose.
Some say "Marijuana can give you mad cow disease" So far not only does it not do that but its showing to have MANY positive medical affects including but not limited to fighting cancer.
Some say "the legal costs to taxpayers to keep marijuana illegal are beyond staggering" So far this is absolutely correct.
Our debate is to determine exactly what justifies the significant societal costs of marijuana being illegal on any level at all.