Last updated on: 4/11/2018 1:40:56 PM PST


Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?

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  • +11 +17 -6 jaboieli Feb. 16, 2018
    "this should be legalized so everyone can just be a stoner"
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  • +7 +10 -3 Isabella P. Mar. 13, 2018
    "Jobs are also another good point in the argument. Someone has to make the CBD oil/the marijuana extract, someone has to take out the CBD from the marijuana, someone has to be the boss, someone has to own places to make it, etc.. Therefore people can use those jobs to make money and have a job. This is another good reason why it would be a better thing to legalize it; especially for the people who are in a need of a job and some money."
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  • +2 +9 -7 Riley Mar. 13, 2018
    "When I was doing my research I found out that if it is legalized it could increase teen usage. Recreational marijuana can especially affect a teen or young adult because there brains aren't fully developed, which would lead to late reaction, short-term memory, and a harder time in school. Recreational Marijuana harms the user and the people around the user. It harms the user when they smoke it because it can lead to internal problems like strokes. If the user is smoking marijuana the people around is also breathing in the fumes from the smoke."
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  • -3 0 -3 keegan May. 10, 2018
    "marijuana is bad and it will give you cancer just like cigarettes"
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  • -7 +8 -15 Carl Feb. 16, 2018
    "Marijuana is addictive and is a gateway drug that can lead to addiction to heroin and other stronger and more harmful drug use."
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    • +1 +2 -1 The War Machine Mar. 12, 2018
      "As if it being addictive is a rare thing, it isn't. Sure, a lot of illegal drugs are addictive, but there is a sizable number of legal drugs that are addictive too."
  • -9 +8 -17 Thea B. Feb. 13, 2018
    "I am a registered nurse, and I do not believe recreational marijuana should be legal. Marijuana has the same carcinogens that cigarettes do and also the long term effects on your brain due to damage of brain cells. This country already has a huge problem with alcohol and the negative effects of abuse. I'm not against medical marijuana, because I know that it has proven to have benefits to many. Just recreational because of the harmful effects of pot. Of course, alcohol and cigarettes are both legal, so why not pot?! ;)"
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    • +3 +3 0 The War Machine Mar. 12, 2018
      "The only real reason why there's the issue with the carcinogens is that you're smoking the drug. This, of course, can be circumvented by just ingesting them. "Weed brownies" is a good alternative to smoking the drug. Marijuana itself, like tobacco, does not have those carcinogens, they are only there because, in tobaccos case, put in there by the tobacco company's to make it more addictive."