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The discussion around the legalization of marijuana will always be a polarizing debate—some people will be open to changing their views, while others remain stuck in their ways. Find out the craziest arguments against legalizing cannabis below, and while you’re at it, get an even crazier deal on the Magical Butter machine. Get $20 off using the promo code STONER at magicalbutter.com.

 6 Crazy Arguments Against Legalizing Cannabis

6 Crazy Arguments Against Legalizing Cannabis

By The Stoner's Cookbook

While it's always good to have a healthy debate, some people can't avoid bringing up crazy facts. Want to avoid those people? Watch out for them making any of these arguments against legalization.

  • It Will Contribute to Obesity

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    According to the ever so lovely Nancy Grace, due to her idea that cannabis leads to lethargy and wanting to eat, it will contribute to the obesity issue. Fat chance.

  • It Won't Help the Economy

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    This argument has been shot down since the success seen in Washington and Colorado, however, there are still some who are very picky with the information they accept and disregard all evidence.

  • It Will Increase Crime

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The use of cannabis does not increase crime, in fact, a [report](http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/10report/chap06c.pdf) from  the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism suggests that 25 to 30 percent of violent crimes are linked to alcohol use.

  • It's a Gateway Drug

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Despite it's obvious flaws, the "Gateway Theory" is a very popular argument against the legalization of cannabis. As any statistics course would teach you, correlation does not equal causation.

  • It's Dangerous

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    This argument is classic, the only problem is people supporting it don't seem to acknowledge that alcohol and cigarettes, which are legal, are dangerous too, according to a variety of statistics.

  • It's Addictive

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    People who are anti-legalization often bring up how cannabis can be laced with other substances. However, they don't realize that legalization also means regulation and thus, cleaner cannabis.

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