The classroom was crowded with students from all grades, eager to argue hot topics in the country right now.
The Debate club is run by five juniors, Aryemis Brown, Thabi Cooper, Alec Samuels, Digmel Espinoza, and Gavin Rudman. The club takes place during club meeting every other Wwednesday . Although Sports Debate club is already existent in the Bullis community, Debate Club is a time when students can debate topics other than that differ from sports. The classroom was crowded with students from all grades, eager to argue hot topics in the country right now.
When first arriving to the club, the topic of the day had not been settled, and many ideas such as the Iraq war, gun control, and legalization of marijuana were suggested for potential debate material. The students then voted on which idea they felt most intriguingintriguiging and argumentativeargumenative, and so they settled on the issue of marijuana legalization. legalization of marijuana.
When arguing why marijuana should be legal, several interesting points were brought to the table. One point included that many developed countries have already legalizedleagalized it, and as an effect saw dramatic and significantsignifigant drop in drug use and abuse. Another point included that if you were to legalize it, putting a high tax on the drug would benefit the country and prohibit people from purchasing it often. Lastly, marijuana is known its medical advantages, and health- wise it not that much different from tobacco.
Although the opposing team was slightly smaller, they made some strong points on why marijuana should not be legalized. One point included that in order to legalize it, authorities we should have some sort of driving evalouation to see if people are high when driving. Another point was that the exposure of marijuana, in forms such as edibles, could be harmful to kids and infants. Lastly, that by may legalizing marijuna, it could be become extremely more common in culture and daily life, and kids will start experimenting at a younger age.
The club ended on a solid note- and theyn discussed topics to be debated in future meetings. These topics included gun control, iraq war, and abortion. If any interest in these topics, debate club is a great way to express your opinion in a safe and fun environmentenviorment!