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In PPU Debate, Drug Decriminalization Wins by a 2-1 Margin Over Opposition

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 2:15pm

In the Penn Political Union's November 17 debate, the resolution, "The benefits of drug decriminalization greatly outweigh the harms," was carried by a 9-4 vote of the audience. The debaters arguing for the resolution were Ara Patvakanian (Libertarian Caucus member), Jacob Isaac (Progressive Caucus member), and Daniel Lien (Progressive Caucus member). The debaters arguing against the resolution were Joshua Rose (Chair of the Conservative Caucus), Julian Trahanas (Libertarian Caucus member), and Andrew Gray (Conservative Caucus member).