Category Archives: Drugs

US Study – Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years; potentially permanent effects — Family First NZ

The evidence continues to mount – more teens are vaping high-potency cannabis that can permanently damage the teenage brain. A new study, published in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association), analysed 17 studies … US Study – Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years; potentially permanent effects Read More » The…

US Study – Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years; potentially permanent effects — Family First NZ

US Study – Marijuana use among college-age at highest level since 1980s — Family First NZ

Another major report. Same conclusion. Legalisation of recreational cannabis is a disaster for public health. Not only does legalisation result in significantly increased usage (despite what pro-drug advocates said wouldn’t happen), it’s youth who take … US Study – Marijuana use among college-age at highest level since 1980s Read More » The post US Study…

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DC Police Chief says Marijuana “undoubtedly” tied to rise in violent crime — Family First NZ

DC Police Chief reveals the truth about marijuana – “it’s undoubtedly” tied to a rise in violent crime”. Despite the fanciful and delusional “theories” of drug advocates, the conclusions from leaders in crime prevention and … DC Police Chief says Marijuana “undoubtedly” tied to rise in violent crime Read More » The post DC Police…

via DC Police Chief says Marijuana “undoubtedly” tied to rise in violent crime — Family First NZ

The “Colorado Experiment”: Legalized Marijuana’s Impact in Colorado — Family First NZ

Hudson Institute 28 June 2021 Family First Comment: Just in case there was any doubt…. Does legalization work? In a powerful review of how Colorado is doing since legalising marijuana for medical use in … The “Colorado Experiment”: Legalized Marijuana’s Impact in Colorado Read More » The post The “Colorado Experiment”: Legalized Marijuana’s Impact…

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Drug and alcohol programmes in prison down 75% — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: The Government has promised to improve mental health but the number of prisoners attending drug and alcohol programmes has plummeted by 75 percent in five years. …And despite health being one of prison’s biggest issues, the number of prisoners in drug and alcohol programmes is plummeting. Five years ago, about 6300 programmes were…

via Drug and alcohol programmes in prison down 75% — Kiwiblog

Cannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults — Family First NZ

National Institute on Drug Abuse 22 June 2021 Family First Comment: More proof that NZ dodged a bullet by voting NO…. “An analysis of survey data from more than 280,000 young adults ages 18-35 showed that … Cannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults Read More » The post Cannabis use may be…

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Decriminalising Drugs: The Truth About Portugal – Report — Family First NZ

A report published last year Decriminalising Drugs: The Truth About Portugal was written on behalf of the Swedish Drug Policy Centre about Portugal’s decriminalisation of drugs. Reference is often made by New Zealand drug advocates to Portugal as an example of a country with a ‘successful’ drugs policy, attributed to the decriminalisation policy it carried…

via Decriminalising Drugs: The Truth About Portugal – Report — Family First NZ

Meth convictions hit a record high but police suggest numbers could be higher — Family First NZ

Stuff co.nz 24 March 2021Family First Comment: Remember – people like Helen Clark and other drug advocates want to remove criminal sanctions for use of these awful drugs. Criminal charges for methamphetamine have hit record numbers but police say the figures could be higher still as they are using discretion to keep people out of courts.…

via Meth convictions hit a record high but police suggest numbers could be higher — Family First NZ

New research shows marijuana THC stays in breast milk for six weeks — Family First NZ

Reuters 8 March 2021Family First Comment: “To limit the unknown THC effects on fetal brain development and promote safe breastfeeding, it is critical to emphasize marijuana abstention both early in pregnancy and postpartum. To help encourage successful abstention, we need to look at—and improve—the system of supports we offer new mums.”Telling them to be drug-free would…

via New research shows marijuana THC stays in breast milk for six weeks — Family First NZ

Amsterdam wants to ban tourists from its marijuana shops — Family First NZ

Stuff co.nz 11 January 2021Family First Comment: Oh! Not so successful then?“The plan, backed by local police and prosecutors, is aimed at tackling the flow of hard drugs and organised crime linked to the marijuana trade.” In an effort to clean up its image, Amsterdam aims to restrict a key tourist attraction: its coffee shops.…

via Amsterdam wants to ban tourists from its marijuana shops — Family First NZ

Israeli Man Dies After Receiving Covid Vaccine – 5000+”Health Impact Events” Reported In US — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

From zerohedge.com Following a handful of reports, including one involving a priest from the Philadelphia area who volunteered as a trial participant, about patients who received a vaccine dying in the weeks following the second dose, one man in Israel has died 2 hours after receiving the vaccine. According to reports in the Israeli press, a […]

via Israeli Man Dies After Receiving Covid Vaccine – 5000+”Health Impact Events” Reported In US — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Significant Youth Cannabis Use Increases in Legalised US States — Family First NZ

Media Release 22 December 2020 US state-level data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the most authoritative study on drug use conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), has found significant increases in youth cannabis use in several recently legalised marijuana states versus last year. At the same time, mental…

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Canada’s Cannabis Use Continues To Climb — Family First NZ

Media Release 23 December 2020 The latest data from Health Canada’s Canadian Cannabis Survey reveals that there has been three years of consecutive increases in use since legalisation, and that almost 1 in 3 Canadian males over 16 consumed cannabis in the past 12 months, and 1 in 4 females. In 2020, 27% of Canadians…

via Canada’s Cannabis Use Continues To Climb — Family First NZ

FDA Reveals Long List of Serious Health Conditions That May Result From Covid-19 Vaccinations, Including DEATH — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

So, DEATH is a health condition? Actually it is the absence of any conditions, wouldn’t you say? Big Pharma couldn’t care less about the death that these vaccines will bring upon the world. After all, they have full indemnity – they cannot be sued for any reason; not even when people begin to die. From […]

via FDA Reveals Long List of Serious Health Conditions That May Result From Covid-19 Vaccinations, Including DEATH — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Catholic Priest Dies Suddenly – Had Been In Moderna Clinical Trials for mRNA Vaccines: Lifesite News Claims Moderna DOES Use Aborted Fetal Cells in Developing the Vaccine — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

From lifesitenews.com The vaccine uses the ‘aborted fetal cell line HEK-293′ in the ‘fundamental design of mRNA technology, their Spike protein and in the research, development, production and testing.’ PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, December 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A Ukranian Greek-Catholic priest, who was previously a volunteer in the testing of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, has died suddenly […]

via Catholic Priest Dies Suddenly – Had Been In Moderna Clinical Trials for mRNA Vaccines: Lifesite News Claims Moderna DOES Use Aborted Fetal Cells in Developing the Vaccine — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

DEA: Teen depression and suicide linked to marijuana use — Family First NZ

Fox 29 18 November 2020Family First Comment: “In 2019, there were nearly 700,000 youths, ages 12 to 17, that was addicted to marijuana, which shows an increase of nearly 187,000 new youth in 2019 alone with cannabis use disorder,” said Dr. Kenneth Finn, Pain Medicine Physician in Colorado. Finn has seen the negative effects it’s having…

via DEA: Teen depression and suicide linked to marijuana use — Family First NZ

Man accused of hiding evidence when woman died at Christchurch party after taking MDMA — Family First NZ

TVNZ One News 16 November 2020Family First Comment: Another sad example of why pill testing is flawed. Pill testing does not – and cannot – guarantee that the drug being taken will not cause any physical or mental harm or death to the individual consumer. It also cannot account for the individual’s physiological response to each…

via Man accused of hiding evidence when woman died at Christchurch party after taking MDMA — Family First NZ

Cannabis referendum: Where support for legalisation was highest — Family First NZ

NewsHub 7 November 2020 Data shows support for legalising cannabis was highest in Wellington, with 72 percent of voters casting their ballots in Wellington Central and 65 percent in Rongotai saying yes. Because voters on both the general and Māori rolls placed their papers in the same box, the Electoral Commission says it’s impossible to…

via Cannabis referendum: Where support for legalisation was highest — Family First NZ

Kate Hawkesby: ‘We should be eternally grateful.’ — Family First NZ

NewsTalk ZB 2 November 2020Family First Comment: Once again, Kate completely nails it…“I found the pro-campaign heavily one sided. It was bolstered by the Drug Foundation and Helen Clark… all of whom put out endless amounts of information, or should I say misinformation – from it being about medicinal, to it coming out of the hands…

via Kate Hawkesby: ‘We should be eternally grateful.’ — Family First NZ

Mike’s Minute: We made the right call on cannabis — Family First NZ

NewsTalk ZB 2 November 2020Family First Comment: Well said, Mike….“The Drug Foundation, an apolitical organisation, should be ashamed of itself, and it’s just as well the Chief Executive has quit because he was the chief instigator. Helen Clark should have known better. And as for her polls which told a completely different story to the real…

via Mike’s Minute: We made the right call on cannabis — Family First NZ

Māori Council calls for police to address discrimination in cannabis arrests — Family First NZ

Radio NZ News 2 November 2020Family First Comment: Good call.Also focusing on why Maori disproportionately use drugs would also be a good call.Prevention and education matters. The New Zealand Māori Council has called on the police to use their powers of discretion to stop sending Māori to prison for low-level drug offences now the cannabis referendum…

via Māori Council calls for police to address discrimination in cannabis arrests — Family First NZ

Voters Confused by Medicinal Aspect of Cannabis Referendum — Family First NZ

Media Release 2 November 2020Polling carried out by Curia Market Research after the cannabis referendum vote has revealed that many voters were confused around the legal status of medicinal cannabis which subsequently influenced their vote. The survey shows that 60% of voters who voted yes did so because they “wanted cannabis to be made available…

via Voters Confused by Medicinal Aspect of Cannabis Referendum — Family First NZ

The True Cost of Marijuana: A Colorado Town That Went All-In — Family First NZ

The Epoch Times 27 October 2020Family First Comment: An excellent summary of what happened to Pueblo in Colorado after legalisation. Disturbing….“Since legalization in Colorado, Randall and Roberts have seen an increase in all drug use, not just marijuana. Methamphetamine use is up 143%, opiates are up by 10%, and cannabis is up by 57%, according to…

via The True Cost of Marijuana: A Colorado Town That Went All-In — Family First NZ

Final Cannabis Law Reform Proposal Out — The BFD

The final proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill is out. This post is about why, if you’re a conservative, you should vote yes in the Cannabis referendum. But first a summary: The Bill sets out a way for the Government to control and regulate cannabis. It proposes rules for growing, selling, buying, and consuming cannabis.The…

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“Sane, safe proposals for legislation of cannabis” — Your NZ

From the New Zealand Medical Cannabis Council: Medicinal cannabis industry welcomes sane, safe proposals for legislation of cannabis The head of the New Zealand medicinal cannabis industry association is welcoming the release of the cannabis legalisation and control bill that will be voted on at the referendum as part of the general election this year. […]

via “Sane, safe proposals for legislation of cannabis” — Your NZ

Step Closer to Roadside Cannabis Testing — Family First NZ

 

Technology Networks 31 March 2020Family First Comment: Good news – especially if NZ makes foolish decision to legalise dope.“Scientists now report that they are one step closer to a convenient saliva test for measuring cannabis levels at roadside stops. “People have the perception that driving after smoking marijuana is safer than driving drunk, but both…

via Step Closer to Roadside Cannabis Testing — Family First NZ

9 students at Commerce City middle school taken to hospital after ingesting marijuana edibles — Family First NZ

 

Fox News Denver 9 March 2020Family First Comment: The consequences of legalisation “ “It’s important that kids know that not everyone is using marijuana. Oftentimes, children think, ‘Everyone’s doing it, so I should too.’” Eleven middle school students at Adams City Middle School in Commerce City consumed THC on Monday, sparking a criminal investigation, officials said. Most of…

via 9 students at Commerce City middle school taken to hospital after ingesting marijuana edibles — Family First NZ

New Zealand an attractive target for cartels in war against meth — Family First NZ

 

Stuff co.nz 10 March 2020Family First Comment: “We need to continue to disrupt the organised crime group and take their assets. We need to demonstrate to these organisations that organised crime activity won’t be tolerated in New Zealand, and it is simply not worth it. But on the other end we need to work with…

via New Zealand an attractive target for cartels in war against meth — Family First NZ

Harete Hipango: Cannabis decriminalisation safer option to legalisation — Family First NZ

 

NZ Herald 4 March 2020Family First Comment: Excellent commentary by National MP Harete Hipango…“This is the reality of the people and communities I have worked amidst throughout my almost 30 years in criminal, family, youth, child welfare and mental health law. Do I have a bias? Most definitely.Cannabis addiction is a pre-cursor to ongoing and…

via Harete Hipango: Cannabis decriminalisation safer option to legalisation — Family First NZ

Kate Hawkesby: Legislation will never stop a black market — Family First NZ

 

NewsTalk ZB 28 February 2020Family First Comment: Exactly. ‘Legalisation’ increases the demand and use, while ‘regulation’ simply empowers the black market because drug users don’t do ‘regulation’! Never have. Never will. The very week the government looks to legislate on vaping, guess what happens? To serve as a reminder I guess that you can do whatever…

via Kate Hawkesby: Legislation will never stop a black market — Family First NZ