Tag Archives: Marijuana

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…

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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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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.…

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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

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. […]

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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…

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FAMILY RESOURCE: Marijuana Facts Teens & Parents Need To Know — Family First NZ

 

As the government pushes a soft line on drugs, including a referendum to legalise cannabis, our young people will be receiving conflicting messages about the safety of drugs, and that drug use is ‘normal’ and not that harmful. And as parents, you may be unsure how to tackle this during the family discussions that are…

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Mixing weed, alcohol and driving: The ‘unanswered question’ in the cannabis referendum — Family First NZ

 

NewsHub 22 February 2020Family First Comment: This is a situation where one plus one actually equals a lot more than two. People don’t realise that the combination of alcohol and cannabis… acts as a multiplier. Combining even a small amount of alcohol with drugs is going to potentially mean that you are really, really impaired and…

via Mixing weed, alcohol and driving: The ‘unanswered question’ in the cannabis referendum — Family First NZ

More than half of marijuana medical claims on Twitter were tweeted by bots — Family First NZ

 

APHA Press 19 December 2019Family First Comment:This is a significant study – and shows how the debate is being skewed… to the detriment of public health. “Posts generated by bots that indicated cannabis could allay health concerns outnumbered those generated by humans. “Unsubstantiated health claims perpetuated by social bots may have offline consequences, such as…

via More than half of marijuana medical claims on Twitter were tweeted by bots — Family First NZ

Youth Marijuana Prevention – Future Self – Health — Family First NZ

 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is working to educate Michigan teens about the harmful effects and consequences of drug use. It is our hope that Michigan teens and parents understand the dangers associated with substance abuse and the problems that may occur as a result

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Heavy marijuana users who started young drive differently — even while not stoned, study says — Family First NZ

 

Boston Globe 14 January 2020Family First Comment: “People who started using marijuana heavily before they were 16 exhibit poorer driving performance than those who abstain — even when they’re not high, according to a new study that underlines the risks of adolescent cannabis consumption.” People who started using marijuana heavily before they were 16 exhibit poorer…

via Heavy marijuana users who started young drive differently — even while not stoned, study says — Family First NZ

OSU study: Smoking by students up where marijuana is legal, but binge drinking down — Family First NZ

 

Seattle PI 13 January 2020Family First Comment: The OSU study, published in the journal Addiction, found that occasional lighting up and more frequent cannabis use has increased most where it can be done legally. Overall use is up, but up 18% more in “legal” states, with an equal jump among those who use cannabis frequently. Marijuana use among…

via OSU study: Smoking by students up where marijuana is legal, but binge drinking down — Family First NZ

Canadian doctors warn marijuana edibles pose greater risk of overdose — Family First NZ

 

CNBC 7 January 2020Family First Comment: “Baked goods, candies or other cannabis-infused edibles may not be as safe as people think, researchers at the University of Toronto warn. It takes longer for the body to absorb edibles than other forms of marijuana, sometimes delaying psychoactive effects from the drug by up to 4 hours. This delay may…

via Canadian doctors warn marijuana edibles pose greater risk of overdose — Family First NZ

Beware the influence of vested interests’ input into the cannabis debate — Family First NZ

 

Stuff co.nz 9 January 2020Family First Comment: Superb article warning of financial conflicts of interest by those arguing for legalisation of cannabis…“In the ongoing public discussion of New Zealand’s decision on cannabis it is valuable to hear all perspectives, but when these reflect only major corporate vested interests it would be reasonable to expect an indication…

via Beware the influence of vested interests’ input into the cannabis debate — Family First NZ

Evidence Shows Legalising Cannabis Is Social Injustice — Family First NZ

 

Media Release 8 January 2020 As pro-cannabis lobbyists and politicians in New Zealand argue that marijuana legalisation will increase social justice, disparities among use and criminal offence rates continue among race, ethnicity, and income levels in US states that have legalised marijuana. And a new paper published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law…

via Evidence Shows Legalising Cannabis Is Social Injustice — Family First NZ

Marijuana and Psychosis — Family First NZ

 

Break Point 31 December 2019Family First Comment: Critics will respond, “That’s correlation, not causation.” The only way to prove causation would be to ask half a sample group to experiment with something that may harm them. That’s not ethically possible. By the way, all the studies that made us believe that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer…

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Is marijuana linked to psychosis, schizophrenia? Doctors say yes. — Family First NZ

 

Is marijuana linked to psychosis, schizophrenia? It’s contentious, but doctors, feds say yesUSA Today 15 December 2019Family First Comment: Those sounding the alarm include the nation’s “mental health czar” as well as doctors in states including Colorado, California and Massachusetts where marijuana is legal for recreational use. They say the facts are irrefutable: excessive use of…

via Is marijuana linked to psychosis, schizophrenia? Doctors say yes. — Family First NZ

Canada awash with excess dope — Family First NZ

 

Canada racks up 400-tonne cannabis mountain after production bingeNZ Herald 25 November 2019Family First Comment: This is the supposed ‘success’ of legalisation….“Cannabis inventories came to almost 400 tonnes at the end of August, enough to cover two-and-a-half years of demand. Meanwhile the price of the drug has slumped as legal and illegal cannabis distributors grapple for…

via Canada awash with excess dope — Family First NZ

Province won’t turn a pot profit in next 4 years, budget shows (Canada) — Family First NZ

 

PressReader 25 October 2019Family First Comment: Next time the Drug Foundation and the Greens talk about how much tax money will be raised by legalising pot, tell them about Canada.“The province said the updated numbers reflect weaker consunption than initially predicted following cannabis legalisation in October 2018… After a year of legalisation, it appears the black…

via Province won’t turn a pot profit in next 4 years, budget shows (Canada) — Family First NZ

Swarbrick and Bennett debate legalisation of personal use of cannabis — Your NZ

On NZ Q&A last night Chlöe Swarbrick and Paula Bennett debated the legalisation of cannabis for personal use. This will be put to the public next year in a referendum. Bennett seems to have changed her mind. In May refused to debate Swarbrick – Cannabis referendum: Paula Bennett on why she won’t debate Chlöe Swarbrick […]

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Green’s Support For Dope on a High-ding to Nothing — The BFD | Media

 

It looks like the Green Party is starting to haemorrhage support for one of their most important policies, the right to blaze up willy nilly. According to the latest in a series of three surveys commissioned by New Zealand’s largest licensed medicinal cannabis company Helius Therapeutics, Green Party voters who said they would vote yes…

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George Soros’ real crusade: Legalizing marijuana in the U.S. (and NZ) — Family First NZ

 

Washington Times 2 April 2014Family First Comment: “The pro-legalization movement hasn’t come from a groundswell of the people. A great deal of its funding and fraud has been perpetrated by George Soros and then promoted by celebrities. The truth is under attack, and it’s an absolutely dangerous direction for this country to be going in.”#saynopetodopeVoteNO.nz Billionaire philanthropist George Soros hopes…

via George Soros’ real crusade: Legalizing marijuana in the U.S. (and NZ) — Family First NZ

Pot-smoking parents are harsher with discipline: study — Family First NZ

 

New York Post 17 July 2019Family First Comment: “Smoking weed doesn’t make parents more chill when it comes to discipline — it actually makes them more likely to punish their kids.”Looking forward to all the anti-smacking groups like the Green Party and others joining our campaign to oppose legalisation of cannabis. Pot-smoking parents are such a…

via Pot-smoking parents are harsher with discipline: study — Family First NZ

New Data By Koch-Funded Researchers Claiming Legalization Discourages Teen Use Is Deeply Flawed — Family First NZ

 

Smart Approaches to Marijuana SAM 8 July 2019Family First Comment: “If you truly think that the legalization, commercialization, and normalization of marijuana has led to less young people using it, I have a bridge to sell you.”– Kevin Sabet, SAM Today, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics purports to show the legalization of marijuana leads to…

via New Data By Koch-Funded Researchers Claiming Legalization Discourages Teen Use Is Deeply Flawed — Family First NZ