Month: April 2016

Labour to review medicinal cannabis laws

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NZ Herald 5 April 2016 Family First Comment: NZ’ers need to be aware of the smoke-screen of ‘medicinal marijuana’. The strategy of groups who want dope legalised is to promote medicinal marijuana which simply manipulates society’s compassion for people with…

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Why are more children seeking help for serious mental health problems?

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Stuff co.nz 2 April 2016 Family First Comment: This article is raising the exact same issues we already raised in our February report on the anti-smacking law “Defying Human Nature”. https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/research/smacking-law-2016/ “It’s not that young people have different problems from…

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Study finds chronic cannabis users worse off

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Radio NZ 3 April 2016 Family First Comment: It’s called ‘dope’ for a very good reason! So why would governments want to encourage use of it?? New research shows chronic marijuana smokers – those who use cannabis four or more days…

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Second-hand smoke exposure numbers halve

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NewsHub 1 April 2016 Family First Comment: But wait until they legalise marijuana. Then we’re back to step 1 again. #ironic Exposure to second-hand smoke in Kiwi homes has almost halved in a seven-year period, a study has found. Massey…

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How regular cannabis users descend into mid-life failure

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NZ Herald 27 March 2016 Young people who smoke cannabis regularly slide further down the social ladder than their parents, a study has revealed. Those who use the Class B drug at least four times a week over several years…

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Judge Makes Harmful Comments on Underage Sex

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Media Release 1 April 2016 Family First NZ is labelling a judge’s comments about underage sex as flawed and harmful, and says that the laws are there for good reason and should not be weakened. “Some young people may make…

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