Month: February 2019

Scroogey Auckland Council Spoils Kids’ Santa Parade

A decision by Auckland Council’s events group (ATEED) to defund the Auckland Santa Parade as scroogey and a politically correct hijack of one of the city’s most iconic annual events. Despite being a major event which has attracted hundreds of thousands…

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Is marijuana legalization driving increases in violent crime?

The Hill 19 February 2019 Family First Comment: “States beginning to consider full legalization would be wise to take a critical look at the increased rates of violent crime in Colorado, Washington, and the District of Columbia.” The legalization of marijuana…

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‘Harm reduction’ drug policies are destroying San Francisco

New York Post 17 February 2019 Family First Comment: So true… “‘Harm reduction’ in a contemporary context, also means ‘a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.’” Think Drug…

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Students Get Green Light For Dangerous Drug Use

Allowing drug use and drug testing at university orientation weeks is flawed and dangerous, and is being used by drug-friendly groups and a government apparently soft-on-drugs as a wedge for the normalisation of drug use. The Otago Student’s University Association…

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Strong dose of regulation needed with medicinal cannabis, ESR warns

Stuff co.nz 18 February 2019 Family First Comment: Exactly what we warned about regarding cannabis medicine “When you are dealing with extracts, or medicines that are made from herbal plants or herbal products, getting that consistent level of all the ingredients…

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Cigarettes are healthy! And if you believe that, you’ll fall for Big Dope’s marijuana propaganda, too

Daily Mail 17 February 2019 Family First Comment: “Today’s Big Dope lobby wants to silence warnings about the dangers of marijuana until they have it legalised, and we can’t go back. They are like the Big Tobacco of the 1950s, a…

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Unisex toilets in schools leaving female students too afraid to use loo

NZ Herald 18 February 2019 Family First Comment: No surprise. “According to Women’s Voices Wales, some girls are refraining from using the toilet during school hours because of a lack of privacy and taunts from boys including “period shaming”… some girls…

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Is smoking marijuana safe? Why we can’t let Big Weed bury the risks the way Big Tobacco did

NBC News – Think 14 February 2019 Family First Comment: “Big Tobacco used friendly researchers, polluted science and resisted controls on its product for generations. Millions of Americans died as a result. Marijuana is another addictive smoked product, and even as…

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Cannabis seized as ‘dob in a dealer’ campaign begins – Melbourne

9 News 13 February 2019 Family First Comment: Good concept! “Designed to disrupt the supply chain of illicit drugs such as cannabis, methamphetamine and cocaine – the initiative aims to encourage members of the community to report anything they know about…

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