Month: January 2019

Smoking weed just ONCE could change a teenager’s brain

Daily Mail 15 January 2019 Family First Comment: More reasons not to legalise.  #PeopleBeforeProfits  www.VoteNo.nz Just one or two joints is enough to change the structure of a teenager’s brain, scientists have warned. And the drug could cause changes affecting how…

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This reporter took a deep look into the science of smoking pot. What he found is scary

Mother Jones (San Francisco), January 5, 2019 Family First Comment:  Tell Your Children takes a sledgehammer to the promised benefits of marijuana legalisation, and cannabis enthusiasts are not going to like it one bit.  And we’ve invited the author to New Zealand! 🙂 …

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Otago Uni adds gender options. (confusion alert)

Otago Daily Times 12 January 2019 Family First Comment:  Amazingly, Otago University has a medical school, based (we hope) on Biology!  “Whereas in the past students could choose female, male or X for indeterminate, students this year can identify as “gender…

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Schools use force 13 times a day as classroom ‘chaos’ escalates

NZ Herald 12 January 2019 Family First Comment:  The perfect storm from dumb policies and laws…. “Violence was increasing because of weaker parental control, poorly trained teachers, more students on the autistic spectrum and a push for large, noisy multi-teacher spaces.” Schools…

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Biology Over Gender Identity In Schools – Poll

Polling by Curia Market Research has found stronger support for children not to be taught that their gender can be changed and for toilets and changing rooms to be based on biological sex. In the poll of 1,000 New Zealanders…

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Study: Michigan medical marijuana users are driving while high

Detroit Free Press 9 January 2019 Family First Comment: More than half of the medical marijuana users in Michigan have driven under the influence of the drug, creating a potential for car crashes, according to a new study from the University…

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Conscience Not Coercion On Same-Sex Marriage – Poll

A poll by Curia Market Research has found that six years on from the passing of the same-sex marriage law, there is still strong support for New Zealanders to be free to have a traditional view of marriage, and to…

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MPs should examine facts on euthanasia, rather than crystal balls

Stuff co.nz 10 January 2019 Family First Comment: Excellent analysis of the euthanasia issue… “Vulnerable people are at an unacceptable risk of wrongful death under laws such as these.” www.Protect.org.nz OPINION: “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future,” said…

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Poll says dope referendum would easily pass – or would it?

2020 cannabis referendum would easily pass, poll says  NewsHub 9 January 2019 Family First Comment: The poll is simply not robust or reliable. It’s a self selected polling panel with prizes offered to join. And 10% of the sample group say they use…

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