Month: October 2019

Medicinal cannabis not proven in mental health, study finds

Reuters 29 October 2019 Family First Comment: “Cannabinoids are often advocated as a treatment for various mental health conditions. (But) clinicians and consumers need to be aware of the low quality and quantity of evidence … and the potential risk of…

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

PressReader 25 October 2019 Family 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…

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Kaitaia rent to own scheme touted as solution to housing crisis

TVNZ One News 28 October 2019 Family First Comment: This is a great scheme which gives families the benefits of home ownership. But here’s the best bit (and explains why these families will succeed)..  “The community is drug and alcohol free…

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Teenagers Who Vape Sweet-Flavoured E-Cigarettes More Likely To Stick With Habit, Study Claims

Independent 28 October 2019 Family First Comment: “Whether or not children continue with vaping is important – the longer and more frequently you vape, the more you’re exposing yourself to toxins in e-cigarette aerosol and put yourself at risk for nicotine…

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Man jailed for choking and punching pregnant partner in stomach

NZ Herald 25 October 2019 Family First Comment: Mr Kilkelly told the court Middlemiss’ errant behaviour was the result of a raging drug addiction which had him taking opioids four times a week and cannabis daily. A man who attacked his…

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World Medical Association Reaffirms Opposition To Euthanasia And Physician-Assisted Suicide

World Medical Association 26 October 2019 Family First Comment: ‘The WMA reiterates its strong commitment to the principles of medical ethics and that utmost respect has to be maintained for human life. Therefore, the WMA is firmly opposed to euthanasia and…

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