Month: November 2019

California cannabis industry sending SOS to state leaders

CNN 26 November 2019 Family First Comment: Remember how Chlöe and Drug Foundation say the black market and gangs will disappear under legalisation?? “California is indeed home to the world’s largest cannabis market, totaling close to $12 billion in estimated sales.…

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Canada awash with excess dope

Canada racks up 400-tonne cannabis mountain after production binge NZ Herald 25 November 2019 Family 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…

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‘We don’t know what we don’t know’ on medicinal cannabis

Stuff co.nz 24 November 2019 Family First Comment: the Faculty of Pain Medicine (part of Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) was also advising doctors not to prescribe medicinal cannabis, as research showed its effects to be “disappointing”. “At the…

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Cannabis-induced psychosis blamed in beheading of father at Muskoka cottage

Muskoka Region 25 November 2019 Family First Comment: “Kehl was, at the time, a heavy cannabis user, consuming the then-illegal substance throughout the week and twice before the incident.”  #cannabisviolence The man accused of the brutal stabbing and beheading of his…

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Proposal to favour Maori in cannabis reform is ‘crazy talk’ – Māori council executive director

NewsHub 21 November 2019 Family First Comment: “This is an organisation which receives a huge amount of money from the Government and I think they should be focused on health promotion and prevention of things like pot smoking, tobacco and vaping”…

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SAY NOPE TO DOPE: Mental illness, psychotic symptoms, suicidal thoughts – Jo’s story

Colorado mum Jo worked in youth drug prevention, educating young people about the risk behaviours. During this time, her ‘high achieving, compliant’ teenage son tried to commit suicide. His older brother saved his life. At the emergency room, the social…

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Legal marijuana made big promises on racial equity — and fell short

NBC News 3 December 2018 Family First Comment: In Colorado, the Drug Policy Alliance found, the number of black juveniles arrested on marijuana charges grew after legalization. In 2016, a Colorado Department of Public Safety analysis found that black people living in that…

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