Month: December 2019

Is marijuana linked to psychosis, schizophrenia? Doctors say yes.

Is marijuana linked to psychosis, schizophrenia? It’s contentious, but doctors, feds say yes USA Today 15 December 2019 Family First Comment: Those sounding the alarm include the nation’s “mental health czar” as well as doctors in states including Colorado, California and…

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Credit Contracts bill targeting loan sharks passes third reading

Radio NZ 12 December 2019 Family First Comment: Excellent. We’ve always argued there should be an interest rate cap. The Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill, which aims to stop people falling prey to loan sharks, has passed its third reading in…

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Large number of New Zealanders unclear on the health effects associated with cannabis use, new reports says

TVNZ One News 12 December 2019 Family First Comment: “Those at most risk from the effects of cannabis he says are people under the age of 25, pregnant women and those with mental health issues. He says in those under the…

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Government makes drug court permanent in justice shake-up

NZ Herald 12 December 2019 Family First Comment: This is good. Courts that take a health approach and know the best way to deal with drug addiction and drug lifestyles. BUT that involves the coercion of the law to force them…

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Feeling burned: The first year of legal cannabis has been a complete disaster for investors

Financial Post 9 October 2019 Family First Comment: Some fascinating statements out of Canada – bursting the bubble “Prior to legalisation, cannabis stocks soared on the promise of massive growth and the tremendous momentum that retail investors brought as they poured…

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Labour MP Bill Rejects Women With Post-Abortion Grief

A Labour MP’s private members bill which allowed for bereavement leave for a miscarriage has been withdrawn and resubmitted, in seemingly a deliberate attempt to exclude post-abortive women who may also be suffering grief and loss. It will receive its…

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Primary school children vaping backs need for action, principals say

Stuff co.nz 9 December 2019 Family First Comment: “A child turned up with a vape that he took from home … and was discovered trying to experiment with it with some of his friends. Nelson principals were concerned that vaping products were…

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