Month: January 2020

Cannabis Briefing – with former NY Times reporter Alex Berenson

If you are a youthworker, church leader, educator, counsellor, or community leader, we want to invite you – and your colleagues – to a special Briefing in February on the upcoming cannabis referendum, and the dangers of legalisation. The presentations…

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Why I Resigned from Tavistock: Trans-Identified Children Need Therapy, Not Just ‘Affirmation’ and Drugs

Quillette 17 January 2020 Family First Comment: This is a must-read article – from someone with the credentials and experience to be listened to, rather than extremists and the media “Transition is a goal unto itself, separate from the wellbeing of…

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States need to wake up to public health risks from cannabis

Stat News 21 January 2020 Family First Comment: Who you gonna believe? Politicians like Andrew Little and Chloe Swarbrick, and the Drug (Friendly) Foundation – or this Expert? (one of many actually sounding the same warning)…. “I have seen the impact…

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Youth Marijuana Prevention – Future Self – Health

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is working to educate Michigan teens about the harmful effects and consequences of drug use. It is our hope that Michigan teens and parents understand the dangers associated with substance abuse and…

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More than half of marijuana medical claims on Twitter were tweeted by bots

APHA Press 19 December 2019 Family First Comment:This is a significant study – and shows how the debate is being skewed… to the detriment of public health. “Posts generated by bots that indicated cannabis could allay health concerns outnumbered those…

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Heavy marijuana users who started young drive differently — even while not stoned, study says

Boston Globe 14 January 2020 Family First Comment: “People who started using marijuana heavily before they were 16 exhibit poorer driving performance than those who abstain — even when they’re not high, according to a new study that underlines the risks…

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Belgium euthanasia: Three doctors accused in unprecedented trial

BBC News 14 January 2020 Family First Comment: Strict? Yeah right.  “Euthanasia and assisted suicide were made legal under strict conditions in Belgium in 2002. The family argue that her reason for seeking to end her life was because of a…

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Smacking Law Has Caused Decline In Discipline – Poll

A nationwide poll has found that half of New Zealanders believe that the 2007 anti-smacking law has caused a decline in discipline (with a further 16% unsure – 33% said it hadn’t), and that they would continue to smack their…

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