Month: May 2020

Lack of evidence supporting medicinal cannabis benefits for arthritis sufferers – research

TVNZ One News 23 May 2020 Family First Comment: The science doesn’t always back the hype (or the smokescreen). “We found two trials that looked at cannabis based products in arthritis… and there was no evidence really from either of those…

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More middle-aged Kiwis opposed to legalisation than in favour

Cannabis: More middle-aged Kiwis opposed to legalisation than in favour – survey NewsHub 22 May 2020 Family First Comment: Significant opposition to cannabis legalisation… “49.8 percent of participants OPPOSED legalisation, while ONLY 26.8 percent were in favour… Women and those with…

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Proposed Cannabis Law Fails Public Health & Safety Test

With the help of senior lawyers, the SayNopeToDope campaign has analysed the proposed legislation – Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill – that would be introduced if NZ’ers voted to legalise the recreational use of cannabis in the upcoming referendum. The…

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Cannabis Extract Explosion in L.A. Injures 11 Firefighters

What is Hash Oil? Cannabis Extract Explosion in L.A. Injures 11 Firefighters, 3 Critically NewsWeek 17 May 2020 Family First Comment: Remember the Los Angeles fire at the weekend? 11 fire fighters injured Guess what.. “The business operating at the building…

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Smoking cannabis causes bronchitis and changes to lung function

New Zealand Doctor 18 May 2020 Family First Comment: More health harms from the drug “The potential for adverse effects on respiratory health from smoking cannabis has had much less attention than the social and mental health effects. We believe policies…

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Star of TV’s The Flash, died of fentanyl overdose

Coquitlam actor Logan Williams, star of TV’s The Flash, died of fentanyl overdose Vancouver Sun 17 May 2020 Family First Comment: A tragedy. “Williams was best known for playing young Barry Allen on the DC superhero series The Flash…. just…

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James Farmer QC: Will The Proposed Cannabis Legislation Achieve Its “Overarching Objective” Of Reducing The Harms Associated With Cannabis Use?

James Farmer QC, LL.M (Hons) Auckland, Ph. D Cambridge Also published in LawNews Issue 14, 14 May 2020 Family First Comment: Excellent commentary and analysis from a Lawyer (published in the latest LawNews of the Auckland District Law Society) who has…

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