Month: June 2020

Mike’s Minute: We need transparency in referendum debate

NewsTalk ZB 9 June 2020 Family First Comment: Good question Mike… “The Drug Foundation, who should not be in the business at the best of times of being political operatives, have nevertheless decided to bring the worst aspects of Washington lobbying…

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NZ Pro-cannabis referendum campaign funded by secret foreign donors?

Investigate Daily 7 June 2020 Family First Comment: Ian Wishart is asking all the right questions…. “Investigate asked the Drug Foundation to disclose whether any money has come from foreign donors: “Can you please confirm that 1) you know the identity…

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Marijuana Is No Answer for Ailing State Budgets | Opinion

NewsWeek – Kevin Sabet, Smart Approaches to Marijuana – 31 May 2020 Family First Comment: Excellent op-ed from the head of SAM in the US… “Less than half of one percent of California’s budget is covered by all the pot…

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Today’s Cannabis Linked To Violence – New Study

SayNopeToDope NZ Media Release 8 June 2020 A large study just published by a team from Montreal University in Canada has found that people who regularly smoke cannabis are almost three times more likely to commit a violent offence as…

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Alliance of Community Leaders & Organisations Launch ‘Vote NO’ Campaign

SayNopeToDope NZ Media Release 8 June 2020 An alliance of community organisations and leaders (including ex-addicts, educators, ex-police, addiction counsellors, health professionals and community workers) have joined together to form Smart Approaches To Marijuana NZ (SAM-NZ), and will work together…

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Stormzy stops smoking marijuana to safeguard his mental health

Yahoo News 31 May 2020 Family First Comment: He shared: “If you’ve got mental health problems, stop smoking weed. It’s not good for your mental health. I have suffered with mental health problems for the past few years. When I…

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‘People are drowning in debt’ – crackdown on loan sharks welcomed

Radio NZ News 6 June 2020 Family First Comment: Finally. We’ve asked successive governments for a cap on interest rates for years! “ the amount of interest that finance companies can charge on loans is capped. Mobile traders are now required to adhere…

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NEW REPORT: Smacking Law Has Increased Harm Inflicted BY Children

An updated analysis of the anti-smacking law passed into law just 13 years ago says that not only has the ban failed to reduce the harm perpetrated against children, but it has increased the harm inflicted by children. The report…

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California wants to hire more cannabis cops to get a handle on black market marijuana

The Sacramento Bee 2 June 2020 Family First Comment: But weren’t we told that legalisation would free up police resources? It’s a myth! #saynopetodope #VoteNO California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control is looking to beef up its law enforcement presence. The bureau…

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