Month: August 2020

Support for legalising cannabis going up in smoke – survey

Radio NZ News 30 August 2020 Family First Comment: In March, a Research New Zealand poll found 43% were in favour of legalising cannabis, and 33% opposed it. That has now been turned around and this month support for the law…

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A Win For Freedom Of Speech & Belief In NZ

Media Release 27 August 2020 Family First NZ has won their appeal in the Wellington Court of Appeal against deregistration from the Charities Register. “This decision is a win for the freedom of speech and belief in New Zealand. The…

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Workplace Drug Use Skyrocketing In U.S.

Media Release SayNopeToDope NZ 26 August 2020 New U.S. data released today by Quest Diagnostics has found that rates of marijuana positivity in the workforce have sharply risen both over the last year (2018-2019) and since legalisation was implemented. Furthermore,…

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Hospice Southland says ‘no’ to End of Life Choice bill

Stuff co.nz 25 August 2020 Family First Comment: Great decision.  “Wards is particularly concerned that the act required patients to specify the time, date, and place where they wish to die. This wasn’t conducive to terminal illness which often had many…

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New Zealand to vote on legalization of recreational marijuana

CGTN 22 August 2020 Family First Comment: SayNopeToDope campaign and spokesman Aaron Ironside are included in the coverage of the referendum by China Global Television Network. International interest! Voters in New Zealand this year will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana.…

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Mixed reaction to King’s rector’s drug post

Otago Daily Times 22 August 2020 Family First Comment: Yes! Well said Nick McIvor. From someone who cares for our children… “King’s High School rector Nick McIvor has spoken out over his worries about what could happen in education if…

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Mindfulness and meditation can worsen depression and anxiety

NewScience 14 August 2020 Family First Comment: Still want this served up to classrooms of young children? “They found that about 8 per cent people who try meditation experience an unwanted effect. “People have experienced anything from an increase in anxiety…

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Think Ya Know? Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

The marijuana lobby gets very upset at any suggestion of marijuana being called a gateway drug. Of course, not everyone who starts using marijuana uses other drugs; some just go on to stronger versions of marijuana, such as “wax,” “dabs”…

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