Month: September 2020

Up in smoke: Cannabis-growing renters set million dollar rental on fire

NZ Herald 30 September 2020 Family First Comment: An Auckland landlord has been left with a $400,000 repair bill after their million dollar rental’s occupants ran a cannabis growing operation that sparked a major fire. Yet the tenants will now contribute…

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Salvation Army suggests decriminalising cannabis, rather than legalising it

TVNZ One News 30 September 2020 Family First Comment: “The Salvation Army has seen the consequences of liberalising gambling and liquor legislation and the insurmountable difficulty in dialling back the legislation once negative consequences emerge. Cannabis is not the benign substance…

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Mike’s Minute: We’re waking up to the dangers of cannabis

NewsTalk ZB 29 September 2020 Family First Comment: The yes camp has never really had anything more than the most spurious of ideas that it should be legalised simply because a lot of people do it. And in that, never really…

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NZ Election 2020: Cannabis legalisation opponents say proposed limit could make addictions worse

NewsHub 29 September 2020 Family First Comment: “We try to help people not develop cannabis addiction, so giving them access to much more than they could hope to use in a day does nothing to help people with problem behaviour,” –…

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Election 2020: Are Kiwi teenagers conservative on cannabis?

NZ Herald 27 September 2020 Family First Comment: Yes!“Five classes at the North Shore’s high-decile Westlake Girls’ High School have all voted overwhelmingly against legalising cannabis in their practice voting – 82 per cent against in two Year 9 classes, 63 per cent…

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A Warning on the Failure to take Cannabis Use Seriously

College of Psychiatrists of Ireland 24 January 2019 Family First Comment: Cannabis is the main drug responsible for patients being seen within the child and adolescent addiction service, accounting for 80% of all cases. “Modern weed is grown in such a…

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