Month: December 2020

Young adults who vape cannabis are more likely to experience cough, bronchitis and wheezing, study finds

CNN Health 24 December 2020 Family First Comment: “Participants who had vaped cannabis any number of times from within the last month to their overall lifetime had a stronger link to symptoms of bronchitis (daily cough, congestion and phlegm) in comparison…

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As New States Legalize, Cannabis’s Environmental Footprint Looms

Benzinga 27 December 2020 Family First Comment: Not so green eh “The connotation that marijuana is grown by hippies up in the mountains with only the most holistic, organic practices is a far cry from a multibillion dollar industry that…

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Government Should Respect Cannabis Referendum Result – Poll

Media Release 30 December 2020 Polling by Curia Market Research has found that only 1 in 4 New Zealanders want the government to ignore the results of the cannabis referendum despite the close result, and that even half of the…

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Canada’s Cannabis Use Continues To Climb

Media Release 23 December 2020 The latest data from Health Canada’s Canadian Cannabis Survey reveals that there has been three years of consecutive increases in use since legalisation, and that almost 1 in 3 Canadian males over 16 consumed cannabis…

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Significant Youth Cannabis Use Increases in Legalised US States

Media Release 22 December 2020 US state-level data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the most authoritative study on drug use conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), has found significant increases in youth…

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Cannabis users ‘fail to grasp health risks of smoking,’ study says

The Guardian 19 December 2020 Family First Comment: “Government generally sees cannabis and tobacco as separate issues but plainly their use is deeply interwoven,” said Hazel Cheeseman, director of policy at Action on Smoking and Health. “There is an opportunity to…

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Vaccines and the Christian Worldview: Principles for Christian Thinking in the Context of COVID

Albert Mohler 14 December 2020 An important – and balanced – article on this important issue. Makes 7 key points: Christians do not believe in medical non-interventionism. We must consider the derivation of the vaccine itself—what kind of technology was…

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