Month: April 2021

Official Data Reveals Failure Of Anti-Smacking Law

Media Release 30 April 2021 Family First NZ says that the latest research on smacking in New Zealand has completely ignored the bigger picture of whether the ban has worked, and whether it has reduced child abuse which was the…

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Colorado reckons with high-potency marijuana and its impact on children

The Denver Post 28 April 2021 Lafonna Pacheco hardly recognized her daughter, Roxanne Delte, by the time she turned 17. “It wasn’t just a teenager thing,” Pacheco said. “It was beyond that. She was paranoid, she was oppositional. Something mentally…

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ACTIVE INTELLIGENCE: Ep 3 – “Is a joke ‘hate speech’?”

The Government has promised to reform hate crime and hate speech laws in the wake of the Christchurch Mosque attacks. Lawmakers around the globe have struggled to define exactly what constitutes hate speech with some including humour in the definition.…

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“Surprising” results from new CBD pain study

New Atlas 25 April 2021 A new study from researchers at Syracuse University is presenting results from one of the first placebo-controlled trials exploring the influence of CBD on sensations of acute pain. The mixed results suggest CBD may reduce…

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Heavy marijuana use during pregnancy linked to premature birth, early infant death

NBC News 23 April 2021 As more states legalize adult use of recreational marijuana, researchers are trying to determine the drug’s impact on developing brains. Women who use marijuana during pregnancy are putting their babies at risk, a study published Thursday finds.…

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Planned Parenthood disavows its founder (but not abortion)

BioEdge 25 April 2021 Planned Parenthood has a founder problem. Margaret Sanger was a racist and a eugenicist. Critics of Planned Parenthood have been needling the organisation over its founder’s dark ideas for decades. Finally, under the pressure of the…

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