Media Release

ASA says anti-cannabis billboard ‘socially responsible’

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Media Release 13 March 2019 Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) not to uphold any of the complaints made against its…

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Students Get Green Light For Dangerous Drug Use

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Media Release 19 February 2019 Family First NZ says that allowing drug use and drug testing at university orientation weeks is flawed and dangerous, and is being used…

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NZ Mental Health Will Worsen If Dope Legalised

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Media Release 14 February 2019  Family First NZ says that the latest study on the effects of marijuana prove that New Zealand would be foolish to legalise marijuana…

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Billboard Campaign Encourages Nope To Dope

Monday, February 11, 2019

Media Release 10 February 2019 A billboard campaign is warning families and encouraging them to think deeply about the possible legalisation of marijuana, and to vote against the…

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JUST RELEASED: Briefing for Families

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Are you ready for the debate on legalising marijuana? We are – and we’re here to help you. DOWNLOAD our new 24-page Briefing for Families. You can also…

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Open Letter To New Zealand Parliamentarians: Re Pill Testing Within Australia & NZ

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

DRUG FREE AUSTRALIA 30 January 2019 Drug Free Australia has been very concerned about the national pill testing push within Australia and New Zealand which has chiefly been…

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Recent News

Potent cannabis increases risk of serious mental illness, says study

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

BBC News 20 March 2019 Family First Comment: people who used cannabis on a daily basis were three times more likely to have a diagnosis of first episode…

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Medical marijuana: The people trying to cash in on the legalised cannabis ‘green rush’

Monday, March 25, 2019

NZ Herald 16 March 2019  TVNZ’s Sunday programme last year aired a story about two of the as-yet non-existent medical cannabis industry’s leading players. Ruatoria-based Hikurangi Cannabis was…

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BREAKING: New Study Confirms Link Between Daily, High Potency Marijuana Use and Psychosis

Thursday, March 21, 2019

“SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana)” 19 March 2019 Family First Comment: “As the legal status of cannabis changes in many countries and states, and as we consider the medicinal properties…

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Marijuana Know the Truth

Monday, March 18, 2019

Family First Comment: An important watch from DrugFree America Foundation Inc

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1 in 4 marijuana users get high at work in states with legal weed, survey says

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Seattle Times 13 March 2019 Family First Comment: Disturbing! “One in four marijuana users who are employed admit to doing this within the past year, according to a…

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Home truths on marijuana – a caregiver’s perspective

Friday, March 15, 2019

Stuff co.nz 15 March 2019 Family First Comment: Great commentary from Family First’s Mel Taylor 🙂 “The many youths we have journeyed alongside who have made a positive life…

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