Media Release

Attempts to Legalise Dope In Troubled Portugal

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

TRAFFICKING, ORGANISED CRIME, CONSUMPTION, PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES ALL ON THE INCREASE Media Release 21 January 2019 Family First NZ says that it is significant that political parties in Portugal…

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Soft and Flawed Approach On Drugs At Music Festivals

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Media Release 2 January 2019  Family First NZ says that attempts to allow drug use and drug testing at music festivals is flawed and dangerous, and is being…

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Maintaining Illegality Of Drugs Vital For Public Health

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Media Release 13 December 2018 Family First NZ says that the Government’s announcement of taking a tough line on synthetic cannabis is the right move, but maintaining the…

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Changes To Marijuana Laws Should Now Stop

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Media Release 11 December 2018 Family First NZ says that with the cannabis medicine bill being passed today, it is now time for politicians to move on from…

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Mental Health Inquiry Will Worsen Mental Health With Soft Approach On Drugs

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Media Release 4 December 2018  Family First NZ says that the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction has made disturbing recommendations on the legal treatment of drugs which…

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Bob McCoskrie: Canada’s legal cannabis is no way to go

Friday, November 30, 2018

Published in the NZ Herald, 29 November 2018 Dr Benedikt Fischer’s analysis of Canada’s new law on legal marijuana demonstrates that cannabis legalisation is high in promise and…

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Recent News

Sally Caswell: If we legalise cannabis we must keep business at bay

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

NZ Herald 22 January 2019  COMMENT: We must beware of extreme ideological positions in our cannabis discussion. In particular it would be good to acknowledge the “war on drugs”…

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Duncan Garner’s ‘big rethink’ on 2020 recreational cannabis vote

Monday, January 21, 2019

NewsHub 21 January 2019 Family First Comment: This is what happens when people fully think through the issue and don’t believe the smokescreens put up by the Green Party…

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Research shows smoking cannabis can be harmful to children, people with underlying health conditions

Monday, January 21, 2019

NewsHub 18 January 2019 Family First Comment:  “What we need to do is adopt a strategy that’s going to discourage use amongst younger people.” #SayNopeToDopeNZ A study in Christchurch…

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Health researchers: Wrong to imply cannabis is harmless drug

Friday, January 18, 2019

Researchers warn cannabis risks being downplayed Stuff co.nz 18 January 2019 Family First Comment: Everyone knows this. But the pro-drug groups try to pretend they don’t exist or don’t…

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Is marijuana as safe as we think?

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The New Yorker 14 January 2019 Family First Comment: A must-read book… Berenson used to be an investigative reporter for the New York Times, where he covered, among other things,…

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Smoking weed just ONCE could change a teenager’s brain

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Daily Mail 15 January 2019 Family First Comment: More reasons not to legalise.  #PeopleBeforeProfits  www.VoteNo.nz Just one or two joints is enough to change the structure of a teenager’s…

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