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    Drug driving campaign

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Stoned drivers are a problem in New Zealand. But they don’t want to hear it’s dangerous. Many reckon they actually drive safer and slower when they’re stoned. Thing…

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    Shopkeepers (drug driving ad)

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Some people think that if they’re a bit stoned, driving slower will make them safer. Trouble is, cannabis slows your reactions. So are you really safe to drive?

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    Cannabis-Based Medicines

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    We don’t have to smoke the stuff. Really. Current medical marijuana programs are a joke — but no laughing matter Researching and developing marijuana-based medicines the right way…

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    Kevin Sabet Marijuana Presentation

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Marijuana Policy: Informing a smart approach Kevin Sabet PhD SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana)

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  • Drug Driving in Aotearoa

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    (2013) Three Maori boys find themselves in a situation familiar to most kids growing up in New Zealand – sitting outside in the car, waiting for one of…

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  • Anti-cannabis advert

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    (2009) The government launches a new ad campaign to warn young people of the risks of taking cannabis.

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  • Oppose Legalizing Marijuana

    Monday, January 6, 2014

    (2010) This gripping 85-second video from http://MarijuanaHarmsFamilies.com will show you why legalising marijuana in California is a bad idea. For video documentation, visit http://MarijuanaHarmsFamilies.com — a project of…

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    Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    (2013) Read the full story here: http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marbl… Environmental sociologist Anthony Silvaggio narrates a flyover of the devastation wrought by industrial scale pot growers.

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Media Release

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Website to Help Families Oppose Dope Launched

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Media Release 4 July 2017 Family First NZ has launched a new website to inform families about the agenda to liberalise laws around marijuana and other drugs, and…


Green’s Medicinal Marijuana Bill Fails Safety Test

Friday, June 9, 2017

Media Release 8 June 2017 Family First NZ says that the private members bill of Green MP Julie Anne Genter should be rejected by MPs when it comes…

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Medicinal Marijuana Laws Leads To Dope Abuse – US Study

Friday, April 28, 2017

Media Release 27 April 2017 Family First NZ says that a new study on medicinal marijuana in the US should sound a clear warning to our government to…

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‘Petty’ Marijuana Users Not Filling Our Prisons

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Media Release 14 February 2017 Family First NZ says that Ministry of Justice statistics debunk claims by supporters of weakening laws around marijuana that hundreds of people are…

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Govt Must Be Cautious Of ‘Smokescreen’ Around Medicinal Marijuana

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Media Release 8 February 2017 Family First NZ says that the government must take a cautious approach based on extensive research and appropriate safeguards around medicinal marijuana, but…

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Polls Show Dope Not A Done Deal

Monday, August 15, 2016

Media Release 15 August 2016 Family First NZ is rejecting calls for the laws on marijuana to be changed, and says that the poll released today confirms that…


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‘You become lazy’ – Say Nope

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

‘You become lazy’ – uni student who started smoking cannabis at 12 says quitting gave him clarity TVNZ One News 18 July 2017 Family First Comment: Interesting comment…

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New poll shows Kiwis divided over whether to decriminalise cannabis

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

TVNZ One News 17 July 2017 Family First Comment: NZers finally saying nope to dope www.saynopetodope.org.nz The latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll shows New Zealanders appear to…

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Rosemary McLeod: Money will decide legal marijuana debate

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Stuff co.nz 13 July 2017 Family First Comment: Some great one-liners in this article… “Once marijuana was a boring illegal drug it was daring to smoke, but today…

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Homeless man who sleeps on streets watched over by his mother

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

NZ Herald 11 July 2017 Family First Comment: A disturbing and sad story, but here’s the key bit “His family says Dan had a privileged upbringing; he was raised…

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Still plenty of people opposing liberal drug laws – including Family First

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Outspoken support for the cannabis status quo is hard to find Stuff co.nz 7 July 2017 For a law that has been so hard to change, the criminalisation…

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Marijuana use increases risk of metabolic syndrome

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Georgia State University 29 June 2017 Family First Comment: Which is one of a number of reasons why we keep the drug illegal but offer help to deal…