Media Release

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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Children Hospitalised For Marijuana Poisoning & Mental Harm Will Worsen

Friday, November 30, 2018

Media Release 25 November 2018  Family First NZ is sounding a warning that too many children are being hospitalised for marijuana poisoning and mental harm already, and that…

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Recent News

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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This reporter took a deep look into the science of smoking pot. What he found is scary

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mother Jones (San Francisco), January 5, 2019 Family First Comment:  Tell Your Children takes a sledgehammer to the promised benefits of marijuana legalisation, and cannabis enthusiasts are not going to like…

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Study: Michigan medical marijuana users are driving while high

Friday, January 11, 2019

Detroit Free Press 9 January 2019 Family First Comment: More than half of the medical marijuana users in Michigan have driven under the influence of the drug, creating a…

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Poll says dope referendum would easily pass – or would it?

Thursday, January 10, 2019

2020 cannabis referendum would easily pass, poll says  NewsHub 9 January 2019 Family First Comment: The poll is simply not robust or reliable. It’s a self selected polling panel with prizes…

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