Kiwis second highest drug users – study

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Christchurch Press 02 July 2008 New Zealand ranks second only to the United States in a scientific survey of illegal cocaine and cannabis use in 17 countries. The…

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Rap music glamorises drug use – study

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Reuters 03 April 2008  Rap music has increasingly glamorised the use of illegal drugs, portraying marijuana, crack and cocaine as symbols of wealth and status, according to a…

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More Kiwis say no to cannabis

Friday, November 2, 2007

The Dominion Post 2 November 2007 New Zealanders have made a U-turn on relaxing cannabis laws, with only one in five people now supporting liberalisation. Research issued yesterday…

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Rap videos lead young girls to alcohol and sex

Thursday, October 18, 2007

 Reuters 18 October 2007  Watching rap music videos that are overly sexy and violent can lead to alcohol abuse and promiscuity among young black girls, according to a…

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Children aged 7 hooked on cannabis

Thursday, October 4, 2007

NZ Herald November 08, 2007 Addiction agencies are seeing primary school children smoking cannabis, despite a slight drop in adult use of the drug. Rotorua counselling agency Te…

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Cannabis harm worse than tobacco

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

BBC News 31 July 2007 A single cannabis joint could damage the lungs as much as smoking up to five tobacco cigarettes one after another, scientists in New…

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Smoking just one cannabis joint raises danger of mental illness by 40%

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Daily Mail 26 July 2007 A single joint of cannabis raises the risk of schizophrenia by more than 40 per cent, a disturbing study warns. The Government-commissioned report has…

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Cannabis linked to ice (P) use among young adults

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Daily Telegraph (Australia) July 18 2007 PREVIOUS drug use, rather than being depressed or coming from an underprivileged background, is driving the growing use of amphetamines by young…

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UK Police chief says cannabis law legitimises drug use

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Evening Standard UK 21 Mar 07 One of the country’s most senior police officers has broken ranks over the classification of cannabis following a series of high-profile drug-induced…

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Cannabis ‘greatest enemy’ for parents

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Nelson Mail 12 Mar 07 A Golden Bay man whose son started taking cannabis at 15 says drugs are the “greatest enemy for parents in the world”. …

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