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High Cannabis Use Equals High Crime And Suicide

High Cannabis Use Equals High Crime And Suicide

“It is time to take action against drugs for the sake of our youth,” said New Zealand First Youth Affairs Spokesperson Craig McNair after the OECD released its latest figures showing New Zealand as having the highest rate of cannabis use in OECD countries.

“The OECD results confirm that we have a dangerous problem in New Zealand with cannabis use and an increasing use of amphetamines. This must have a direct co-relation to our high youth crime and suicide figures, “ said Mr McNair.

“We have a section of our youth who desperately need our help. With the highest rate of juvenile crime and suicide as well as the third highest rate of male school dropouts we are beginning to look like a nation with a grim future.

“We need to have an apolitical and cooperative approach in support of the young people of New Zealand,” said Mr McNair.

“All politicians must face up to the savage realities disclosed by this report.

“There can only be one message to our youth when it comes to drugs and that is, DON’T DO IT!” said Mr McNair.

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