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NZ wins a silver medal – in drug use.

NZ wins a silver medal – in drug use.

Congratulations to the Labour Party on this spectacular achievement – second only to the USA! This must be a proud moment for Coach Jim Anderton, whose Harm Minimisation Policy must accept a large responsibility for the drug culture that has evolved in NZ. After all, his Government funded ADANZ brochures tell us how we can use illicit drugs 'safely'.

The ADANZ brochure on Cannabis:
while providing information on the potential harm cannabis causes, also tells us that
“ It is widely believed that using cannabis leads people on to using other illegal drugs. However, there is no evidence to support this. Most users of cannabis do not use other illegal drugs”.

And: “Currently there is no evidence that occasional use of small quantities of cannabis causes any permanent damage.”
These brochures are entitled “ (Drug of choice) -It's your call” - which is interesting considering some of them are about illicit drugs. The 'permission' they provide for people to decide whether or not they use them is irresponsible given that ADANZ has no control over what a person does with that information.
Cannabis use is now so widely accepted in NZ families, that 9 year-olds know what to do with a joint – they take it to school to share with their friends at lunchtime. And Rotorua counselling agency Te Utuhina Manaakitanga Trust have reported that children as young as 7 have been getting help for cannabis addiction.

Harm Minimisation has helped create an acceptance that chemical relief is an option, and despite ADANZ's assurance, cannabis is most definitely a gateway to harder drugs such as P. This Policy is passing a death sentence onto NZ's population – death of potential, and heartache for families affected by P.

Fight Against P is committed to helping families survive the effects of drug use, to campaigning for the removal of Harm Minimisation and the introduction of Zero Tolerance of illicit drugs, better education to prevent the uptake of psychoactive drugs, and early intervention for those who decide to use them.


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