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Confirmed: Majority Of NZers Say Nope To Dope

Friday, 6 November 2020, 2:19 pm | Say Nope to Dope

The SayNopetoDope Campaign is welcoming the official result of the referendum on cannabis legalisation which has confirmed that the majority of New Zealanders have said nope to legalising cannabis. “New Zealand has dodged a bullet by rejecting ... More >>

Government’s Lack Of Transparency On Dope Debate Misleads Voters

Friday, 16 October 2020, 8:37 am | Say Nope to Dope

The SayNopeToDope campaign says that the government has not been open and transparent with the advice it has been receiving on the effects of legalising cannabis in New Zealand, meaning that many voters have not had all the relevant information that ... More >>

Cannabis Youth Use Would Increase If Legalised – Australian Study

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 10:12 am | Say Nope to Dope

A new study by researchers from the University of Queensland has found that if cannabis was legalised in Australia, 1 in 6 Australian adolescents and 1 in 3 Australian young adults who had not used the drug would try or use it. The study included 3,052 youths ... More >>

BIG MARIJUANA: More Pot Shops Than McDonalds, Burger King And KFC Combined!

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 10:50 am | Say Nope to Dope

The Say Nope to Dope campaign says that the reports on cannabis legalisation by BERL has admitted that pot shops will be as noticeable in number as fast food outlets, that the black market will continue, and that usage will increase by almost 30% - ... More >>

New Comprehensive Report On Overseas Results Of Legalisation Of Cannabis

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 6:02 am | Say Nope to Dope

The Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) NZ Coalition which is leading the NO vote against cannabis legalisation in the upcoming referendum has released a new report Lessons From Cannabis Legalisation 2020 , a comprehensive study of the data outcomes ... More >>

Pro-Cannabis Campaign Should Stop Implying That Voters Are Racists

Saturday, 5 September 2020, 2:19 pm | Say Nope to Dope

The Say Nope To Dope campaign is calling on the Make It Legal campaign to stop insulting the New Zealand public with suggestions that they’re basically racist if they don’t vote yes to legalisation . “Ironically, the insulting comments come in the same ... More >>

Workplace Drug Use Skyrocketing In U.S.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:11 pm | Say Nope to Dope

New U.S. data released today by Quest Diagnostics has found that rates of marijuana positivity in the workforce have sharply risen both over the last year (2018-2019) and since legalisation was implemented. Furthermore, Quest Diagnostics also reported ... More >>

Claims On Govt Cannabis Pamphlet Labelled As 'Inflated', 'Unrealistic', 'Unachievable' - NZMJ

Monday, 3 August 2020, 8:43 am | Say Nope to Dope

The claims on the cannabis referendum pamphlet sent to households by the government have been labelled as ‘inflated’, ‘unrealistic’, and ‘unlikely to be achievable’ in the latest edition of the New Zealand Medical Journal . And the proposed bill ... More >>

Cannabis Advocates Wilfully Misleading Public On Medicinal Marijuana

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 1:05 pm | Say Nope to Dope

The Say Nope To Dope campaign says that the supporters of cannabis legalisation are wilfully misleading the public when they pretend to be concerned about patients and the use and availability of medicinal cannabis. “There has been a deafening ... More >>

Workplace Drug Use Will Affect The Safety Of Everyone

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 7:48 am | Say Nope to Dope

The Say Nope To Dope campaign says that despite the sales pitch from the Drug Foundation that employers are overreacting and Andrew Little claiming that cannabis use is already ‘widely available’, employers have every reason to be concerned about attempts ... More >>

Government Slammed For Manipulating Voters In Voting Packs

Monday, 13 July 2020, 2:46 pm | Say Nope to Dope

The Say Nope To Dope campaign is slamming the government for its voting pack on the cannabis referendum, and is seeking legal advice. “We’ve been contacted by a number of families who believe that the government pamphlet is putting their own ... More >>

Land Users Group Calls Out Greens On Cannabis Environmental Harms

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 2:02 pm | Say Nope to Dope

The Primary Land Users Group (PLUG) representing a cross-section of forestry, dairy, horticulture and dry-stock land-users has called out the Green Party, asking how they can reconcile their desire for legal cannabis with the negative environmental ... More >>

NZ’s ‘Vote NO’ Campaign Is A NZ-Funded Effort

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 7:48 am | Say Nope to Dope

New Zealand’s Vote Nope to Dope campaign is rubbishing claims that the Vote NO campaign is being bankrolled by or controlled by US organisations. “An alliance of community organisations and leaders (including ex-addicts, educators, ex-police, ... More >>

Police Association Raises Significant Concerns Of Legalising Cannabis

Friday, 12 June 2020, 11:08 am | Say Nope to Dope

An analysis by the Police Association of the cannabis referendum and the possible legislation that would result from legalisation has raised significant concerns around continued gang presence and difficulties in enforcement. In the article in the June ... More >>

Today’s Cannabis Linked To Violence - New Study

Monday, 8 June 2020, 10:37 am | Say Nope to Dope

A large study just published by a team from Montreal University in Canada has found that people who regularly smoke cannabis are almost three times more likely to commit a violent offence as those who abstain from the drug. The paper entitled “ Association ... More >>

Alliance Of Community Leaders & Organisations Launch ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Monday, 8 June 2020, 7:56 am | Say Nope to Dope

An alliance of community organisations and leaders (including ex-addicts, educators, ex-police, addiction counsellors, health professionals and community workers) have joined together to form Smart Approaches To Marijuana NZ (SAM-NZ) , and will work ... More >>

Cannabis NO Campaign Announces Spokesperson

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 3:47 pm | Say Nope to Dope

Aaron Ironside is the new spokesperson for the Say Nope To Dope campaign. Aaron Ironside rose to prominence in the 1990’s as the anchor of Radio Hauraki’s popular Morning Pirates breakfast show. The young rock DJ fully embraced the Sex, Drugs and ... More >>

Proposed Cannabis Law Fails Public Health & Safety Test

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 10:07 am | Say Nope to Dope

With the help of senior lawyers, the SayNopeToDope campaign has analysed the proposed legislation - Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill - that would be introduced if NZ’ers voted to legalise the recreational use of cannabis in the upcoming referendum. ... More >>

Government Buying A Yes Vote In Cannabis Debate?

Monday, 11 May 2020, 7:13 am | Say Nope to Dope

Family First NZ says that if the NZ Drug Foundation is receiving further significant funding from the Government, on top of what they already receive, they should not be the lead organisation promoting a Yes vote in the cannabis referendum. “This ... More >>

NEW RESOURCE: 20 Reasons To Vote NO To Cannabis

Monday, 4 May 2020, 12:15 pm | Say Nope to Dope

As the debate on legalising cannabis for recreational use heats up, a new resource presents 20 reasons for New Zealanders to vote no in the upcoming referendum. “ 20 Reasons to Vote NO in 2020 ” include: * potency - today's marijuana is a different, ... More >>