‘It’s changed my home’ – US anti-cannabis lobbyist’s warning to NZ

first_imgNewsHub 11 March 2019Family First Comment: Ben Cort – “People don’t understand that we’re not talking about a joint. People are smoking vapourisers that come in the form of functional pens that you can write and then hit… it’s not weed, it’s a concentrate. An 80 percent THC concentrate.”www.SayNopeToDope.org.nzA US anti-cannabis campaigner has warned New Zealand against legalising recreational cannabis after seeing the effects of the drug in his home state of Colorado.Marijuana was legalised for recreational use in Colorado in 2012, meaning anyone 21 years or older can use, carry and grow the drug there.Ben Cort joined The AM Show today to tell his story of addiction to marijuana and how legalisation in some US states has led to increases in addiction and mental health issues.“I spent five years at the University of Colorado hospital when we legalised and we went from seeing paranoia associated with it every now and again to multiple times in a day.”He said legalisation brings with it forms of the drug that have much higher THC levels.“People don’t understand that we’re not talking about a joint.“People are smoking vapourisers that come in the form of functional pens that you can write and then hit… it’s not weed, it’s a concentrate. An 80 percent THC concentrate.”WATCH & READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/03/it-s-changed-my-home-us-anti-cannabis-lobbyist-s-warning-to-nz.htmlLeighton Smith PodcastThis week Leighton speaks to Addiction Treatment Specialist Ben Cort. Leighton learns much more of Ben’s past and his concerns re legalising marijuana. It is really quite chilling. Don’t miss it.https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/podcasts/the-leighton-smith-podcast/leighton-smith-podcast-episode-7-13-march-2019/Ben Cort warns against legal cannabis in New ZealandRadio NZ News 11 March 2019A man who helped lead an unsuccessful campaign to stop a commercial cannabis industry being set up in Colorado is visiting the country to warn New Zealanders not to repeat what he calls a big mistake. A referendum on whether to change the law to allow personal use of cannabis will be held during the general elections next year. Ben Cort has been brought to New Zealand by the Family First organisation, is in our Auckland studio.https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2018685971/ben-cort-warns-against-legal-cannabis-in-new-zealandBen Court on Magic TalkMagic Talk 11 March 2019Ben Court, author of Weed, Inc.: The Truth About the Pot Lobby, THC, and the Commercial Marijuana Industry with Sean Plunket on Magic Talk.https://omny.fm/shows/magic/ben-court-on-magic-talkMarijuana debateRhema 11 March 2019Ben Cort is an expert in marijuana with a passion for recovery, prevention and harm reduction that comes from his own struggle with substance abuse.  With the debate around the legalisation of marijuana happening in New Zealand Ben joined Andrew in studio to talk about his own journey and the impacts of the commercialisation of the drug. Andrew kicked off the interview with asking Ben about his own struggles wih drug addiction.https://www.rhema.co.nz/shows-djs/days/item/10959-marijuana-debateLarry Williams Newstalk ZB interviews Ben CortStarts at 9’17”Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.continued….Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Salcano MTB Cup and Škoda XC League on Sunday

first_imgThis Sunday, Sarajevo will host the second international Salcano MTB Cup race organized by the Club of Mountain Biking “Puls” and the Centar Municipality, which will be held in the Betanija Park across the stadium Asim Ferhatović Hase. The race is on the world calendar of the cycling federation UCI and is scored for the C2 category. In addition to the UCI race, the Škoda XC League will also be held, which scores for the Premier League of BiH.“After last year’s UCI C3 race, we obtained permission of the world cycling federation to organize the C2 race this year. Preparations for the organization are going very well and we expect to watch high-quality biking contest on Sunday. First categories will start at 11 am, while elite categories will perform at 1:30 pm. The race is also open for recreationists who can perform in the hobby category and thus win some prizes. However, it is certain that the most interesting races will be in men and women elite category where, in addition to the best domestic bikers, we will also see contestants from Spain, Italy, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia,” said the organizer Amar Njemčević.You can apply on the webpage www.mtbsalcanocup.com, where you can also find other information and propositions.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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UAAP women’s basketball: FEU rallies past Ateneo, UE stuns DLSU

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Alab Pilipinas sticking with two imports despite ABL rule change Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Far Eastern University pulled the rug from under Ateneo and came away with a 73-71 win Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball tournament.Valerie Mamaril scored the game-winning layup that completed the Lady Tamaraws’ fiery comeback from 17 points down and gave them the solo second spot at 6-2 behind the undefeated National U.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Anna Requiron had 22 points 15 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Lady Warriors, while Christine Cortizano added 21 points and four assists for the last year’s runner-up.The Lady Archers, who drew 17 points from Khate Castillo, suffered their third loss in eight contests to drop in third place.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jollina Go had the chance to send the game into overtime but missed an undergoal stab in the Lady Eagles’ final possession.Clare Casto led the Lady Tamaraws’ assault 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks while Mamaril and Fatima Quiapo added 14 markers each.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGo led Ateneo, which dropped to 2-6, with 21 points on 5-of-8 three-point shooting while Trina Guytingco contributed 18 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals.Meanwhile, University of the East stunned De La Salle, 86-69, for its only second win of the tournament. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Arsenal star Wilshere ruled out for three months

first_img1 Jack Wilshere in action for Arsenal Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for around three months after successfully undergoing surgery on his left ankle, the Gunners have announced.The England international was substituted during the second half of Saturday’s defeat to Manchester United after damaging ankle ligaments and was subsequently sent to a specialist to be assessed.Wilshere has now gone under the knife and is likely to be out of action until February.An Arsenal statement read: “Jack Wilshere has had successful surgery on his left ankle and will be out for approximately three months.“An assessment with a specialist confirmed the need for an operation and the 22-year-old had successful surgery to his ankle in London on Thursday afternoon.”last_img read more

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