Marijuana Referendum – Family First Presentation

Marijuana Referendum

An Important Presentation For Community, School, Church & Youth Leaders

If you are a youth worker church leader, counsellor, or community leader, we want to invite you – and your colleagues – to a special discussion on the issue of marijuana and the dangers of legalisation. The presentations and the resources which will be available will help you prepare for the upcoming referendum and the associated discussions which will occur in your organisation, amongst families you work with directly, and in the wider community.

BEN CORT is from Colorado. His passion for recovery, prevention and harm reduction comes from his own struggle with substance abuse. Sober since June 15, 1996, Ben has been a part of the recovery community in almost every way imaginable – from a recipient to a provider to a spokesperson. Ben has a deep understanding of the issues and a personal motivation to see the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse minimised.

Ben’s first book, Weed, Inc.: The Truth About the Pot Lobby, THC, and the Commercial Marijuana Industry, was released in September 2017.

Ben’s Ted-X talk in 2017, What commercialisation is doing to cannabis, has had more than 1.6 million views!

Big Marijuana has high hopes for New Zealand, but liberalising marijuana laws is the wrong path to go down if we care about public health, public safety, and about our young people. This is not a war on drugs – it’s a defence of our brains. Drug use is a major health issue, and that’s why the role of the law is so important.

We hope you (and any interested colleagues) can attend this important meeting.


Attendance by registration only
Registrations close on FRIDAY 8 MARCH
(for catering purposes)

Monday 11 March


12 – 2 pm
includes light lunch


LIFE South

3 Lakewood Court, Manukau City
directly opposite Rainbows End

$20 koha to cover expenses

Tuesday 12 March

12 – 2 pm
includes light lunch


Te Whanau Putahi (TWP)

37 Oxford St, Fairfield, Hamilton

$20 koha to cover expenses

Wednesday 13 March

7 – 9 pm
refreshments available


Lifezone Church

7 Oak Lane, Judea, Tauranga

$10 koha to cover expenses

Thursday 14 March

10 am-noon
includes morning tea


Beckenham Baptist Church

146 Colombo StreetChristchurch
Parking entrance off Percival Street

$10 koha to cover expenses

Start and end time of this event

Start 11 Mar 2019 12:00 pm

End 11 Mar 2019 2:00 pm

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