Belize gives nod to amend legislation regarding marijuana use

Opposition Leader John Briceño said his difficulty with the current legislation is that it stops at decriminalisation
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Belize Parliament has given the green light to the amendment of the Misuse of Drugs Act with bipartisan support. The Dean Barrow government had in August piloted the amendment to the legislation that also provides for monetary and non-recordable penalties for possession on school premises and in specified circumstances make smoking on private premises no longer an offence. The Bill had been referred to the Health and Human Development Committee of the House and Prime Minister Barrow said then it was just the beginning.