Decriminalization law for up to 10 grams of ganja lags behind after 5 years

The legislation is still being refined by the Attorney General’s Ministry
Amandala (Belize)
Saturday, February 11, 2017

In 2012, Belize began to seriously look at changing its laws to decriminalize the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana – about a handful of what is locally known as ganja – in a process which is still going through legal fine-tuning five years later, even as more youths are finding themselves in trouble with the law over the use of the drug. Whereas the proposal is not to make the use of marijuana legal, it proposes to introduce a system of nominal fines for the possession of very small quantities of the weed.