Belize introduces legislation to decriminalize marijuana

The parliamentary debate on the bill is expected to take place when the bill is brought back from committee
Amandala (Belize)
Friday, August 18, 2017

belize marijuanaMinister of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs, Wilfred "Sedi" Elrington, introduced an amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act, chapter 103 of the Laws of Belize, to decriminalize the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana. While the spirit of the proposed legislation is to let possession of 10 grams or less not be a criminal offense, the new proposed law will take an administrative notice of offenders, who will be subject to pay a small fine. (See also: Understanding Belize’s decriminalization of 10 grams of marijuana)