The Pros And Cons Of Marijuana In Belize

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In recent years in Belize, decriminalization of 10 grams or less of Marijuana is one of the most controversial subjects. Marijuana is one of the most commonly used illicit drug in Belize. Marijuana, since its discovery, has been used as a recreational drug by many individuals. Although Marijuana is an illegal drug in Belize, it is very much a part of many Belizean’s lifestyles and it is use mainly by young people (NIH, 2017). With the new amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act, an adult will now be able to possess and smoke up to 10 grams of marijuana in the privacy of his/her home and in someone’s house or in a hotel room with the consent of the owner. Even though many people feels as though Marijuana is legal, The Government of Belize is only decriminalizing a small amount of Marijuana. Decriminalization of cannabis is defined as removing or reducing the …show more content…
It is also the most controversial subjects of decriminalization of 10 grams of Marijuana. With the new amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act, persons can have at least 10 grams or less of marijuana in his or her possession for recreational purposes. The Government of Belize should not decriminalize 10 grams or less of Marijuana because it is harmful to the body, it can become addictive and increased chances of marijuana falling into the hands of children. People using marijuana as of teenagers may harm memory, thinking, and learning functions and affect how the brain builds connections between the areas necessary for these functions. Abusing marijuana can lead to addiction. However, in the opposing side of the decriminalization of marijuana, the main purpose the government want is to stop having the Belize prison over populated with marijuana offence that has less than 10 grams of marijuana. The GOB have to come up to another alternative to deal with the high rate of court case and imprisonment of marijuana that has less than 10