Belize: A Cannabis Lovers Guide - Weedguide
Thinking about thawing out this winter by going on a 420-friendly trip to Belize? Heard some good things about the local weed but not sure how to get it or whether it’s even legal? We’ve surveyed the situation and put together this travel guide to help get you started with planning the ultimate cannabis adventure in Belize.
Belize is no stranger to ganja. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 8.45% of Belize’s population consumes weed, ranking the country as the 18th most cannabis-consuming nation in the world. Believe it or not, that’s higher than Jamaica, which ranks at 22nd with reportedly 7.21% of its population consuming cannabis.
Possession and use of cannabis in Belize was largely tolerated yet completely illegal until 2017, when the Misuse of Drugs Act was amended to decriminalize the possession of up to 10 grams of herb. Under the amendment, there is no risk of penalty or arrest for any adult smoking at their private residence, or at the private residences of others – including in hotels where smoking is allowed – with the owner’s permission. The law also clarifies that industrial hemp no longer falls under the definition of cannabis.