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#381872 - 06/29/10 02:06 AM Marijuana in Belize
gabe Offline
I read about the recent Operation Jaguar but I have a question... I'll be visiting for several months early next year to see if it's a place I'd like to expatriate to. I live in Los Angeles currently (please don't hold that against me, I'm originally from South Carolina. Heh.) and like a great deal of Californians, I consume a fair amount of marijuana.

My question is, is this something I'll need to start weening myself off of or is it easily accessible? Will the police actively pursue someone who's obviously not nefarious if they're just smoking in their own place?

#381874 - 06/29/10 02:08 AM Re: Marijuana in Belize [Re: gabe]
SP Daily Offline
The cops will bust anyone they can catch.

#381886 - 06/29/10 02:42 AM Re: Marijuana in Belize [Re: SP Daily]
SimonB Offline
I sat in the bleachers at court one day and watched a pair of terrifed older tourists who had been busted buying weed (10 joints I think) from one of the beach trolls. The magistrate ripped them a new one and gave them choice of 3 months in jail or a $1000US fine. The police escorted them to the bank where they took an advance on their credit card...

#381896 - 06/29/10 03:55 AM Re: Marijuana in Belize [Re: SimonB]
gabe Offline
Well, that's rather disappointing to hear. I'd assume that once you make a few friends, though, you won't have to rely on street... or beach dealers which might make it a little safer.

How gnarly are the cops? Is there a very strong police presence everywhere? This sounds awful, I guess, but is there much profiling? Who do the cops tend to pay the most attention to?

#381898 - 06/29/10 04:11 AM Re: Marijuana in Belize [Re: gabe]
Loansum-Al K Offline
gabe, just stay away.....there are enough problems on the Island......go smoke somewhere else!
I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!

#381899 - 06/29/10 04:13 AM Re: Marijuana in Belize [Re: Loansum-Al K]
Loansum-Al K Offline
Let me make it clear.....if you smoke it, no problem with me....just be carefull......you may pay more than the cost of what you bought.
I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!

#381904 - 06/29/10 04:37 AM Re: Marijuana in Belize [Re: Loansum-Al K]
gabe Offline
Thanks for your kind and welcoming response! smile

#381906 - 06/29/10 04:51 AM Re: Marijuana in Belize [Re: gabe]
Loansum-Al K Offline
Originally Posted By: gabe
Thanks for your kind and welcoming response! smile

Not being sarcastic......just don't want you to have a bummer vacation....hattyville is not a nice place.....right Simon?
I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!

#381908 - 06/29/10 05:47 AM Re: Marijuana in Belize [Re: Loansum-Al K]
Peter Jones Offline
If you're going to live here and smoke weed regularly you will probably get caught at some point. Expect then to have the book thrown at you.

#381909 - 06/29/10 06:08 AM Re: Marijuana in Belize [Re: Peter Jones]
Gaz Cooper Offline
Being honest as with any other place the use of weed is prevalent and many people smoke it personally I don't smoke cigarretes or anything else but I have to say that i knew/know an aweful lot of people that do smoke and I don't have a problem with it.

Its kinda ridiculous when you think about it a natuarally growing plant made illegal and especially when you look at the history of the reason why it was made illegal.

Personally I think its no worse that someone having a drink or smoking fags but the fact is its illegal in Belize and if you get caught you will have a harsh penalty compared to what you may get in your home country.

Of course you can find it if you go looking, just as long as you are aware of the penalties if you get caught.

Gaz Cooper

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