Legal status of marijuana in belize

Legal status of marijuana in belize

Find out about the legal status of medical and recreational marijuana in Belize. Is marijuana illegal? Better safe than sorry!


The production, sale and possession of any form of medicinal marijuana products are illegal in Belize.


The cultivation, sale, and possession of cannabis for recreational purposes are illegal in Belize.

Belize is in the list of countries where marijuana is very common and a big part of the population is no stranger to smoking cannabis. Weed is easy to find and not too expensive and the locals usually do not get in trouble when caught with cannabis. However, it is still officially illegal and as a tourist you might want to avoid getting caught.

In 2017 John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition party in Belize proposed decriminalizing recreational marijuana and work towards legalizing medical marijuana. Thus far nothing has changed so far.