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#252547 - 04 August 17 9:13 am - America/Chicago Medical marijuana in Canada, how do I take care of myself
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Registered: 03 August 17
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Please no rude comments. Only helpful ones. I'm a medical marijuana patient in Canada. When I travel I have to obtain it illegally to keep from being sick. I wouldn't mind trying Belize over choosing Jamaica. Can anyone offer any positive suggestions.
Thank you

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#252548 - 04 August 17 9:33 am - America/Chicago Re: Medical marijuana in Canada, how do I take care of myself [Re: Alwaysalert]
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If caught with weed in Belize they throw the book at expats.
If a dealer is picked up he will freely give details of all his expat clients to reduce his own sentence. Funny it is one of the few things the police department get convictions for on a regular basis.
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#252550 - 04 August 17 11:45 am - America/Chicago Re: Medical marijuana in Canada, how do I take care of myself [Re: Alwaysalert]
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Lots of times the dealers have a deal with local PCs to rat when ex pats or visitors purchase be very careful! Especially in the tourist places

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#252616 - 17 August 17 2:31 pm - America/Chicago Re: Medical marijuana in Canada, how do I take care of myself [Re: Alwaysalert]
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Registered: 17 June 16
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seems GOB may come to your rescue. according to today's article, government may be about to decriminalize less than 10 grams...

https://www.breakingbelizenews.com/2017/08/17/belize-decriminalization-marijuana/

although the author does not, i support this. doesn't make sense socially or economically to put people in jail for a joint. anybody hear any more on this?

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#252617 - 17 August 17 4:01 pm - America/Chicago Re: Medical marijuana in Canada, how do I take care of myself [Re: Alwaysalert]
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Long time before it becomes law if at all. Nothing in Belize happens quickly

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#252618 - 17 August 17 11:00 pm - America/Chicago Re: Medical marijuana in Canada, how do I take care of myself [Re: Alwaysalert]
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Loc: Calgary, Mile 5 Southern Hwy
Yes a very long time before decriminalisation, Belize police/government depend on US federal dollars/donations to fight crime. Us fed's are interested in the big picture drug flow from South America. Belize can not afford to loose the $ assistance and GOB will not jeopardise that.
I think?
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#252622 - 18 August 17 5:22 am - America/Chicago Re: Medical marijuana in Canada, how do I take care of myself [Re: Alwaysalert]
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Bill to be presented today to the House that essentially decriminalizes 10 grams or less, without penalty, unless on school grounds. It will go to committee and then two more readings before its passed or not, but assume it will be. This is something both parties agree on. Yes, democracy takes time. But it works. I was appointed to the Ministers Committee for the Decrim 5 yrs ago and now only today being submitted.
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#252623 - 18 August 17 5:24 am - America/Chicago Re: Medical marijuana in Canada, how do I take care of myself [Re: Alwaysalert]
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Edited by KatieValk (18 August 17 5:25 am - America/Chicago)
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#252628 - 18 August 17 9:09 am - America/Chicago Re: Medical marijuana in Canada, how do I take care of myself [Re: Alwaysalert]
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I do hope this bill passes, and quickly. It's a start, though I would also like to see a medical marijuana bill accompany it. The medical benefits of marijuana use for certain groups of patients is well-established at this point. That is a pretty awful article. I wish it was headlined as an op-ed. You don't really see that it's an editorial until the bottom. For an author who claims expertise (B.Sc. pharmacist), he sure makes a lot of demonstrably false statements. There is no scientific evidence for marijuana addiction. It simply doesn't exist. Nor is there strong evidence for any sort of causal link between marijuana and psychosis. Here are articles from two trustworthy sources, Scientific American:
Scientific American
And Schizophrenia Research:
Schizophrenia Research
Personally, I trust science journals, not authors with obvious agendas. I wish Belize Breaking News had published a pro-op-ed to balance the picture, but they didn't. Too bad. I wonder how many folks will read this article and mistake it for a factual journalistic report. It's not.
Greg


Edited by GZboat (18 August 17 9:11 am - America/Chicago)

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