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Oct 31, 2018

Opposition Leader Says G.O.B. Had Plans to Legalize Marijuana

Opposition Leader John Briceño created a buzz after he publicly announced his support for the legalization of marijuana.  His stance on the legalization of marijuana has been met with support and disapproval. Briceño’s toughest critic is Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who during a press conference earlier this week slammed him for what he described as a “googly” idea. Barrow warned of international repercussions against Belize if marijuana is legalized. Well according to Briceño evidence shows that G.O.B. had long given support to and was in fact making plans to legalize marijuana for production.


John Briceño

John Briceño, P.U.P. Leader

“I laughed when the Prime Minister is talking about that I am trying just for political advantage and this latest ‘googly’ of his has to be one of his most fantastical ever. SO he says ‘so my government pours scorn on the notion.’ The hypocrisy of the Prime Minister, or he is really out of touch. He does not know what his government is doing.”


Hipolito Novelo

“Maybe he knew about the plans, maybe, and maybe recently or in the past few months he had a change of heart and mind.”


John Briceño

(Laughs) “That is so funny, change of heart…”


Hipolito Novelo

“…and mind.”


John Briceño

“As the saying goes, ‘you catch them with their pants down’ because there is a lot of chatter that this is something that they were planning on, they backpacked it-they were planning to do just before the elections. For two things, one to try to win votes and secondly so that they can- you know it is the retirement package that they like to talk about for the boys, for their boys. This is probably what they were looking at as their retirement package. Why am I saying this? I am saying this that all the evidence is showing that this government had every plan to move on the legalize marijuana in this country.” 

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