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Nov 21, 2018

Said Musa Supports Legalization of Marijuana

Former Prime Minister and Fort George Area Representative, Said Musa, supports the legalization of marijuana. The idea was thrown unto the national spotlight by Opposition Leader, John Briceno, in October when he published a video in which he calls for the legalization of the herb. The idea was shut down by Prime Minister Dean Barrow at a press conference during which he described the idea as bizarre and downright dangerous.  The Belize Catholic Association Principals of Secondary Schools has also come out against the idea. There are, however, those who support the notion. Musa explained why he supports it.

 

Said Musa

Said Musa, Area Representative, Fort George Division

“I believe the time is fast approaching when we certainly as a responsible member of parliament and certainly as the future government of Belize should seriously examine this question as to whether we should legalize it and stop messing around decriminalization and all this thing. Why? Because the whole world is moving that way, one. So the market is moving that way and we will be left behind. And two, I have not read any scientific article that is suggesting that this marijuana should remain that serious of a drug where we keep jailing people. If it is have insidious or side effects it should be treated as a health issue.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“They say who knows it feels it. Respectfully Sir, have you felt the high of marijuana? Have you taken a joint at any age of your life?

 

Said Musa

“I would simply answer is by saying, unlike President Clinton if I smoked marijuana I would have inhaled it.”


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