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Oct 25, 2021

Evangelical Association Says No to Legalizing Marijuana

Tomorrow the Government will put for a bill on new industries, including those that utilize cannabis products. It is a controversial topic that has some in Belize divided. The churches have held one position against the passage of the Bill and today Vice President of the National Evangelical Association of Belize, Pastor Lance Lewis explained why to News Five.


Pastor Lance Lewis, Vice President, NEAB (via Zoom)

“We see some serious red flags, especially for our young people. We see some dangerous red flags for the nation in general, because what we are noticing is that there are several Caribbean countries that are into marijuana nut they do not have the type of situations that Belize has with some big countries around us with cartels, with big gangs that can easily come into our space. Gangs and people who do business of any sort always want to make more profit. So it will induce and it will invite others to come in for a piece of the pie. And we think that will be sending us down the wrong avenue.”

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