Marijuana Expert Joins Belize’s Great Cannabis Debate
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Since taking office in late 2020, the Briceño Administration has moved ahead with the formal introduction of the hemp industry as a viable means of economic growth for Belize. The ensuing conversation has spawned multiple perspectives, including objection from the religious community. But there’s a strong argument to put forward, particularly when one looks at what is being done in other countries where legalization has taken place and complete industries have been established around ganja. Earlier today, Alex Lavin, C.E.O. of Growth Industries, with whom the Government of Belize has entered into consultancy with, weighed in on the economic benefits of the hemp industry. Here’s News Five’s Isani Cayetano.