Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.8
Legislation: Marijuana is illegal in Belize, and so is any related action.
Law Enforcement:Weed is illegal in Belize, but the police usually don’t do anything to Belizeans who get caught with it. The police are semi-tolerant. However, as a tourist, you probably want to try to avoid getting caught, which is as simple as not smoking in the streets where the police are.
Where to buy marijuana in Belize City: Asking around is ok, as the Belizeans are generally laid back, friendly, and most do smoke weed. Your taxi driver is a good source for weed, they will usually take you to get some (give your driver a tip though). Your tour guide can also be a good source. Making friends with a Belizean and asking them to buy weed or anything else will pay off as they get things much cheaper than tourists do.
When asked how much, don’t reply with the weight, reply in money (i.e. “I want $20 worth”, not “I want an ounce”). There is nothing wrong with asking, “I want an ounce”, but by saying the price, you will most likely get more for your money.
Our latest reporter testimony is: “you have to ask people. Don’t be shy. People want to help you. If they do not know, they will point you to someone who does. My advice is to ask someone who looks like they might be down, but to steer clear of someone who is obviously a dealer. Unless you get desperate, stay away from Rasta-looking dudes and shady dealer jabronis, they definitely might rip you off, but some is better than none. I asked a semi-normal guy and we went in a cab to his house where he left and came back with a brick of the dirtiest weed I’ve ever seen. I talked him down to $35, but then realized i only had twentys anyway, so i got a copious amount of “El Original” for $40. i tried to buy a blunt off a Rasta guy for $5 but i messed up the currency and gave him $20 worth of Colones. Asking a cab driver is not a terrible idea, but one of them told me that the police sometimes mess with them. so , they might be scared to help you, but i wouldnt worry about it.”
and also: “I stayed at the Radisson in Belize City, where you can find cab drivers sitting outside of the parking lot. Just be friendly and ask them and they will take you somewhere to get some bud. For $5 belize dollars I got about 3 grams of midgrade, which was a great deal. Also, down in the surrounding villages you can usually just ask anyone and they will either have some or know where to get you some, and they will usually smoke it with you to let you try some out. ”
Belize City Marijuana prices: $2 BZE = $1 US. Weed goes from $5 US for 1/8 oz. to $15 US for a quarter pound–schwag.
and also: “About 5-10 belize dollars for a few grams, you can also bargain as this is a poorer country.”
More information: After reading previous entries, we felt like it wouldn’t be too hard to find in Belize. My friend left our room in the Radisson, and returned *22* minutes later w /a q. of sorta leafy outdoor. Try NOT to find! Ask yer cabbie & don’t get more than $20 worth, unless u r sure it’ll be worth it. Be careful smoking in hotels, esp on the Cayes: the maids WILL turn u in! B discreet & don’t disrespect the (mainly Christian) Belizean peeps!