Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018. 1:00 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Are you wondering why friends are sharing 4/20 and pictures of marijuana leaves on their Facebook or Instagram timeline?
That’s because today is known as ‘Weed day’.
According to a report from CNN, ‘Weed day’ is observed today because the date corresponds with a numerical code for marijuana.
The day is used internationally to push for legalization of marijuana or general public awareness of cannabis and to celebrate in places where weed is now legal.
Around the world, weed smokers celebrate the day by gathering with friends and massive crowds to blaze it.
Major rallies occur across the United States of America, particularly in places like Colorado and California, where marijuana is now legal.
On November 2, 2017, the possession of ten grams or less of marijuana in Belize became legal. The law decriminalizing the drug asks Belizeans who smoke it to do so in the confines of their home. The new law only applies to adults and any intentions of growing and retailing it will be considered a felony in Belize.
Former Senator, Lisa Shoman posted to her Facebook page today, “Happy 4/20…and make sure you are legal! Our Laws in Belize in respect of cannabis will continue to need reform. Decriminalization was only the first step. Hopefully, next 4/20, citizens 18 and over can legally acquire, possess and use marijuana for medical and private recreational purposes.”
Last year, proponent of full legalization of marijuana in Belize, Clinton “Pulu” Lightburn, told the media: “Marijuana worldwide is going to be legal within the next 10 years, unless you are a draconian country. The countries that are still going to have marijuana as being illegal are going to be countries where there are no human rights.”
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