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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2022. 1:03 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: The groundswell for a referendum concerning the legalization of marijuana has been “stunningly successful,” according to the Churches Referendum Team writing under the banner of the National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB).

They report via press release that “In only six days, 70% of the required petitions to trigger a Referendum have been collected. To God be all the Glory! It’s a Miracle to have reached 13,000 plus signatures in just 6 days – never before attempted, much less accomplished!”

The target figure is 18,669 (10 percent of the registered voting population per the Referendum Act) and the CRT plans to collect its remaining signatures in another five days, finishing, ironically enough, on Easter Sunday, April 17.

The CRT asks Belizeans to “Let the Voice of the People decide if the legacy we will leave our children and grandchildren will be a Belizean society polluted and crippled by a drug culture.”

The signatures must still be verified against voter record cards at the Elections and Boundaries Department and signatures can be rejected for persons who are not eligible to vote, signed more than once or whose signatures do not match those on record. If the threshold is successfully reached, the Governor-General then acts on the recommendation of the Elections and Boundaries Commission.

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