Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh welcomes the views of all citizens in relation to the decriminalisation of marijuana.
However, he said he bases his opinion of the drug on data and research.
He made the comment today while touring the Wendy Fitzwilliam paediatric hospital in response to some religious leaders who described cannabis as a gateway drug to more serious narcotics.
But the health minister disagrees.
Cameraman Kevin Maharaj and reporter Carisa Lee have more.