Children’s Authority: Parents must keep marijuana away from minors


    A study shows that children as young as five years old have used marijuana according to the Children’s Authority.

    As such, it is urging adults to keep the drug away from them as, even with recent legislative changes, it is still illegal for minors.

    Children’s Authority Deputy Director of Care, Rhonda Gregoire-Roopchand, highlighted some statistics at a media conference today.

    Authority Chairman Hanif Benjamin warns that they will not hesitate to intervene if needed.

    Meanwhile, Independent Senator Dr Varma Deyalsingh is raising concerns about the future of drug use by minors.

    The Children’s Authority has met with stakeholders in Trinidad and will soon head to Tobago to hold similar discussions.