Guernsey's Chief Minister wants to see the island's drug laws debated during this political term.
Deputy Gavin St Pier says Guernsey has spent decades treating illegal drug use as a criminal issue rather than a health problem.
His message came in response to a question put to him by a sixth form student from Guernsey Grammar School.
Earlier this week, pupils quizzed politicians in a forum designed to engage young people about the workings of the government.
The President of Guernsey's Home Affairs Committee says their tough stance on drugs is necessary for the island, and says debating the law is not a priority.