In response to the opioid epidemic, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that he would make it a felony for people to possess or use drugs that look like candy, and he would send those who target children with such substances to prison for life imprisonment.
During a press conference, DeSantis said that the state would make it a felony to possess or sell drugs that look like candy. He also said that he would add $20 million to the local budget to help law enforcers fight the opioid epidemic.
"According to DeSantis, the opioid epidemic is being caused by people who are manufacturing and distributing drugs that look like candy. These substances are known as “rainbow fentanyl.”
In August, the governor referred to the actions of US Customs and Border Patrol agents at the Nogales port of entry in Arizona, who seized over 250,000 fentanyl pills that were multicolored and looked like candy. According to Michael Humphries, the seizure could be the beginning of a trend that targets young users.
"During his speech, DeSantis said that the use of drugs that look like candy is a threat to children. He noted that the high risk of dying due to an overdose of fentanyl is more than that of other illicit substances."
The office of Governor Ron DeSantis did not respond to the request of the Daily Caller for further comment regarding his plans.
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