Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi has been working with legislators with the purpose of trying to find a way to permanent outlaw the selling of “synthetic” drugs to minors by certain convenience stores.
Certain “stand-alone convenience stores”, as the Bondi refers to them, are not your traditional 7-Eleven, or Circle K mini marts. The convenience stores in questions are those small “mom and pop”, independent, and usually dingy stores that most of us would patron, but only as a last resort. You all know the kind.
What is happening in these stores, is that they are legally selling candy to kids, whose composition Bondi refers to as “synthetic heroin, LSD and PCP.” These candies are now directly being marketed and sold to children with a friendly “Scooby-Doo, cotton candy” and other cartoon character displayed on the packaging.Every legislative session, Florida legislators have to write new legislation, outlawing these candies that are coming from Asia, because the chemists working for the candy makers “change up the compounds” to make them legal to sell. By changing up the chemistry, it forces Bondi and legislators to have to write new legislation that includes any new components of the candy to the list of illegal drugs.
But few Floridians know that Bondi can put a temporarily halt to the selling of these candies with one stroke of her pen until the legislative session.
People call it power, its not, its responsibility, but with a stroke of a pen I can make something illegal until it goes through session the following year. I’ve only exercised that authority twice, and that was on synthetic drugs.-Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
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