High times? Donald Trump spox suggests Ron DeSantis buy ‘edibles’ in Las Vegas
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'Maybe Ron should consider visiting a smoke shop.'

The ongoing feud between Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump took a turn into Cheech and Chong territory Saturday.

In the latest of a series of statements from Team Trump suggesting the DeSantis campaign is experiencing the “kiss of death,” spox Steven Cheung trolled the Florida Governor by telling him to sample local cannabis products while in Nevada for political events.

“Maybe Ron should consider visiting a smoke shop and buy some edibles to take the stress away, something (Never Back Down strategist) Jeff Roe should know about since he’s lobbying for marijuana legalization in Iowa,” Cheung snarked.

While it remains to be seen how the pro-DeSantis super PAC impresario is juggling presidential messaging with marijuana promotion, Cheung’s cannabis comment is ironic in the context of the Governor’s long-standing disgust about the substance.

During a summer campaign stop in Iowa, the Governor said he opposed adult use legalization, arguing  that young children would be able to access cannabis, and that it possibly could be adulterated with fentanyl.

“Yeah, I would not legalize,” DeSantis said. “I think what’s happened is this stuff is very potent now.”

“I think it’s a real, real problem and I think it’s a lot different than stuff that people were using 30 or 40 years ago. And I think when kids get on that, I think it causes a lot of problems,” DeSantis said. “And then, of course, you know, they can throw fentanyl in any of this stuff now.”

DeSantis discussed what he saw during a trip to San Francisco this Summer as evidence that cannabis should not be legalized, before acknowledging that in Florida, cannabis has been available for years and that it has not been spiked with fentanyl.

“We have medical in our Constitution, we have medical marijuana, we enforce that, you know, we abide by it, but to take action now to make it even more available, I would not do that,” DeSantis said, adding that legalization in Colorado has only expanded the “black market.”

Early in his first term in office, DeSantis pleased reformers when he came out against the Rick Scott-era opposition to cannabis that could be smoked. Previously, loose flower was not available, with only vaporizer cups for sale at dispensaries.

“I look at someone who has Lou Gehrig’s disease or terminal cancer or multiple sclerosis … I think the Florida voters who voted for that wanted them to have access to medical marijuana under the supervision of a physician. Whether they have to smoke it or not, who am I to judge that?” DeSantis said. “I want people to have their suffering relieved. I don’t think this law is up to snuff.”

However, the Governor took a harder line against marijuana in recent years.

“If you look at some of the stuff that’s now coming down, there’s a lot of really bad things in it. It’s not necessarily what you would’ve had 30 years ago when someone’s in college and they’re doing something. You have some really, really bad stuff in there, so I think having the ability to identify that, I think, that’s safety, and quite frankly when you get into some of that stuff, it’s not medicinal at that point for sure,” DeSantis said, in response to a reporter’s question in 2021.

In 2022, the Governor took an even harder line position against so-called “recreational” use.

“What I don’t like about it is if you go to some of these places that have done it, the stench when you’re out there, I mean, it smells so putrid,” he told reporters. “I could not believe the pungent odor that you would see in some of these places. I don’t want to see that here. I want people to be able to breathe freely.”

In other words, don’t expect the Governor to “visit a smoke shop” on this trip out west.



A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Earl Pitts "America's BIG VOICE on The Right" American

    October 28, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Again my Patriots,
    Relax your sphincters.
    When the time is right Trump will ride off into the sunset with his do boy Mike Pence.
    But on his way out of town, Trump, will call on all his supporters to vote Desantis.
    Again my Patriots, relax your sphincters.
    This sage advice has been brought to you by Earl Pitts American

    • Earl Pitts "America's BIG VOICE on The Right" American

      October 28, 2023 at 4:42 pm

      Earl leads the way.
      Everyone else follows.

    • Silly Wabbit

      October 28, 2023 at 5:35 pm

      Earl fannyhole.

    • Earl Pitts is a Pedophile

      October 29, 2023 at 2:07 am

      “Relax your sphincter” is what Earl told all his child victims just before he sodomized them. He’s a convicted pedo and belongs in prison. I would prefer he hang himself.

    • rick whitaker

      October 29, 2023 at 9:27 pm


  • Nebraska Granny

    October 28, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    He was an honorable man, I’m sorry to see him go. Maybe he will have a place in the DeSantis/Haley Administration. I hope Trump goes off into the sunset with Biden. They are not honorable men.

    • Earl Pitts "America's BIG VOICE on The Right" American

      October 28, 2023 at 5:13 pm

      Love you Granny!!!

      • rick whitaker

        October 29, 2023 at 9:33 pm

        you are granny, right?

    • Silly Wabbit

      October 28, 2023 at 5:31 pm

      You kwazy.

      • Silly Wabbit

        October 28, 2023 at 5:35 pm

        Gwanny hallucinating.

        • My Take

          October 28, 2023 at 10:38 pm

          Does the cornbelt have ergot problems?

    • rick whitaker

      October 29, 2023 at 9:32 pm

      DO YOU HAVE TO BE A CHRISTIAN TO BE A HONORABLE MAN? do you have to be like you to be honorable? you sound so judgemental, would jesus approve? you can call me anything you want to. i’m not a jesus freak so i care what people say. i hate most people.

  • MH/Duuuval

    October 28, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    The best means of keeping fentanyl out of pot is to regulate its sale to the general public. Sure Ron Dee’s top public health doctor Ladapo has explained that to him.

    • Tom

      October 30, 2023 at 8:36 am

      That’s my thought as well. People who smoke pot will smoke pot regardless of whether they walk into a regulated store and buy it or get it from the local gang bangers / cartels where it will conceivably be laced with fentanyl or they may be upsold to meth or whatever else. Legalize it, tax it and control it – seems like a no brainer to me. We don’t seem to have an issue with allowing online gambling which does just as much damage to families.

  • My Take

    October 29, 2023 at 7:32 am

    Is there a tranquilizer that can ameliorate hate?
    Is farther conservatism perhaps treatable?

  • My Take

    October 29, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Things are looking worse and worse legally for Trumpy. That equates to better for Rhonda and Nikki. Trump’s not a done deal.

    • Marvin M.

      October 29, 2023 at 11:37 am

      You might be right. But I ask you honestly, do you believe if Trump loses the Republican primary he’s going to step aside, endorse the winner, and retire to Mar-a-Lago to take up portrait painting and brush clearing (or any hobby)? I sure don’t. I suspect he will say the election was rigged and continue to run as an Independent. So he’s still a big problem for Ron and/or Nikki. But … not Mike Pence anymore!

      • My Take

        October 29, 2023 at 1:22 pm

        I think you are absolutely right if he loses the primary.
        But if he is pulled from the elèçtion by other èxtreme ciŕcumstances outside the election? Where he simply cannot run.
        I think this is Rhonda’s only hope.

  • Cheech

    October 29, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    Stafford Jones is high and a cuck for DeSantis.

  • Joe

    October 30, 2023 at 11:32 am

    It’s like a bunch of high school boys taunting each other between these two campaigns. This RepubliQan party really is pathetic.

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