Compassionate Store Owner Busted For Selling Bongs

Submitted by: JUGGALETTEx0 8 years ago in
http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-compassionate-deli-owner,0,471683.story

""It"s not illegal to sell them, but it"s illegal to sell them when you know what you"re selling them for"" WTF?
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Male 438
immortal...I`m a biggg pot head and I`m happy weed is illegal...they would tax the poo out of it if it were legal...and yay for my first link being approved :) lol

Haha I see where your goin. Myself enjoys the wonders of weed but understand that it`s so expensive right now because of it being illegal and is automatically inflated because of the risk of the nosy government, kinda like a mafia situation. If we legalize marijuana, that inflation "should" drop so it`s only $50 an ounce even for some of your purp, widow, ect. but only to be replaced by a tax. Shouldn`t do much harm. Toke on.

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Female 1,380
immortal...I`m a biggg pot head and I`m happy weed is illegal...they would tax the poo out of it if it were legal...and yay for my first link being approved :) lol
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Male 1,361
"Saturday, June 6, 2009 10:55:52 PM
Stories like this make me wonder why people are surprised when I tell them that I have little faith in governments."

I like how ur pic has Stallin with a party hat. seriously

This is like saying
"Hey what are drugs?"
"I don`t know, do you?"
"Nope, wanna buy some?"
Ok, so a little different but u get the jist

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Male 3
you can sell them in atlanta but you can`t call them bongs you got to call them water pipes
like it saids in the shop if it rimes with seed or song you`ll be gone
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Male 904
congratulations! yet another flaw in our rule books.
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Male 4,793
hmm, add this to my list of reasons why america sucks.
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Male 1,666
Stories like this make me wonder why people are surprised when I tell them that I have little faith in governments.
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Male 438
I swear this is so retarded, why the hell can`t you sell "tobacco" paraphernalia? and weed shouldn`t be illegal in the first place!
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Male 1,386
simim: lol @ "educational models"
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Male 7,378
so much BS. conform to your convoluted overlords or go to jail
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Female 1,427
Hell, within a 10-mile radius of my town there are at least 10 smoke shops/tobacco shops/head shops.

You can`t say "bong," it`s a "water pipe." You can`t mention you`re using anything there for weed. It`s all for tobacco use. I mean, salvia`s legal here too, so "herb" is okay.

Texas is weird like that. Like our no-dildo laws. You can`t call them "dildos," they`re either "educational models" if they look realistic, or "personal massage devices" if they don`t.

It`s bogus, but you become used to it. Sometimes, IMO, I find it hilariously fun to go to stores and carefully "negotiate" purchasing pipes and sex toys and the like.

The merchant KNOWS what you`re using it for. You know they know. They`ll carefully go around the lingo as well, and it just makes everything amusing, knowing it`s completely legit.

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Female 82
I saw a shop down at the mall selling these, i asked mum and she said it`s legal to sell them as ornaments if they have never been used. As soon as they are used it becomes illegal.
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Female 1,260
Here in California (where you would think it would be less regulated), the Alcohol,Tobacco & Drug Enforcement Agency has just issued new guidelines:

"Items that are now illegal to sell include capsules, balloons, plastic baggies and other containers that could be used to package small quantities of drugs, pipes made out of metal,
wood, acrylic, glass, stone plastic, or ceramic, pipe screens, water pipes (also called "bongs"), roach clips used to smoke marijuana, and small scales and balances that could be used for
weighing drugs."

Well, that pretty much clears it up. No more balloons for parties, can`t pack your sandwich in a baggie and god forbid you should need a scale smaller than the ones at the market `cuz those are illegal too!

Actually, it`s no that bad because these rules only apply to establishments that have liquor licenses. You`ll just have to buy your bongs, etc. at a store without liquor. Okay.

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Female 1,231
If you`re stupid enough to say you`re going to use it for pot, you`re going to get caught eventually. Unfortunately, you`re also going to bring a store owner / clerk down with you.

Lots of these stores have a list of "no-no" words (like "bong," "pot," and "weed"), where if you say one of them, they won`t sell to you because they`re afraid of this happening to them.

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Female 650
So you`re not supposed to sell those?
Over here in Colorado, they sell those in the stores in the mall.
And no one has a problem with that.
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Male 3,819
To generalize the law a little bit, say the guy was only selling your casual, everyday pipe.

Is the guy buying it for weed or tobacco? There`s no way to tell.

You start adding little fancy things to the pipe and all of a sudden they become prettier and more obvious that they`re intended for weed.

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The question is: Where`s the line drawn?

Tougher call than you think! The obvious solution to would be regulating the height/size.

But anyone can say they`re using them for tobacco -- you have no choice but to believe them.

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Male 549
"I`ve got some great weed that`ll go great in that bong" lmfao. Oh you uptight conservatives, how you make me laugh."

watch this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0GZznxMC...

before you generalize know who you are talking about. just cuz someone is conservative doesn`t mean we are uptight or archaic, you just obviously don`t know enough of us.

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Male 15,510
Groooooovy man
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Female 168
wat? I don`t even.

I was in that store not even 3 weeks ago! My boyfriend and I had an argument after he went in for Sheesha and I was surprised they have bongs. I`m from the west coast where selling them is illegal.

He argued that in NY they were perfectly legal and everyone sells them, but I heard of a weird clause. Knew I was right. It`s Retarded. What do you think they are for?

How about we stop wasting my god damn tax dollars on weed and start trying to get enough cops to where my car isn`t in a hit and run with officers taking 20 minutes and then not looking for him because there aren`t enough cops?! F-you suffolk!

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Male 720
Ugh. F*ck the government, question authority, yadda yadda yadda. I`m not gonna bother going on a rant here when it really won`t matter.
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Female 2,927
ummm........ what!!!!! it not illegal to sell it but its illegal to sell it when you know what your selling them for?!!!!!!! that is the stupidest sh*T ive ever heard!
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Male 734
"I think one of the reasons that weed isn`t legal is because corporations haven`t found a way to market it and compete with home-growers, thus pressuring our govt. to keep it illegal."

This is moronic on a lot of different levels. I guarantee you, companies are waiting in line with marketing strategies, distribution systems in place, etc. for the day pot becomes legal. Your argument is as strong as a lunar wind.

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Male 1,365
It sucks that such a nice guy would have to face this kind of bullsh#t from our government. I couldn`t forgive a gunman and give him money for food after he threatened me, guys like this need to be rewarded and not punished for something that is legal in 43 states.
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Male 150
People had been smoking pot for centuries before the 60`s, where they suddenly made it illegal for no apparant reason. Seriously, its a plant, a herb, It grows in nature. I think they should try it before they make accusations about it.
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Male 3,369
lol, Bailey. The world would be a better place without conservatives. IMO, I think one of the reasons that weed isn`t legal is because corporations haven`t found a way to market it and compete with home-growers, thus pressuring our govt. to keep it illegal.
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Male 2,440
*facepalm*
It`s just weed. You`d think every pot smoker was a puppy strangler in the eyes of these government f_cks.
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Male 17,512
Soon they`ll make tobacco illegal as well, Then they`ll be no "Gray areas".
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Female 895
"I`ve got some great weed that`ll go great in that bong" lmfao. Oh you uptight conservatives, how you make me laugh.
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Male 740
oh, and a hemp shop by where i live that sells rolling papers and bongs and bowls and all that, they set up the "You must be 18+" sign and a "this is for tobacco use only" sign. and inside they have warnings where "if you say bong you will be ask to leave." you know, just to shut the cops and whoever would fine them up.
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Male 740
upstate and downstate are different

to me, upstate is more liberal. but i got to school in binghamton, which is around ithica, one of the most liberal cities around

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Male 10
Some people just need to get the sticks out of there "@ss"
And grey areas in the law result in unfair or cloudy judgment. They need to define and clarify many laws under mary-jay along with other drugs... and make them logical! >=P
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Female 1,211
Ah, this is in NY... nothing in this state makes sense, & yes, I live in upstate. Logic doesn`t exist here! F*cking idiots...
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Female 15,763
"It`s not illegal to sell it, but it`s illegal to sell it when you know what you`re selling it for," said Legislator Kate Browning.

Okay either she`s a dumbass, or they seriously need to define that law better.

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Female 271
Haha, there`s a shop in my city which is a drug paraphernalia store. It also sells seeds and legal highs.
The shop window is just bongs.
It`s illegal to smoke mj, but you can buy all the things to go with it.
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Female 97
Americans are so touchy when it comes to marijuana. In some Canadians conveinence stores, you can see giant bongs on shelves behind the counter. What`s the big deal? :[
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Female 149
um... yeah, it`s a water pipe. which is a hookah. which is what the article refers to. which is pretty commonly used for tobacco. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hookah#Toba...
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Male 1,178
"Actually that`s quite common with the flavored tobacco....

Peach, watermelon, apricot and passionfruit tobacco..it all still taste likes poo..ehh"

Thats not a bong, its a water pipe....

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Male 105
"Having never tried the marijuanas I can tell you it is totally dangerous and deadly and will turn you into an instant addict! Weed Fiends!!"

How right you are, Keith! My son used to be such a good little boy, so well behaved, until he was introduced to that devil marijuana! Now he worships Satan, has sexual relations with the animals, cuts the heads off of chickens, and other such things of a sinful nature! And he`s eating us out of house and home!

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Female 3,726
Actually that`s quite common with the flavored tobacco....

Peach, watermelon, apricot and passionfruit tobacco..it all still taste likes poo..ehh

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Male 1,178
who the hell smokes tobacco in a bong?? drating morons
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Female 3,726
WOW, did anyone see the video of the cops giving the dead man traffic tickets. It`s on the same site to the right...that`s drated up...
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Female 3,726
Wow, if you go in the Globus here, they have this little store to the side that sell these great big bongs...and on that note...I`m off to Amsterdam.

Gotta love Europe!

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Male 2,591
OMG people are using those devices to smoke.. marijuana?? MARIJUANA?? That man should do life in prison! Don`t you know marijuana is EVIL and God would banish you straight to hell! Having never tried the marijuanas I can tell you it is totally dangerous and deadly and will turn you into an instant addict! Weed Fiends!!
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Female 1
Wow, good job. That store is about 10 minutes from where I used to live. That sucks.
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Male 2,586
I have one thing to say - `nuff said :-)
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Female 1,006
that`s why head shops don`t let you use the word bong in the store. It`s a "water pipe."
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Male 3,369
It`s a bong. everyone knows what a bong is and what it`s used for! So the laws stupid..or is it?

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Female 1,380
Link: Compassionate Store Owner Busted For Selling Bongs [Rate Link] - ``It`s not illegal to sell them, but it`s illegal to sell them when you know what you`re selling them for`` WTF?
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