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Date: 06/06/09 06:20 AM

48 Responses to Compassionate Store Owner Busted For Selling Bongs

  1. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    June 5, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    Link: Compassionate Store Owner Busted For Selling Bongs - ``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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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    June 5, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    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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    akijade Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 6:42 am
    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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    beternal Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 6:50 am
    I have one thing to say - `nuff said :-)
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    Cat_in_Dmino Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 6:58 am
    Wow, good job. That store is about 10 minutes from where I used to live. That sucks.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2009 at 7:03 am
    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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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    June 6, 2009 at 7:06 am
    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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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    June 6, 2009 at 7:12 am
    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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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 7:21 am
    who the hell smokes tobacco in a bong?? drating morons
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    June 6, 2009 at 7:31 am
    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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    wtfcharles Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 7:34 am
    "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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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 7:43 am
    "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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    ecpkngt Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 7:47 am
    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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    tinyflames Female 13-17
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    June 6, 2009 at 7:53 am
    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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    bliblablob Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 8:26 am
    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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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 8:53 am
    "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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    Tekno Female 30-39
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    June 6, 2009 at 9:00 am
    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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    Kiwieh Male 13-17
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    June 6, 2009 at 9:02 am
    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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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 10:11 am
    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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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 10:16 am
    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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    baileyabb Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 10:32 am
    "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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 6, 2009 at 10:39 am
    Soon they`ll make tobacco illegal as well, Then they`ll be no "Gray areas".
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 10:50 am
    *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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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    June 6, 2009 at 11:04 am
    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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    i-am-bo-red Male 13-17
    150 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 11:43 am
    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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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    June 6, 2009 at 11:44 am
    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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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2009 at 12:06 pm
    "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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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    June 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    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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    Skeezer1991 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    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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    sbuninja Female 18-29
    168 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    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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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    Groooooovy man
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    oceanbeast Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    "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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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    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.

    To

    To

    To

    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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    krazyluv Female 13-17
    650 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    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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    firefliet Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm
    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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    krabkat Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    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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    asphyxiated- Female 13-17
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    June 6, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    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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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    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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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm
    so much BS. conform to your convoluted overlords or go to jail
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    shinu Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    simim: lol @ "educational models"
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    ImmortalZach Male 13-17
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    June 6, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    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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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 10:55 pm
    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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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 12:22 am
    hmm, add this to my list of reasons why america sucks.
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    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2009 at 4:48 am
    congratulations! yet another flaw in our rule books.
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    whatftw Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 5:38 am
    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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    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2009 at 1:50 pm
    "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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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    June 8, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    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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    ImmortalZach Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2009 at 2:14 am
    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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