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Insane Bill Banning Bongs & Pipes Passes FL Senate 31-2

The ideological war over marijuana just took a misguided turn in Florida. FL HB 49 was passed on Friday by a 31 to 2 vote in the state senate. This ridiculous bill would ban:

"Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or
ceramic smoking pipes, with or without screens, permanent
screens, or punctured metal bowls. Water pipes, Carburetion tubes and devices, Chamber pipes, Carburetor pipes, Electric pipes, Air-driven pipes, Chillums, Bongs, Ice pipes or chillers."

Here's a video from Colbert on the subject:

Please contact the Governor's office to try to persuade him not to sign this terrible bill. It is my understanding that he is in support of this garbage.

My Letter to Rick Scott:

"I am writing to express my deepest disgust with FL HB 49 which seeks to ban just about any device that could be used to smoke marijuana, or tobacco for that matter.

Personally, I am not a smoker, but this bill would still affect me and my community. This is not about supporting marijuana use, and would do nothing to curtail the habit. It is about the government's role in dictating behavior to it's citizens. It is at it's very core about freedom. Smoking devices can be improvised, purchased online, or imported from other states - which is exactly what would happen. This is a bill that will cost Florida money, jobs, and freedom all in one swoop of the pen.

I am honestly shocked that such an overreaching bill could ever pass our house let alone senate, especially with such broad support. Although it may be somehow well intended, it is a truly draconian piece of legislation.

This bill would immediately force thousands of productive business owners and their employees into unemployment lines.

Please veto this terrible bill, for the sake of freedom, for the sake of the economy, and for the sake of the countless Floridians whose very livelihood now hinges on your signature."

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If it's passed, just another

If it's passed, just another reason to ignore the law.

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Does this mean I have to turn in my colanders?

May as well give them my pressure cooker at the same time.

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This is religious persecution against Shamans & Shamanism...

The Onion investigates:


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Punctured metal bowls?

So shotgunning beer is now illegal necause the empty can "might" be used as a smoking device?

Senate in florida must be smoking bath salts to come up with this.

it's crazy

it's crazy. If you're caught even posessing any of these items more than once, you are now a felon and can no longer participate in democracy. This is scary stuff.

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No ban on rolling papers though?

Interesting how this doesn't ban rolling papers, I guess they are in favor of killing trees, so long as we aren't using renewable smoking devices!

Ahh yes the drug war remains

Ahh yes the drug war remains strong in FL.

Sadly, not surprising

Lived in Daytona Beach back in 2003, and even back then the cops seemed disproportionately concerned about tobacco/weed pipes...especially considering the crack epidemic in that city.

On that note, why not ban those little glass tubes that people buy in corner stores to smoke crack out of? Of course, you'd have to ban steel wool too. Screw it, let's just ban fire so nobody can smoke anything!

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Humanity has been on a one-way downhill plunge...

ever since that one guy from history invented fire...

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I mean, fire can and DOES hurt people! Did you know that over 50 million die EVERY SINGLE DAY because of fire-related incidents? Even the weather causes massive fires to break out on occasion. We have no choice but to ban weather, and 90% of Americans agree.


Ban these guys while we're at it!

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The war on consciousness continues

I mean... war on "drugs".

$14 Billion a Year to combat a plant that has killed ZERO people in its entire existence. So what is it that we are being protected from? Nothing I can tell. So who is being protected? The Establishment that needs to control our perception of its illusionary power over us, that's "who".

Pot smoking makes you lazy? No, it just makes you realize the things that you "have to" do really aren't that important to begin with. You alter your consciousness to momentarily see through societal conditioning and indoctrination. You have fun with friends and laugh and eat delicious foods and don't care about some calorie number that means nothing.

Cigarettes Kill hundreds of thousands every year.

Alcohol Kills hundreds of thousands every year.

How many Billions are being spent on those "drugs"?? Ones that CAUSE cancer (not prevent it as many pot studies suggest) and other diseases like those caused by alcohol abuse as well as cause people to become violent and depressed.

Marihuana reveals too much of the illusion to a wide range of people. The man behind the curtain doesn't like that at all.

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I wouldn't say ZERO...

We used to hang traitors with hemp rope. (I understand you meant by consumption. :)

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I stand corrected. Hahaha nice one!

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I honestly hope this passes

It's one more inane idiotic "law" that people can clearly see is so absurd, so arrogant, and so counter-productive that it casts doubt on EVERYTHING THEY DO.

So that they will be more likely to vote people that are self-serving idiotic blowhards out of office - and more importantly:


(And I'm a long time former FL resident. I would be laughing at it, not complying with it, and using it to get people to see how idiotic and dangerous govt blowhards really are)

Honestly I thought the very

Honestly I thought the very same thing. What is so astonishing to me is that it was so overwhelmingly supported. The vote in the house was even worse! 112-3 !!!

Talk about out of step with the people. Give me a break!

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Goofy. Straight up GOOFY.


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