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Insane Bong & Pipe Ban signed by FL Gov Rick Scott. 2x = Felony!

That's right, starting July 1st smoking devices are now illegal in Florida. Anyone found in possession of a pipe two times (even if it has never been used) becomes a third degree felon. In Florida, this means you are permanently banned from voting. For a fucking pipe.

With one swoop of the pen Rick Scott may have put thousands of companies out of business, and their employees looking for jobs. They also need to offload their entire inventory before July 1st when the bill goes into effect (yea, only a couple weeks from now).

The bill I'm talking about is FL HB49 / SB1140

Specifically the bill bans:

(a) Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic pipes, with or without screens, permanent screens, hashish heads, or punctured metal bowls
(b) Water pipes.
(c) Carburetion tubes and devices.
(d) Chamber pipes.
(e) Carburetor pipes.
(f) Electric pipes.
(g) Air-driven pipes.
(h) Chillums.
(i) Bongs.
(j) Ice pipes or chillers.

Bill Text: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.asp...

See for yourself. Governer's Action: Approved

From the final report:
Establishes the following five drug paraphernalia crimes:
1. use or possession of drug paraphernalia
2. manufacture or delivery of drug paraphernalia
3. delivery of drug paraphernalia to a minor
4. transportation of drug paraphernalia
5. advertisement of drug paraphernalia

Another disturbing revelation in the final analysis of the bill:

"...the Criminal Justice Impact Conference determined that SB 1140, which is similar to
CS/CS/HB 49, will increase the state prison bed population...."

The criminal justice committee met about the bill and noted in their summary:
"The bill may have a negative fiscal impact on state and local governments."

"it may
have a negative prison bed impact on the Department of Corrections."

"The bill does not appear to have any impact on state revenues."

My previous post on this issue: http://www.dailypaul.com/283832/insane-bill-banning-bongs-pi...

Aaaaand.. Rick Scott's facebook page.


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I dont know why anyone down-voted your comment, but anyway...the fact that you know what "Adam&Eve" is, tells me you are probably not that freaked out by the shape of that pipe ;)

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

This pipe could

Have been designed by Adam&Adam or Eve&Eve. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972


really nothing wrong with Eve & Eve! espescially if I can see some pics and/or video. lol.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

Here in MS

It is much better to get caught with the weed itself, than the pipe or papers or blunt used to smoke it with. Seriously, the penalty is almost double.

Ron brought the Liberty movement together, Rand is expanding the crap out of it! :)

Crazy-eyed a-hole

He’s on the wrong side of history. His political career just took a wrong turn to Jeb Bush-Ville. It’s over for him.

Linda Cross's picture

No ones freedom or wealth is safe when the legislature is in....

Florida lawmakers are so crazy that when a bill was introduced to make Mary Jane medically legal and named the bill after an elderly smoker who had cancer. The blessed lawmakers had the lady arrested and took away a few plants. They then went after drug paraphernalia, this is the results of resisting a repressive government. Goodby hookah restaurants, tourist trade, jobs and freedom.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.


Would that include aluminum foil, soda cans, etc., etc., etc.? The absence of retail bongs means nothing. Most people that I knew, won't carry anything while they are out, anyway! I think the other commenter was correct. They are just figuring out how they can give more damage to victim's character, resulting in futures ruined, unlike Mr Obama!


... apples, taters, corn cobs, cigarettes, on and on....

And don't forget the watermelon bong!

(Lawmakers = Insane crazy /crazy insane!)

What would the Founders do?

Linda Cross's picture

The all powerful..

If they can expel a gradeschooler for eating his pop tart into the shape of a gun, you can be sure they will come after you for that empty 2 liter soda bottle.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

They've banned duct tape?


hilariously, duct tape is

hilariously, duct tape is actually listed in the definition of paraphernalia, but not in the sections included in this ban.

Look at section 12 v at the very bottom:



- Grow Mushrooms at Home

why in the world..

duct tape?? with duct tape and wd40 you can fix just about anything

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

This is INSANE!!

Oklahoma just passed a law that says if you are found driving (even at an unconstitutional DUI checkpoint, where they are now authorized to take your bodily fluids apparently) with ANY amount of a schedule 1 substance in your blood stream then you will be arrested for DUI. The law even uses the word 'metabolite', the metabolites of marijuana can remain in the system for weeks after the fact, but now you will be going to jail for driving perfectly sober.


something tells me they are

something tells me they are trying to make smokers felons before any legalization efforts are introduced.

- Grow Mushrooms at Home

Which seems pointless, right?

Because didn't Colorado and Washington dismiss felons and others charged with marijuana related laws after they legalized it?