Hmm, I found this interesting article:http://www.austinchronicle.com/issue...ls_naked4.html
It states "Under federal law it is illegal to sell or transport -- via mail or any other "facility of interstate commerce" -- drug paraphernalia, which the U.S. Code defines as products "primarily intended or designed to be used" for ingesting illegal drugs."
So I guess because he was mailing them, it was wrong?
The article also states the court or whatever used his character's (Cheech and Chong, and on That 70's Show) attitudes against him. That seems unfair. The article ALSO says he has a good chance of the sentence being changed, as two of his employees also pled guilty and only got 6 months house arrest.
Another interesting tidbit from the article re: where he is being tried: "Both Pennsylvania and Iowa have a history of considering these cases important, which goes a long way to explaining why Operation Pipe Dreams and Operation Headhunter were centered in Buchanan's western Pennsylvania district. "The general word we got from the lawyer we use," Chong said, "was that as long as you don't ship to two states, Pennsylvania and Iowa, you'll be OK.""
Wouldn't it be cheaper to just legalize and deal with it that way? Criminy.