My question is why are Chongs Bongs illegal, when we can walk into any head shop or smoke shop in the US and buy one?
So what do you guys think?
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.
I had no idea "Chong" was Leo on That 70s Show. Thought he was so "over the top"--- maybe a bit more realistic than I thought, lol. I would have never thought he was in his 60s--- think he uses herbal remedies? Nah....
yes, what a waste of my tax dollars.
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|I don't buy the theory that it's illegal to ship across state lines. I can guarentee that the pipes and bongs sold at our local tobacco shops are not all made in my state. Yet they are sold legally in the shops. SO my point its selective prosecution.|
I, personally, think it's dumb to ban them. As someone else said, it's so easy to make one on your own, what's the difference.
|Originally posted by sadie_sabot
yeh, back in my younger daze my pls nd I were known to make smoking implements from potatoes, soda cans...oh no, I have a bag of potatoes in my house right now!!!
! I have a bag of apples!
Tommy Chong: The Martha Stewart of Bongs. Such a waste of tax money. ITA.
Wonder if Rush will get off with just a slap for his druggy indiscretions.
We shall see...
You can also use the tampon paper to roll a big fattie - uh, not that I have ever tried
I agree they are targeting him because of his celebrity.
Anyone with $$$ can stay out of jail on this one.
He should have saved $$ from his doper movies for his Golden Years.
There are many relatives of Senators and Congressmen who come up on the same charges and set free.
Death to the War on Drugs...it is a war on us!
I favor legalization.
I am a Libertarian.
I worked in a Motel 6, and we always found all kinds of drug paraphenalia in the rooms after check out made from all kinds of things too.
Any plumbing spigot and tubing are adjustable for use in the business of drug abuse and use.
My younger brother made a in ceramics class in high school -and he was not the only one. It was a popular reason to take the class.
Tommy Chong is the only one who made the media, though, because he is famous. Otherwise, this would have been a wholly unreported action by the government. I knew about it months ago because my brother lives in Humbolt county and knows people who were effected.
The way I understand it, is that in Pennsylvania it is illegal to sell paraphenalia even if you use the disclaimer "for tobacco use only" (which is how head shops and the like get away with it), when selling over the internet, someone in PA can purchase a lovely pipe or bong and it is illegal, thus the whole thing about illegal sales accross state lines. If anyone knows more about the PA part of this I would like to know if it is true.
I am in favor of legalization, would settle for decriminalization, and think this is a huge set back for civil liberties in the US.
Most of the students in my ceramics class in high school we making one. :
Originally Posted by mike
If you call it a water pipe or a tabbaco assesory then it becomes legal.
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no, he shouldn't go to prison. they're going to need to outlaw corn-cobs, hookas, and tobacc-ee first
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