Bong Ban Bill Passes Florida House in a 112-3 Vote

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Bad news, potheads. The House voted 112-3 on a bill that bans the sale bongs and pipes that could be used to smoke marijuana.

Ex-crackhead Rep. Darryl Rouson believes that The Pot is a gateway drug to things like The Crack. Therefore, he sponsored the bill to ban all bongs, glass bowls, roach clips, and other things that can be used as a marijuana smoking device, such as a two-liter bottle and duct tape (although, how these things can be policed is anyone's guess). 

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This boils down to retail stores not being able to sell these items.

"If we can make people drive to Georgia and Alabama and South Carolina to get fireworks, they can drive to get these utensils of death," he recently told New Times.

Of course, there are always other means in which to smoke. And we provided a list of alternative UTENSILS OF DEATH for you to get your toke on here.

The real problem is that the ban will screw with local businesses that sell bongs and pipes. Some bongs are reportedly worth nearly $3,000 a pop.

Molly Davis, an owner of a shop that sells bongs, says hers and other businesses will now crash and burn thanks to the new law.

"It's going to destroy my home and career and family," Davis told WESH.com. "Both me and my husband will have to find new jobs, and we have two babies."

So while the majority of America is passing bills legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes, Florida is going out of its way to ban weed on all levels while destroying family-owned businesses in its wake.

But feeding your children and paying your bills through the selling of the utensils of death is no way to make a living.

Florida gonna Florida!


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HempShare
HempShare

Democrats & Republicans win elections with 51% of a 44% turnout. That means the team who wins has about 22-24% support of the people.


56% of the people do not want either of these two political parties. IF you're still electing these two parties then you have no place to bitch about anything.


Get rid of the cancers which prevent the plant that cures your cancer.

rsteeb
rsteeb

No biggie.  Google "how to roll"  --About 250,000,000 results (0.27 seconds)

To keep Cannabis illegal while tobacco and booze are freely available would be *MURDEROUSLY STUPID*.

JoeSisco
JoeSisco

No bongs,more small business closed,more sales taxes lost,more people out of work.all because Representative Rouson wants to help us and make people stop buying the EVIL  bongs.Where was Rouson when he was hooked on crack,why isn't he banning crack pipes?Why put Florida people out of work,take our tax money when all people are going to do is buy their pipes over the internet.

WAKE UP ROUSON ARE YOU STILL ON CRACK???

Instablaze
Instablaze

Does that mean they are banning cigarettes? I can empty one out and fill it with weed

drkratom
drkratom

I have personally seen glass collections in the state of Florida owned by 1 collector worth several millions of dollars. Glass collecting is a big thing. I have seen pieces that have sold for 15k and more. This is an expression of art. Why would they trample on our freedoms? These are constitutional freedoms. These things he mentions that he wants to ban are for tobacco use only as well as art collections. State representative Rouson isn't going to feel bad that he can't get a pipe and use it for other things anymore. I am sure he is already using a soda can to smoke crack with now. Don't people get that? The only reason he has a grudge against smoke shops is because the police had to physically remove him from one when they refused to sell him a pipe that he stated he was going to use to smoke crack cocaine with. It was the shop being responsible and not letting him use the pipe for anything other than art or tobacco.

drkratom
drkratom

Any shops that are reading this article need to contact me. wesley@mayankratom.com

Gonzo
Gonzo

F*CK Florida. Buncha inbred hicks, wannabees stars, and retired old farts anyhow. 

franknskank
franknskank

Blaming bongs for the "marijuana problem" is like blaming guns for the shooting deaths!

aliparman
aliparman

Tobacco is a utensil of death, ban tobacco first! Then ban tobacco accessories. 

datboiikriis954
datboiikriis954

FUCKING BULL SHIT AINT NOBODY EVER DIED FROM FUCKING WEED *NOBODY* """""utensils of death""""" really fuck the law i repeat FUCK THE LAW yes weed is a gate way drug but its the person that lets other drugs come into play its called self control just because you did crack dont mean im gunna do crack i been smoking since fuckin middle school and iv never smoked crack GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK BAN FUCKING CIGs THAT KILLs PEOPLE EVERY FUCKING DAY BUT TOO BAN BONGS OR WEED IS FUCKING BULLSHIT!!! STR8 THE FUCK UP... FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Danny Morin
Danny Morin

I don't own a bong, I own a water pipe.

emptymag
emptymag

OMG! You've GOT to be fucking with me! Really? A piece of glass is a UTENSIL OF DEATH? I'm SO glad I live in a Medical Marijuana state! I might vacation in Florida but I'll RUN back home afterwards! Get Your Shit Together, Florida!

emptymag
emptymag

OMG! You've GOT to be fucking with me! Really? A piece of glass is a KILLING MACHINE? I'm SO glad I live in a Medical Marijuana state! I might vacation in Florida but I'll RUN back home afterwards! GETYour Shit Together, Florida!

s.wileman
s.wileman

A ban on anything that can be used to smoke would ruin the economy in Florida..... that would include Soda cans,aluminium foil, toilet paper ( the cardboard rolls can be turned into a smoking device), almost everything can be turned into a smoking utensil. Maybe they need to put more thought into a bill that can ban anything you could use to smoke with. 

Lynne Dear
Lynne Dear

if there was more work up there to sustain more people, more people could leave FL

jimgees
jimgees

Florida lawmakers doing all they can to keep tourists away, and always keeping the swamp rot in their lines of reasoning.

Jeffrey B. Besecker
Jeffrey B. Besecker

This is what happens when your population is overrun by the Geritol generation for countless decades...more nonsense laws.

tunaville
tunaville

I happened to be in Tallahassee when the Bong Bill was being heard in the House Judiciary Committee.  I was the only person to address the committee speaking against the bill. I spoke on behalf of the Silver Tour and seniors who need a way to medicate. Many need vaporizers and many need pipes because it's tough rolling a join when you have ALS or MS.  They did not appreciate what I had to say. In fact, some were down right nasty.


Lynne Dear
Lynne Dear

Too bad there's no industry in Maine.....

Leon Heflin
Leon Heflin

so next year after the amendment passes, the weed will be legal, but the bong will be illegal?

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

What is Boehner's daughter and her future husband going to do now?

Edgar Ochoa
Edgar Ochoa

Words can not express my disapproval.

versteckt
versteckt

As usual, while the rest of the country moves forward... Florida moves backwards.

This is disgusting.

Michael Cudahy
Michael Cudahy

It's a 112-3 vote there Jennifer Lawley. That means at least 36 Dems supported it. Hey New Times, where is the actual bill language, I bet it's full of errors.

Justin Smith
Justin Smith

That's what happens when the state is run by a criminal that belongs in one of the private prisons he's in bed with. This is just another way for the cronies to make profits. Follow the dots, or money. Just like he makes money from the "drug testing."

carieissovery
carieissovery

As the little honey bears are pulled from the shelves of Publix, every gas station in Florida shuts down. 

Jennifer Lawley
Jennifer Lawley

Oh my God! Typical Republican stiffs...Florida is where dinosaurs live and vote

Sand Mann
Sand Mann

Wonder what this will do to hookah bars...

esreveR.M.Backwards
esreveR.M.Backwards

I guess they also forgot about the Internet and the EASE at how things can be ordered from there >.<


Michael Cudahy
Michael Cudahy

UTENSILS OF DEATH. It's not a $3,000 industry as the story claims, probably more then that.

Tee Dub
Tee Dub

Florida screwed the pooch.

lclibby
lclibby

@Gonzo You are a dumb ass because most of the people that you have put down are fighting to get marijuana legal. Just because one person is an ass doesn't make the rest on the people here bad you need to look at the big picture. In fact this person that got this law passed wasn't even from Florida he was an import from somewhere else just like yourself. If you can't do something to help the people here in Florida to get marijuana legalized you need to go back where you came from. 

ARodWrites
ARodWrites moderator

@aliparman Like "haters gonna hate."

420tokeitup
420tokeitup

@emptymag So you give them money to support their idiotic laws. It's ok as long as someone else has to suffer and not you, right?

drkratom
drkratom

@Corinne Bowes I believe these will fall under the ban as well @Corinne Bowes 

mindgruv
mindgruv

@esreveR.M.Backwards unfortunately what may happen is it may become illegal for them to be shipped to Florida. that is what happens with other items illegal for sale in FL.

aliparman
aliparman

@ARodWrites @aliparman This guy is an idiot. Sorry, find better writers. What kind of government follows the ideas of a crackhead? The article is completely flawed in essence because no one in Florida was selling paraphernalia . All products for tobacco use only. You want to ban tobacco accessories and keep tobacco legal? Only from the mind of a crackhead. 


s.wileman
s.wileman

@mindgruv Can they ban them if they are not called marijuana pipes but called tabacco pipes? There are always loopholes in Politicians laws.........The Bastards.

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