FL HB49 / SB1140 - Florida bans Bongs/Pipes July 1st

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    As to the first bolded point, this is the state government. The state is not a government of enumerated rights. Unless the US or Florida Constitutions prohibit them from doing something, it is within the state's power. And I'm pretty sure that limiting the accessibility to drug paraphernalia will meet the very easy standard of a legitimate government interest to exercise its police powers, particularly because deference is given to the legislature as to the means to accomplish that interest.

    As to the second bolded point, there is no legal right to the "pursuit of happiness." Pretty words in the Declaration of Independence do not make law.

    While a law may be unwise, foolhardy, or even silly, that does not mean it is necessarily unconstitutional. The remedy for such laws is the democratic process.
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    What is the legitimate govt interest to criminalize the ownership of pipes or any other drug paraphernalia?
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    One of them says you can kill unborn babies. That oughta cover anything else under the sun.
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    To satisfy the bluehairs who keep the Republicans in power in Tallahassee.
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    Man these people have no lives, do they not have better issues to worry about rather than the sale and ownership of pipes!?!?

    This stuff gets on my nerves... And a 3rd degree felon?! Which means you can't vote?!? Oh my dear no!! God forbid I can vote for "all" the crooked politicians.

    Stupid...
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    Maybe this is the real reason he got those esophageal spasms. Going to Ohio was a lot easier than cloning Tebow.
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    They can take my bong when they pry it from my cold deadhead...
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    how are people supposed to smoke all their weed if they can't get a bong or pipe??
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    Guess it's back to smoking joints. The cartels are loving it. You waste a lot that way.

    Rolling papers will be the next thing to go.
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    Come on guys, this encourages creativity from our youth
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    Amen, brother.

    The Republicans, in their own way, have become as freaking retarded as the Democrats.

    BOTH parties want to control and run our lives, they just have different focal points. But the end result is the same. Screw all of 'em! American politicians are the most useless forms of life on Earth. And dangerous, as well.
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    The government does its best "community organizing" without the slightest intention of doing so.
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    I'd argue getting stoned in the first place encourages creativity, but what do I know :)
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    Uh, the sponsor of this tribute to stupidity bill is a DEMOCRAT, crackhead Darryl Courson, a well-known loser and flunky from St. Pete. Uhuru Party member, party flip-flopper (flipped to the Republicans so Smilin' Charlie would appoint him) then flipped back to the Dims. He is an umemployed lawyer (formerly with the Premier Scumbag Florida Firm of Morgan & Morgan) who just paid his back taxes on his Tally condo.

    I called my state Senator and Representative already and told them if this is the best use of their time, I need new representation.

    I was told by one office that this was basically a bone they threw to Courson since he is: A) Black and B) the incoming leader of the Dimocrat Party in Florida. I'm sure Corrine Brown is proud.
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    These kinds of laws are why the Pubs lost the last election... paraphernalia a felony! Give me a break.

    Scott just might lose to Crist in this next election. Both suck badly...
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    I think bongs and pipes are legal here in Washington. You can't go to Pike Place Market without smelling pot being smoked. While that is technically still illegal in Seattle, no one, not even the police, cares. Actually there's probably a uptight senior citizen or two from Florida fresh off the cruise ship who gets angry about it, but the police here still don't care.

    btw...Florida is considered one of the worst states when it comes to these types of things.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politic...legalization-status-by-state-weedmap-20130610
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    Best home made pipe ever, was from the inside metal wrapper around nestle crunch bars.

    Wrap around a pencil, bend until it looks like a pipe, use it and you still have a snack waiting.

    They no longer use the same inside wrapper however.
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    I literally LOL'd at this...
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    Just go old school and do such in "Joint" fashion.
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    Roll that stuff up man... Apple.... Toilet paper roll, Pepsi can...

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