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Why is drug paraphernalia legal?


crazy
me036
Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
If drugs are illegal than why is it so simple to access pipes? Why are they sold at stores? Isn't that saying that it's okay to use drugs? That is one of my biggest triggers is going into a store and seeing something like that. I'm mad and would like to hear some feed back.
Thank you
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Grandma
13
Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
I agree, as a recovering meth addict I too have seen pipes in the local corner store. They come with roses in them like some gift. I too had a terrible feeling in my gut and was appalled they were able to offer that type of item in front of God and everyone. It seems our politicians have let us down again. I'm in Texas and think that maybe a public outcry would be an appropriate response to the greedy, unconcern of those who would promote drug use so flagrantly.
Loraura Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
I agree with you that drug paraphernalia sold under the false pretense of "water pipes" and other ridicules titles should not be legal.

It is one more step toward making it socially acceptable to use drugs.

"But look! I got this cute pipe! It's got pink swirls, it's Sooo cool!"

NOT.

If it makes you feel any better, everyone who quits smoking cigarettes sees "paraphernalia" every time they go ANYWHERE.

For the longest time I was a "pay at the pump, or don't stop" kind of gal because going inside a convenience store and seeing the cigarettes all lines up was a huge trigger for me.

The guy who works at the convienient store near my house where I would stop in for milk or bread would even ASK ME if I wanted cigarettes after I'd quit. Cigarette smokers have a drug dealer on every corner hawking their wares.  
nine
yearsclean
Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
Quote:
If drugs are illegal than why is it so simple to access pipes? Why are they sold at stores? Isn't that saying that it's okay to use drugs? That is one of my biggest triggers is going into a store and seeing something like that. I'm mad and would like to hear some feed back.
Well, if it makes you feel any better, our wares pale in comparison to those sold in Europe and other continents.

In a small town outside of Amsterdam you can actually buy cocaine and weed legally. I can't remember the name, but I think it starts with a D.

Anyway, there will always be triggers, if our minds are still connected to using. If our minds are filled, rather, with lessons of recovery and hearts of faith, the triggers fade in time.
Was
Tweaked
Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
Went to Amsterdam in 04, you can buy pot & hash in every "coffeeshop" & most soft drugs such as shrooms & mescaline.
There is a limit to how much you can buy & how much you can have on you. It is not technically legal but "overlooked" but pickpockets they prosecute to the hilt!
txcarol Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
Just buying cigarettes at the local discounted cigarette store I have seen pipes and the people behind the counter seem oblivious -- I mean they can't even count correct change or find the type of ciggies that you want. But if someone came in and pointed to a pipe that they wanted, you bet they could find it easily because there aren't as many choices. Sad and a bit perturbed by that,
sickand
tired77
Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
We have a population of under 9,000 folks here... but there are stores in town that sell those pipes.

The owners/operators are fully aware of WHY they are stocking such products, so I have chosen to personally boycott the stores that sell them.

I know they're not hurting much from the lack of my business... but it's the principle!
Penel0pe Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
I always had to make my own pipes.
danimal
55
Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
Google "glass pipes", you'll be amazed!
forget
suzette
Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
flagler beach does'nt have a playboy mag, a 24 hour grocery store...or a tube with a flower in it....anywhere.

I'm tellin' you.
...recovering speed freaks should take over this town.

there's just no speed, or signs of speed.

lax2 Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
You dont need a pipe to smoke it. You dont even need to smoke it... Should we outlaw aluminum foil and Light
bulbs while we are at it? How bout straws and pens?

On the other hand as an ex drinker and ex cigarette addict... I'd sure like to see those products vanish from availability. And surely they don't need to advertise that crap 4 all to see everywhere.

There's a lot of wink wink nudge nudge products out there...

They have a chain of stores here in CA called DEMENTIA

That basically sell everything you need for the whole experience, short of the chemicals involved in making it...

inc. pipes paters, bongs, butane, lighters, stamp bags by the 100... I suppose for stamp collectors. I'm surprised GLAD doen't make a 1 gram sized package of 50 Zip-Lok Baggies. Or do they?

Loraura Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
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I'm surprised GLAD doen't make a 1 gram sized package of 50 Zip-Lok Baggies. Or do they?
Like any dealer is going to buy name brand baggies!!!
danimal
55
Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
You'd be most surprized. We all want to be the Man From Glad. A lot of us have the weights of various Glad products memorized
txcarol Re: Why is drug paraphernalia legal?
"sickandtired" You are absolutely right. Just as we have a choice of what TV shows to watch, we also can choose which stores we frequent. I vow to not go in the ciggie store that I mentioned. Lots of other stores sell cigarettes but not pipes! Or maybe even I WILL QUIT SMOKING altogether and boycot the tobacco companies -- tobacco is probably the easiest thing to get addicted to -- but it doesn't make you violent or call people names or make you stay out all night or cheat on a husband or wife! (Always has been my excuse when criticized for smoking).

See also:

Help, is it meth paraphernalia?

How do I tell my 12 year old about meth?

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