Customs seizes 316,000 bongs disguise...

Customs seizes 316,000 bongs disguised as Christmas ornaments

There are 26 comments on the blogs.app.com story from Nov 20, 2009, titled Customs seizes 316,000 bongs disguised as Christmas ornaments . In it, blogs.app.com reports that:

U.S. customs agents seized 860 boxed of glass bongs disguised as Christmas ornaments yesterday in California.

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podunk

Corydon, IA

#1 Nov 20, 2009
watza bong?

“Nice Gloomy, Spooky Day”

Since: Apr 07

Uniondale , NY (Nassau Cty)

#2 Nov 20, 2009
I'd like to see the Christmas trees they send.
Arminius

Buffalo, NY

#3 Nov 20, 2009
podunk wrote:
watza bong?
It's the sound produced when one strikes a GONG!!
dafunk

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Nov 20, 2009
podunk wrote:
watza bong?
itza a water pipe for smokin the holy weed.

“Yo ho and a bottle of rum...”

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Since: Feb 09

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#5 Nov 20, 2009
Why are bong's illegal in California? Are rolling paper's illegal also? Are pipe's and hookah's illegal there too? I could see them siezed if the right paper work was missing or tariffs were not paid, but to illegalize something that could be used for drugs doesn't necessarily mean that is it's intendened purpose. Some states you can legally sell and possess water bongs as long as it is sold for tobbacco use only, uh,humm so to speak.

Redneck_Rebel
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Since: Jul 09

Spnaway, WA

#6 Nov 20, 2009
RXRFL63 wrote:
Why are bong's illegal in California? Are rolling paper's illegal also? Are pipe's and hookah's illegal there too? I could see them siezed if the right paper work was missing or tariffs were not paid, but to illegalize something that could be used for drugs doesn't necessarily mean that is it's intendened purpose. Some states you can legally sell and possess water bongs as long as it is sold for tobbacco use only, uh,humm so to speak.
Since when does anyone use bongs for tobacco?
ggreenwood4

El Reno, OK

#7 Nov 20, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_paraphernal...
Drug paraphernalia is any equipment, product, or material that is modified for making, using, or concealing illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine. Drug paraphernalia generally falls into two categories including user-specific products and dealer-specific products.
Legal restrictions

In the United States, under the Federal Drug Paraphernalia Statute, which is part of the Controlled Substances Act, it is illegal to sell, transport through the mail, transport across state lines, import, or export drug paraphernalia as defined. There is no Federal law regarding simple possession of drug paraphernalia, but such possession is usually illegal under State law. The law gives specific guidance on determining what constitutes drug paraphernalia. Many states have also enacted their own laws prohibiting drug paraphernalia. Government crackdowns have resulted in the arrest of sellers of recreational drug paraphernalia, such as actor Tommy Chong, who spent time in prison in 2003 for the sale of glass pipes.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

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Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#8 Nov 20, 2009
Redneck_Rebel wrote:
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Since when does anyone use bongs for tobacco?
When you call the "bong" a "hookah".
johnnybright

Schaumburg, IL

#9 Nov 20, 2009
can't we all just get a bong.
The Kid

Huntington, NY

#10 Nov 20, 2009
Santa, do you and Mrs Claus smoke Christmas ornaments like my mom and dad do?

“I Speak My Mind...”

Since: Mar 09

OKC

#11 Nov 20, 2009
I'm trying to figure out why they were seized...?
They're commonly sold here in OK, as tobacco smoking items. What a buzz-kill! lol Now 316,068 stoners will not have a Christmas bong!:(
Bong humbug! lol
The Old Coach

Spring, TX

#12 Nov 20, 2009
RXRFL63 wrote:
Why are bong's illegal in California? Are rolling paper's illegal also? Are pipe's and hookah's illegal there too? I could see them siezed if the right paper work was missing or tariffs were not paid, but to illegalize something that could be used for drugs doesn't necessarily mean that is it's intendened purpose. Some states you can legally sell and possess water bongs as long as it is sold for tobbacco use only, uh,humm so to speak.
Walk along the shops next to Santa Monica pier and you can buy all the bongs you want! I was out for a morning walk while visiting a friend in LA. Wow, what a place! A young girl was selling prescriptions for medical marijuana. She said doctor was in. I asked what kind of doctor was he, she said she didn't know, but he was in!!

Hmmmm, California!
Tom Tom

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Nov 20, 2009
Back in the days, we...I mean my friends, yeah, yeah, my friends....used to put Boone Farm strawberry hill wine in a bong to smooth out the harshness of home grown....HOW SWEET IT IS...LOL.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#15 Nov 20, 2009
Well, so much for the merry Christmas.
Sal Minella

United States

#16 Nov 20, 2009
Water pipes are all over eBay, and I recall HERBAL vaporizers as well.

"""769 results found for herbal vaporizer"""
Bongo

Springfield, PA

#17 Nov 21, 2009
I heard you can get lead poisoning from Chinese bongs.
WTF

Rogersville, TN

#19 Nov 21, 2009
so sad...my tree will be bare.....
Roux Barb

Reno, NV

#20 Nov 21, 2009
I remember as a kid sitting around the christmas tree, making our own bongs....

Redneck_Rebel
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Since: Jul 09

Spnaway, WA

#21 Nov 22, 2009
Roux Barb wrote:
I remember as a kid sitting around the christmas tree, making our own bongs....
See, this is what happens when liberals procreate.*sigh*

“Let her cry, for she's a Lady”

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Since: Apr 08

Let her dream, she's a Child

#22 Nov 22, 2009
I just KNEW it would be here in California. This state has not surprised me since... well since the Govenator was elected. I've no hope left, lol

As Always
Cherish Your Loved Ones
(and in case, check your ornaments, is nothing sacred?)

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