"Bong Bill" Becomes Law, Starts Thursday
Starting Thursday, it will be illegal in Florida to sell bongs/pipes in most head shops. The bill prohibits the sale of the items by businesses that don't make at least 75% of their money from tobacco sales or make over 25% from sale of the prohibited items.
According to the law, smoking devices include any metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic or ceramic smoking pipes, water pipes or bongs. Curtis Cybenko has owned High Tides in southwest Gainesville for 16 years. He says stores like his... even though he told us he is in compliance with the new law, that other shops may now be forced to order and stock up on other supplies that may encourage the use of tobacco but fall under the 75 percent.
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