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Minnesota Court Rules Bong Water Illegal
« Reply #1 on: 10-25-2009 at 05:09:40 AM »
Dump out that bong water

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that police can include the entire weight of bong water that tests positive for the presence of a drug when computing the amount of drug possession.

The case involved meth, but you can imagine that they’ll immediately start using it to jack up the amounts for pot possession as well. One cup of water weighs just over 8 ounces.

In a sharply worded dissent, Justice Paul Anderson said the majority’s decision “does not make sense, and borders on the absurd.” He said it isn’t consistent with what the Legislature intended when it wrote the state’s drug laws. And he blasted Rice County authorities for charging Peck with such a serious crime.

So if the bong water is dumped in the toilet, is the toilet water illegal? The Public Sewage are then traffickers? The Minnihahasota Court Jesters, impeachment sounds right. Man the place has bottomed out since Jesse left. Are bongs filled with holy water exempt? How about the air from the smoke, 14.7#/sqin times Mandatory minimums, making private prisons drool. If you dump a bong on the carpet does it become illicit? Holy shit batman, they're flushing, the Great Lakes have become contraband! Don't Let It Hit the Ground, ohhh the planet has been outlawed.

"Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts
when you have forgotten your aim."

-- George Santayana, "The Life of Reason"

Minnesota Court Rules Bong Water Illegal
Bong water can count as a controlled substance, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that raises the threat of longer sentences for drug smokers who fail to dump the water out of their pipes.

"We.. say that on the medical evidence available,
moderate indulgence in cannabis has little ill-effect on health,
and that decisions to ban or legalise cannabis
should be based on other considerations."

The Lancet,
vol 352, number 9140, November 14 1998

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