We know there is a lot of discussion about the legality of marijuana.  But what about drug paraphernalia?

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Inside the Law: Drug Paraphernalia

October 18, 2018 - 3:15 am

By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- ​We know there is a lot of discussion about the legality of marijuana.  But what about drug paraphernalia? 

Cannabition, the soon-to-be-open museum of marijuana in Las Vegas where recreational marijuana is legal, has finished the installation of Bongzilla, the 24-foot glass marijuana pipe that weighs 800 pounds and can hold a quarter of a pound of marijuana. While Bongzilla is not for sale, many want to know--is it illegal to buy drug paraphernalia?

Under federal law, the term drug paraphernalia means any product intended or designed for the purpose of manufacturing, injecting, inhaling, or introducing a controlled substance into your body.

Many so-called head shops display them in the window, leading you to think they’re legal. While those stores may avoid prosecution if they can show they’re designed for tobacco, if you’re caught with illegal drugs, you will face a separate charge for the possession of drug paraphernalia. Even states that allow recreational marijuana have separate laws on who may sell paraphernalia and where it can be used.

And remember that what you buy in Vegas can get you arrested if it doesn’t stay in Vegas.