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Moves to ban bongs in Victoria
    #511390 - 01/06/11 09:22 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

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The ''green'' movement in Victoria has been dealt another blow by Premier Ted Baillieu: his election promise to ban the bong wasn't just smoke and mirrors.

The newly-elected Coalition government will introduce legislation outlawing the sale and possession of bongs, the water pipes popular with some cannabis users and, until now, available legally in more than 100 outlets across Victoria.

Mental Health Minister Mary Wooldridge told The Sunday Age the required amendments to the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 will be tabled next year in line with previous bans of ice pipes and cocaine kits. Consumer Affairs Victoria inspectors will police the ban.
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Ms Wooldridge said there would be an education period for retailers - essentially a transition period leading up to enforcement. ''This isn't about surprising retailers and penalising them for something they didn't know about. We will do our best that people are informed,'' Ms Wooldridge said.

She said the ban may take in other smoking paraphernalia, such as hash pipes, but would not include ''hubbly-bubbly pipes'', or hookahs, which are gaining popularity in Middle Eastern-themed cafes.

''This is about reducing access to cannabis-smoking, particularly for younger people … not targeting people who undertake certain cultural practices,'' she said.

Bong retailers were scornful of the move. Jim Kouts, managing director of the Off Ya Tree chain - which has 16 stores across Australia and has been in business for 33 years - said the ban made no sense. ''During the prohibition of alcohol, they did not also seek to prohibit drinking glasses. It is exactly the same thing,'' he said.

Mr Kouts said bongs were the safest way to smoke cannabis because the smoke was water cooled. Bongs would still be available online or might be made at home despite the ban, he said. The ban would have no impact on the level of cannabis use, he said.

In a street poll on Friday, The Sunday Age found little enthusiasm for the ban: six out of eight people gave the bong a thumbs up.

Australians rank among the world's top cannabis users, according to a 2009 paper published in British medical journal The Lancet.

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of NSW this year reported the number of Australians seeking hospital treatment with cannabis-related problems had jumped 30 per cent since 2002.




http://www.theage.com.au/small-business/trends/moves-to-make-bongs-a-pipe-dream-20101204-18kse.html


This is so fucking ridiculous.


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: T-Rex]
    #511394 - 01/06/11 10:16 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

FUck!

next itll be NSW if it hasnt already gotten to that stage


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: Scraps]
    #511422 - 01/06/11 12:39 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

this shit is stupid..banning pipes and bongs? i dont understand...so you take the healthy way to smoke and force kids to use their beer cans and shit which is not very healthy,,,AT ALL.

so if the government is supposed to be protecting us from ourselves they aren't doing a good job with that Einstein move.


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: mhbound]
    #511493 - 01/06/11 06:42 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

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... the government ... they aren't doing a good job




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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: DungenessDank]
    #511610 - 01/07/11 03:30 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

If this comes to fruition I'll be asking some of you dudes to pick me up some glass and air mail it :lol:


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: mhbound]
    #511661 - 01/07/11 11:58 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

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this shit is stupid.




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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: Dr. Siekadellyk]
    #511665 - 01/07/11 12:11 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

Someone shed some light real quick on what they could possibly be thinking? If you can't keep the drugs out of your sheeples hands then at least give them a healthy way to ingest the shit.

I mean, Am I missing an obvious point or something? I really don't understand. Same way with the other places(including parts of the U.S.)...Whats the idea behind it?


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: mhbound]
    #511671 - 01/07/11 01:00 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

Glass/Ceramic/clay/Wood/Steel Etc... are all legal, so I don't see why making them into a certain shape should be any different legal wise regardless of what it is used for...


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: Dr. Siekadellyk]
    #512102 - 01/09/11 12:05 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

I didn't read the article but i've known of Ted's sick plan for a while now. EDIT: just read the article.

Good thing i'm a well-billed person :bonghit:

That was a cretive way of me saying "i have plenty of billies so i won't have any worries if they're banned." I'm moving outta this tyranical country in a few years anyway


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: T-Rex]
    #512106 - 01/09/11 12:15 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

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''This is about reducing access to cannabis-smoking, particularly for younger people … not targeting people who undertake certain cultural practices,'' she said.





I I create my own culture and i do whatever the fuck i want. Leave me alone bitch! What did i ever do to you?
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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: Sir Smokes A-Lot]
    #512110 - 01/09/11 12:19 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

I wish I had enough money to stock up, I would walk into Offyatree and clean them out, then roll over to bongmania and do the same thing :lol:


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: T-Rex]
    #512113 - 01/09/11 12:27 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

O if you do go to OFT lemmie know. I have this voucher were if i spend $50 on 5 occasions i get a $50 voucher.

Gotta spend $50 on 2 more occasions before i can get a $50 voucher. Last time i was there the fella was friendly-as and he gave me 2 stamps even though i only spent $53 :awesome:


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: Sir Smokes A-Lot]
    #512117 - 01/09/11 12:52 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

Yea man for sure, I'm gonna head out there and probs pick up another second chamber for my bill because those are the things I usually break first. I'll hit you up when I'm back in town and we'll go on a shopping date :lol:


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: T-Rex]
    #512129 - 01/09/11 01:09 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

Sounds good :smile:


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: Sir Smokes A-Lot]
    #512285 - 01/09/11 04:09 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

This pisses me off. Do they honestly think this will curb cannabis use at all? What a bunch of retards :\ I'm gonna be even more pissed if other countries follow this lead...


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: T-Rex]
    #512420 - 01/09/11 11:15 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

Its already happened here in South Aus :sad:
I might be sending you some money to go on a shopping trip for me.


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: lucas_southoz]
    #512426 - 01/09/11 11:26 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

Fucking cops are killing me so far this year man


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: T-Rex]
    #512443 - 01/09/11 11:56 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

I just read it man, It sucks man. I feel sorry for ya, you overcame soo many problems with the timer and light then this happens :sad:


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: lucas_southoz]
    #512445 - 01/10/11 12:00 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks man, yea it sucks balls because the only thing I wanna do right now is rip the fattest cone on earth but I can't even do that because I'm in QLD on holidays and now I have to do some fucking drug test or something :sad:


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Re: Moves to ban bongs in Victoria [Re: lucas_southoz]
    #512576 - 01/10/11 05:02 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

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I might be sending you some money to go on a shopping trip for me.




:pm:

:thumbup: :smile:

I decided sooner or later I'm gonna learn how to make make billies. I'll make some from glass and some from clay. I'll even paint then :awesome: I'll deffinatly be trading them once I get into it


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