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Charlie Crist signs Darryl Rouson’s anti-bong bill

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A bill signed by Governor Crist will make it illegal in Florida to sell the drug paraphernalia in most head shops. The bill prohibits the sale of the items by businesses that don’t make at least 75 percent of their money from tobacco sales or make over 25 percent from sale of the prohibited items. Violators could face up to a year in jail. The bill, sponsored by Re. Darryl Rouson, would go into effect July 1. “I’ve been fighting the pipe…

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Charlie Crist signs Darryl Rouson’s anti-bong bill

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A bill signed by Governor Crist will make it illegal in Florida to sell the drug paraphernalia in most head shops. The bill prohibits the sale of the items by businesses that don’t make at least 75 percent of their money from tobacco sales or make over 25 percent from sale of the prohibited items. Violators could face up to a year in jail. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Darryl Rouson, would go into effect July 1. “I’ve been fighting the…

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Darryl Rouson’s anti-bong bill moves forward

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“There are many hypocrisies in our society. Most we won’t do anything about in our lifetime,” said Florida Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg. “But some we can chip away at incrementally.” The bill (which I track with LobbyTools), cosponsored by Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, would forbid Florida retailers from selling a list of pipes — including any made of metal, wood, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic or ceramic — unless 75 percent of their sales are tobacco. State Rep. Erik Fresen,…

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Darryl Rouson’s anti-bong bill moves forward

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“There are many hypocrisies in our society. Most we won’t do anything about in our lifetime,” said Florida Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg. “But some we can chip away at incrementally.” The bill (which I track with LobbyTools), cosponsored by Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, would forbid Florida retailers from selling a list of pipes — including any made of metal, wood, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic or ceramic — unless 75 percent of their sales are tobacco. State Rep. Erik Fresen,…

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