Time to dump your bong water in case the feds show up at your door. They might think you actually plan to drink it later. According to a split decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court, a person in possession of more than 25 grams of bong water that contains a controlled substance can be prosecuted for a first-degree drug crime.
While most people wouldn't consider bong water to be a legitimate drug, a narcotics officer testified that users will sometimes save the bong water and drink it later. We just puked a little.
The decision came after a Rice County woman had a glass bong seized from her home that tested positive for methamphetamine. The Supreme Court says that bong water now counts as a drug "mixture" under state law.
Here's an idea: If you find bong water that tests positive for drugs, chances are you'll find some drugs hanging out somewhere close by. Are we getting that desperate in these drug wars to suspect that a normal person would actually drink bong water to get high? At that point we should almost have sympathy for drug addicts.
By Emily Kaiser
October 22, 2009
City Pages Free Expression