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She answered your question perfectly fine. I just bought a glass piece, and I had to use tobacco related lingo. Upon purchase I had to sign a drug paraphernalia ledger. (albeit with an alias) My point is we can call it a turtle and some states allow the sale of turtles. But you will have to sign a drug paraphernalia ledger. Louisiana has no drug paraphernalia drug ledgers so no turtles. They are one of the stricter states when it comes to those things. Hell they banned damiana leaf in an effort to stop herbal incense sales. You don't want to get popped down there anyways, you couldn't pay me to go to New Orleans. Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt. Hope that adds some clarity. Be careful down there. Edit: I meant to add I'm taking Potter at face value and it's possible not all states require a signature.
Just found this about the laws of Louisiana pertaining to such things.
Possession or sale of paraphernalia is punished by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500 for the first offense. For a second offense, the penalty increases to up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. For a third offense, the penalty is up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Cupcake as a local resident might know some sketch places who do it on the down-low. But as a non-local you are probably screwed.
I was under the impression it doesn't become paraphernalia until its smoked out of.... please someone correct me if I'm wrong! I need to be savvy about these things
See *Tommy Chong arrest for references cupncakeprincess. The paraphernalia can be an issue depending on where you are and the local laws/ordinances. Be savvy by leaving it at home imho.. and if not, start looking up some information regarding your area.
^ I agree with above poster. If you get caught with a new piece, you may not get busted. But you are on the radar, and just might follow you. Even a rookie cop knows it won't be new for long. It's not like they are baseball cards. I don't have a collection of unused water bongs and vise versa for meth. Be safe out there and leave your tools at home.
There's the truth of the matter that at some point a piece will have to be on you out in public just to get it so you can leave it at home. Sure that's good advice, but do you feel like that is adding to the conversation? No one has asked how not to get caught, but rather are there penalties for getting caught with and can shops legal sell...
I called a local NOLA head shop to confirm that 'oil burners' are not illegal for them to sell... because that's all the OP was really asking. ((I called a chain store to avoid any sketch)) They only carried water pipe attachments, but I asked them if there were any reasons why--particularly legal. The girl who worked there said there was nothing illegal about selling them, they just didn't carry them. I guess that's not a super valid source, but I figured they are the ones who have to deal with how the locals interpret the law first hand and most often. Of course, I couldn't ask about when it becomes paraphernalia because they are very strict about enforcing no drug talk.