Bongs and Grow Books Banned in Canada since 1988
(VancouverSun) All bongs, pipes and vaporizers have been banned in Canada by the Conservative government. Selling these items is punishable with jail terms and some of the highest fines in the Criminal Code.
Books that describe how to grow marijuana are also banned, as is any other written or video material used to “promote, encourage or advocate, the production, preparation or consumption of illicit drugs.”
The law, section 462.2 of the Criminal Code, is so broad that even promotingany “literature or instruments for illicit drug use” can get you 6 months in prison and a $100,000 fine for the first offence, and a year behind bars plus a $300,000 fine for the second offence.
Bookstores like Chapters and Amazon fall under the law, since they sell many pro-marijuana books and videos. But police raids have only focused on cannabis culture oriented shops.
Surprised about this harsh law? Don’t be, it’s 25 years old – enacted back in 1988 by the Conservative government of Brian Mulroney.