Glass and water pipes could be smoked out of stores if the Florida legislature passes a bill prohibiting their sale.
If Florida House of Representatives House Bill 49 becomes law, it would outlaw the sale of various smoking instruments including glass pipes and long glass water pipes — also known as bongs — statewide.
So far, the bill passed through the Criminal Justice Subcommittee as well as the Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee. The House's Justice Appropriations Subcommittee also reviewed the bill Tuesday morning.
The bill's Senate counterpart, Senate Bill 1140, has moved through the Criminal Justice Committee and, most recently, the Appropriations Subcommittee on Civil and Criminal Justice on Thursday morning.