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Well, since we’re all taking about race and taking back Wall Street by #OccupyWallSt I want to bring light to some bullshit! Reports tell me that Sex Party president Fiona Patten, a former sex worker turned politician in Australia, is speaking out against a proposed ban on smoking pipes.
The Government plans to ban water pipes and bongs, but will allow the sale and display of hookah pipes. Pattern’s allegation of racial discrimination is tied into the fact that hookah pipes are sold primarily by an ethnic group in Australia for the presumed use of smoking tobacco.
Mental Health Minister Mary Wooldridge said in August that the changes would bring Victoria into line with other states.
The Coalition Government is determined to reduce the harm to Victorian families caused by cannabis use, and prohibiting the sale of bongs is an important part of achieving that,” Ms Wooldridge said.
Its a real drag that the Coalition Government is using false information to push their anti-cannabis campaign. I’m conflicted because I do feel like if you ban one type of pipe; then you should ban all types of pipes that could be used for the same purpose.
The implication that one is only used for tobacco and the other is only used for cannabis is false. Does the fact that this implication may be tied into a specific demographic make this law also racist?
I’ve never personally smoke a hookah pipe but it looks about the same to me. Maybe someone out there can help me out with this?
Are Hookah pipes used for smoking weed?
Should the ban include everyone or are they wrong to go after everyone except the hookah fans?