The war on drugs is an obvious, unmitigated disaster, even if nearly every lily-livered politician of either party in this state is too pusillanimous to say so. But let's face it, the GOP is worse. Democrats like Martin O'Malley and $RB are too scared to go against the drug war—but I imagine Republicans wanking to the thought of people like me getting arrested for smoking weed.
So Hogan vetoed the bill that would decriminalize pot paraphernalia. A bill that passed last year already decriminalized pot, but the pipe you smoke it in was still a crime. By vetoing the bill that would place pot paraphernalia in the same category as pot—a ticketable offense, like a traffic violation—you gave the police the opportunity to arbitrarily enforce this law. Overlook the frat kid’s bong, but go after the black kid’s blunt.
I want to help Maryland pot smokers not give the cops a chance to send them to jail, so I am giving up my best old-head secret, something I learned in New Mexico and have kept under my hat for the last two decades: glass eyedroppers.
Eyedroppers are the ideal pot paraphernalia. They cost about two dollars for two and are nearly the exact same size as a cigarette. You pop the squeezer off of the top and pack the opening. The other end narrows so the weed won’t suck through into your mouth.
Burn the outside with a lighter just a bit before you pack it and the bud will hold a lot better. Don’t pack it too tight and you have a perfect glass one-hitter. There have been periods of years at a time where this was the only paraphernalia I used, and I smoked on a daily basis.