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Pgh Pipedreamz is now... PIPEDREAMZ N'AT!

April 19, 2017

pgh pipedreamz n at nat and thatIt's been a year as of 4/20, and we finally got a sign! We got a NEW NAME too! Thanks to a new operations structure Pgh Pipedreamz will now be Pipedreamz n'At ("Pipedreamz and That" in Pittsburghease)! Make sure you stop by and check out the sign, as well as all the really cool new stuff we have in the store.

gauge ethan jennings hanging the sign at pittsburgh pgh pipedreams pipedreamz n at nat and thatIt is our goal to be Family Friendly, offering a wide variety of products, including fun gifts for ALL ages. While YOU MUST BE 18+ to purchase tobacco products, tasers/stun guns, blades, etc. at PIPEDREAMZ N'AT you can be any age to buy products such as Comic Books.

PIPEDREAMZ N'AT gets it's name from a combination of Pittsburghese and a code-name that was used for a U.S. nationwide investigation in 2003 titled  Operation Pipe Dreams. This "sting" targeted businesses selling drug paraphernalia, mostly marijuana pipes and bongs, under a little-used statute (21 U.S.C. § 863(a)). Due to the reluctance of state law-enforcement agencies to contribute resources to the operation, most cases were filed in Iowa and Pennsylvania, taking advantage of the statutes prohibition on the use of "the mails or any other facility of interstate commerce to transport drug paraphernalia."

pipedreamznat pipedreamz nat n at and that preacher matt matthew peter smithHundreds of businesses and homes were raided as a result of Operation Pipe Dreams. Fifty five people were named in indictments and charged with trafficking of illegal drug paraphernalia. While 54 of the 55 individuals charged were sentenced to fines and home detentions, actor Tommy Chong was sentenced September 11, 2003, to 9 months in a federal prison, a fine of $20,000, forfeiture of $103,000, and a year of probation. Chong was charged for his part in financing and promoting Chong Glass Works/Nice Dreams, California-based companies started by his son Paris. Unlike most shops selling bongs, Nice Dreams specialized in selling high end bongs as collectible works of art.

nate nathaniel strickler and gauge ethan jennings hanging sign outside pipedreamz nat n at and that next to garys restaurant on brownsville road in pittsburgh carrick paHead shops (and other such stores like PIPEDREAMZ N'AT) are not actually selling drug paraphernalia. We sell a large selection of hand blown and mass produced water pipes, glass tobacco novelty pipes, clothing, novelty weapons, jewelry, and more. This is why ALL head shops, including PIPEDREAMZ N'AT, have strict rules banning references to illegal drugs by employees and customers.

 On April 17, 2016, Gov. Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program into law, making it the 24th state with a comprehensive medical marijuana program. The new law — Act 16 — will protect registered patients and their physicians from civil and criminal penalties and create a well-regulated system for safe access to medical marijuana. Act 16 goes into effect May 17, 2016. It is unclear when the department will begin accepting patient applications.

At PIPEDREAMZ N'AT we ONLY sell LEGAL items. Items sold in head shops only become drug paraphernalia if people leave the store and employ them in an illegal manner.

pipe dreamz and that pipedreamznat pipedreamz nat n at pgh pittsburgh carrick pa kratom cbd comic booksPursuant to 35 Pa.C.S.A. § 780-113(a)(32) of the Pennsylvania Drug Device and Cosmetic Act, drug paraphernalia is defined as a device, the purpose of which is to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, re-pack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance. Thus, the items really do not become "drug paraphernalia," unless and until there is some tangible proof that one planned to use said item in a manner, which violates the Drug Device and Cosmetic Act. That tangible proof is usually the presence of illegal drugs with the paraphernalia, or THC laced resin on smoking devices.

PIPEDREAMZ N'AT wants ALL or customers to stay safe and use our products as intended.

 

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