Illinois shops excited to sell bongs as pot law takes effect

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FILE – In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, a bud tender holds two marijuana buds on his fingers on the way to a customer at the Denver Kush Club in north Denver. The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The bipartisan 267-165 vote on June 20, 2019, represents a breakthrough for advocates of legalizing pot, who have unsuccessfully pressed the idea in the past under GOP control of the House. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.– Owners of Illinois glass pipe shops are elated to begin selling bong paraphernalia after the state’s law legalizing recreational marijuana took effect.

CU Glass Connection part-owner Jeremy Sample says he and primary owner Owen Serpetis opened their shop Dec. 16 in anticipation of the new law that started Jan. 1.

Sample told The News-Gazette their main objectives are to bring some legitimacy to the glassblowing industry and prioritize American-made “quality over quantity.”

Products include a variety of dry pipes and water pipes that are crafted by glassblowers from Oregon, Washington, California and Arizona as well as by some local blowers.

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