Today, the much ballyhooed Florida ban on smoking devices goes into effect. The legislation -- the brainchild of ardent antidrug Rep. Darryl Rouson of St. Petersburg -- has been drumming up a lot of controversy since it was introduced at the start of the session. The original provision basically wanted to swing a magic wand over all bongs and pipes and -- WHAM! -- they'd be illegal in Florida. But thanks to some surprisingly effective and organized pushback from head-shop owners, the actual law going into effect is much different. Here's what you need to know.
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