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Marijuana: Tools of the Trade

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Marijuana Tools of the Trade

Although the recreational use of marijuana is essentially illegal in the United States, about one in ten Americans light up at least once each year. Marijuana users experience the drug in a variety of ways, and various "tools of the trade" exist to facilitate consumption.

Whether one is smoking, preparing or growing marijuana, methods for handling the drug have evolved largely from the use and horticulture of tobacco. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) states that, in general, it is “unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale drug paraphernalia,” which is why many shops selling such products can avoid wrongdoing by offering items for “tobacco use only.” Despite these efforts, many of these products have gained popularity almost exclusively within the marijuana culture.

So, what are some of the most popular marijuana “tools of the trade?” Click ahead to find out!

By Paul Toscano
Posted 13 April 2010

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