Is possession of a marijuana pipe illegal in California?

Matthew Jay Ruff's Drug Crimes Legal Blogs

Licensed for 21 years

Attorney in Torrance, CA

The general answer to this question is no.  This inquiry is often made to a Marijuana Defense Lawyer because it is a recurring situation in todays day and age. California law outlaws the possession of drug paraphernalia such as meth pipes, opium pipes, etc.  However, marijuana is not covered under the section prohibiting controlled substances, therefore the simple possession of a marijuana smoking pipe would not be illegal.  However, the more common scenario is that the police will find usable traces of pot or cannabis inside the bowl of the pipe thereby constituting the crime of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana or cannabis which is covered by Health and Safety Code 11357(b) or VC23222 if the substance is found in a motor vehicle traveling on a highway.  If the pipe is also being used to smoke meth or some other illegal substance than there could be a problem.  A lawyer should be consulted as to any specifics that a person has about their individual case.The general answer to this question is no.  This inquiry is often made to a Marijuana Defense Lawyer because it is a recurring situation in today’s day and age. California criminal law outlaws the possession of drug paraphernalia such as meth pipes, opium pipes, etc.  However, marijuana is not covered under the section prohibiting controlled substances, therefore the simple possession of a marijuana or cannab

‹ Blogs Home