The Minnesota Supreme Court has concluded that if bong water tests positive for a controlled substance, a person in possession thereof can be prosecuted for the possession of the controlled substance itself. This is in contrast to lower courts that held that bong water was paraphernalia, punishable only as a misdemeanor.
According to the AP article:
The case involved a woman whose bong had about 2 1/2 tablespoons of liquid that tested positive for methamphetamine. A narcotics officer had testified that drug users sometimes keep bong water to drink or inject later.Really? Drink the bong water? Eeeew. Although where does it stop? What about pipes? That would be paraphernalia, but I'm sure you could probably scrape out stuff or lick it or something. If your pipe or one-hitter has enough residue, could it too be considered the equivalent of the controlled substance?
Plus, isn't it really cold in Minnesota? What else are they going to do up there? And will they still bet their friends $20 to drink the bong water?