§21-28.5-1  "Drug paraphernalia" defined. –

Link to law: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE21/21-28.5/21-28.5-1.HTM
Published: 2015

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TITLE 21

Food And Drugs

CHAPTER 21-28.5

Sale of Drug Paraphernalia

SECTION 21-28.5-1



   § 21-28.5-1  "Drug paraphernalia" defined.

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(a) As used in this chapter, "drug paraphernalia" means all equipment,

products, and materials of any kind which are intended for use or designed for

use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing,

compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing,

packing, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, ingesting, inhaling, or

introducing into the human body a controlled substance in violation of chapter

28 of this title. "Drug paraphernalia" includes, but is not limited to, all of

the following:



   (1) Kits intended for use or designed for use in planting,

propagating, cultivating, growing, or harvesting of any species of plant which

is a controlled substance or from which a controlled substance can be derived;



   (2) Kits intended for use or designed for use in

manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, or preparing

controlled substances;



   (3) Isomerization devices intended for use or designed for

use in increasing the potency of any species of plant that is a controlled

substance;



   (4) Testing equipment intended for use or designed for use in

identifying or in analyzing the strength, effectiveness, or purity of

controlled substances;



   (5) Scales and balances intended for use or designed for use

in weighing or measuring controlled substances;



   (6) Dilutants and adulterants, such as quinine hydrochloride,

mannitol, mannite, dextrose, and lactose, intended for use or designed for use

in cutting controlled substances;



   (7) Separation gins and sifters intended for use or designed

for use in removing twigs and seeds from, or in cleaning or refining, marijuana;



   (8) Blenders, bowls, containers, spoons, and mixing devices

intended for use or designed for use in compounding controlled substances;



   (9) Capsules, balloons, envelopes, and other containers

intended for use or designed for use in packaging small quantities of

controlled substances;



   (10) Containers and other objects intended for use or

designed for use in storing or concealing controlled substances; and



   (11) Objects intended for use or designed for use in

ingesting, inhaling, or introducing marijuana, cocaine, hashish, or hashish oil

into the human body, such as:



   (i) Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic

pipes with or without screens, permanent screens, hashish heads, or punctured

metal bowls;



   (ii) Water pipes;



   (iii) Carburetion tubes and devices;



   (iv) Smoking and carburetion masks;



   (v) Roach clips, meaning objects used to hold burning

material, such as a marijuana cigarette that has become too small or too short

to be held in the hand;



   (vi) Miniature cocaine spoons, and cocaine vials;



   (vii) Chamber pipes;



   (viii) Carburetor pipes;



   (xi) Electric pipes;



   (x) Air-driven pipes;



   (xi) Chillums;



   (xii) Bongs;



   (xiii) Ice pipes or chillers; and



   (xiv) Wide rolling papers which are designed for drug use.



   (b) In determining whether an object is drug paraphernalia, a

court or other authority may consider, in addition to all other logically

relevant factors, the following:



   (1) Statements by an owner or by anyone in control of the

object concerning its use;



   (2) Prior conviction, if any, of an owner, or of anyone in

control of the object, under any state or federal law relating to any

controlled substance;



   (3) Direct or circumstantial evidence of the intent of an

owner, or of anyone in control of the object, to deliver it to persons who the

owner or person in control of the object knows, or should reasonably know,

intend to use the object to facilitate a violation of this chapter. The

innocence of an owner, or of anyone in control of the object, as to a direct

violation of this chapter shall not prevent a finding that the object is

intended for use, or designed for use, as drug paraphernalia;



   (4) Instructions, oral or written, provided with the object

concerning its use;



   (5) Descriptive materials accompanying the object that

explain or depict its use;



   (6) National and local advertising concerning its use;



   (7) The manner in which the object is displayed for sale;



   (8) Whether the owner, or anyone in control of the object, is

a legitimate supplier of like or related items to the community, such as a

licensed distributor or dealer of tobacco products;



   (9) The existence and scope of legitimate uses for the object

in the community; and



   (10) Expert testimony concerning its use.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1982, ch. 384, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 363, § 2; P.L. 2000, ch.

520, § 2.)