So you want to open a headshop? Or perhaps you’re wondering if it’s legal to buy a nice glass pipe in your local headshop, or use said pipe in the privacy of your home? Here’s a guide to the best and worst paraphernalia laws in the US.

Twelve states have no criminal penalties for possession, sale or use of paraphernalia. The rest of the states have criminal statutes against paraphernalia. The average penalty is 6-12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

DECRIMINALIZED

ALASKA
No penalty

CALIFORNIA
Possession = $200-$300 for the first offense; goes up to $5,000-$6,000 for a fifth or subsequent violation within a five-year period.

COLORADO
Possession or sale = up to $100.

GEORGIA
No penalty

HAWAII
No penalty

ILLINOIS
No penalty

MINNESOTA
No penalty

MISSISSIPPI
No penalty

OKLAHOMA
No penalty

RHODE ISLAND
No penalty

SOUTH CAROLINA
Possession = civil fine of $500.

WYOMING
No penalty

CRIMINALIZED

ALABAMA
Possession or sale = misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.

ARIZONA
Possession or sale = 6 mos - 1.5 years in jail and a fine of up to $150,000

ARKANSAS
Possession or use in furtherance of a felony = 3 - 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

CONNECTICUT
Possession = up to three months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

DELAWARE
Possession or use = misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,300.
Sale = felony punishable by up to two years in prison.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Possession = up to 30 days in jail and a $100 fine.
Sale = up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000

FLORIDA
Possession = misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

IDAHO
Possession = up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Sale or manufacture = up to nine years in prison and a fine of up to $30,000.

INDIANA
Possession = misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.

IOWA
Possession or sale = misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.

KANSAS
Possession = up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.

KENTUCKY
Possession = misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $500.

LOUISIANA
Possession or sale = up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500

MAINE
Possession or use = civil violation punishable by a fine of $200.
Sale = up to six months in prison and a fine of up to $1,000

MARYLAND
Possession, use or sale = criminal fine of $500. Second offense = up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000.

MASSACHUSETTS
Manufacture or sale = 1 - 2 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000

MICHIGAN
Sale = up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. The arrest for sale of paraphernalia is preceded by a cease and desist order.

MISSOURI
Possession = misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Sale = up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

MONTANA
Possession or sale = up to six months in jail and a fine up to $500.

NEBRASKA
Possession = a fine of $100 for the first offense.
Sale = up to six months in jail and a fine up to $1,000.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Sale or manufacture = misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine up to $2,000.

NEW JERSEY
Possession or use = up to six months in jail and a fine up to $1,000.
Sale = up to 18 months in jail and a fine up to $10,000.

NEW MEXICO
Possession = up to one year in jail and a fine of $50 - $100.
Sale = up to one year in jail and a fine up to $1,000

NEW YORK
Possession or sale = up to one year in jail or a fine up to $1,000.

NORTH CAROLINA
Possession = up to six months in jail.

NORTH DAKOTA
Possession or sale = up to one year in jail and a fine up to $2,000.

OHIO
Possession = up to 30 days in jail
Sale = up to 90 days in jail.

OREGON
Sale = up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.

PENNSYLVANIA
Possession or sale = up to one year in jail and a fine up to $2,500,

SOUTH DAKOTA
Possession or use = up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $200.

TENNESSEE
Possession or use = up to one year in jail and a fine up to $2,500.
Sale = 1 - 6 years in prison and a fine up to $3,000.

TEXAS
Possession = fine of $500
Sale = up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $3,000.

UTAH
Possession = up to six months in jail and a fine up to $1,000.
Sale = up to one year in jail and a fine up to $2,500

VERMONT
Sale = up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

VIRGINIA
Sale = up to one year in jail and a fine up to $2,500

WASHINGTON
Possession, manufacture or sale = up to 90 days in jail and a fine up to $1,000.

WEST VIRGINIA
Sale = 6 months - 1 year in jail and a fine up to $5,000.

WISCONSIN
Possession = up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500.
Sale = up to 90 days in jail and a fine up to $1,000