Do hookahs get you high? Are they illegal?

Do hookahs get you high? Are they illegal?I see people post pix of them ALL the time on Facebook and I’m not sure if it’s against the law or not, but does it also get you high, or does it just make for a good photo op? Sorry if I sound like a major virgin, but call me crazy for never smoking out of a traditional Indian pipe before.

Hookahs do not get you high, nor are they illegal. The substance that does both of those things has nothing to do with the apparatus itself. You can use a hookah legally to smoke tobacco (the normal kind, not the wacky kind). As to where to buy one, click on the link above.

10 comments

1 Bryce { 02.16.10 at 9:48 am }

The pipe doesn’t get you high — what you put in it does. You can get just as high (or not) from a corncob pipe as from a hookah.

They ARE illegal in some repressive jurisdictions, but you can probably get them through the Internet.

They DO look cool, especially if you’re into Alice in Wonderland.
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2 LaMaMii { 02.16.10 at 10:07 am }

they get you high as long as you hit it correctly and they are considered legal in the united states only for use with tobacco. if there’s pot involved then it’s illegal.
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proud hookah smoker :)

3 snorkeling_llama { 02.16.10 at 10:49 am }

It’s really light tobacco, and flavoring. It’s very smooth, and pretty relaxing (if you consider being relaxed a "high", then you could call it a high… the same way a hottub causes a "high").

It’s only illegal if the user is under 18, as it DOES contain tobacco… or if they put pot in it, and don’t have a script.
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4 Kayla { 02.16.10 at 10:59 am }

hooka doesn’t make you high but it can make you a little head dizzy(usually if its your first time) and no they’re not illegal.

its fun to smoke hooka. like going to a hooka bar with friends.

stay away from cherry! it tastes really bad :)

have fun.
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5 Elmer { 02.16.10 at 11:09 am }

its what you put in it to smoke
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6 Eric B { 02.16.10 at 11:47 am }

Hookahs do not get you high, nor are they illegal. The substance that does both of those things has nothing to do with the apparatus itself. You can use a hookah legally to smoke tobacco (the normal kind, not the wacky kind). As to where to buy one…don’t ask me, I wouldn’t know.
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7 Texas Tornado { 02.16.10 at 12:29 pm }

Well,… that depends on what you put in it. The hookah itself is not illegal. They are often used for the perfectly legal purpose of smoking tobacco… albeit still bad for your health.
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8 Gary B { 02.16.10 at 1:09 pm }

Hookahs don’t do much of anything.

But what you chooses to PUT IN THEM might.

Hookahs are just a device used for smoking. They are very popular in the Middle Eastern countries, and in the city I live in there are several "hookah bars" around town, mostly frequented by Middle Eastern natives. They just set around and smoke TOBACCO.

But if your were to put something more "hallucinogenic" in them, then THAT would be illegal.
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9 Vrichh { 02.16.10 at 1:54 pm }

It depends on what you put in it. Usually hookahs are used for smoking flavored tobacco, which doesn’t get you high.
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I’ve smoked hookahs plenty of times.

10 Icy Pink { 02.16.10 at 2:42 pm }

They do not get you high if you use tobacco. They are not illegal in the US.
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