I’m thinking about my next project. I have been analyzing the market
for artwork and there still seems to be a demand for hand-crafted
personal functional items such as tobacco pipes.
However, it seems that the federal government and all 50 states now
have broad laws on the books that for all practical purposes seem to
forbid the creation or sale of even tobacco pipes due to their
evident misuse by non-tobacco users.
Has anyone ever come up against being unable to produce or sell
functional art due to zealous enforcement of overly broad criminal
And incidently, is there a legal safe harbor for producing and
selling a tobacco pipe explicit meant for use with tobacco?
Andrew Jonathan Fine