Doing drugs and the methods of doing them is all up to you. However you may get the cops called on you if a person sees them on your windowsill or if a passerby sees some bongs on your table when your door is open. Drug paraphernalia is not only limited to bongs, it can include other items such as syringes or herb grinders. Having any of them will get you in trouble with the law. In order to be charged with Possessing Drug Paraphernalia, the people have to prove 3 things. 1. that you unlawfully possessed an object that can be used to inject or consume a controlled substance. 2. that you knew of its presence. and 3. that you knew that the object can be used to unlawfully inject or consume drugs. Although the conditions sounds simple its a bit deeper than you think. Possession doesn’t mean you actually have to hold or touch it to own it. You can have it in your room or you can own it through someone else such as your friend who keeps all of them for kickbacks. A type of paraphernalia that can be legally owned If you have legal authorization to own them due to legal reasons such as personal use (ie. a doctor’s prescription), and that you obtained them from an authorized source are syringe needles. However you are only allowed to own 10 syringe needles.
Possessing Drug Paraphernalia is a misdemeanor. That means you could see up to 6 months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. However if you have a professional license such as teacher or a medical professional you can have your license suspended or revoked. However if you were charged with this crime, you are eligible for a drug diversion program which will take this off your record and dismiss your charges.