This article https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45484856 refers to crack pipe vending machines found in(on) long Island.
For two bucks you can buy a glass “pen” to smoke your crack or whatever from. The article is reading like everything, machines, content and placement are illegal but are the pens/pipes really illegal to see? Paraphernalia has always been sold here behind easily unmasked labels. Roses in glass, tobacco pipes ect.
Even if it was should it be so damned? If your buying a crack pipe from a vending machine you’ve probably already bought you crack nearby and it’s getting smoked somehow. Why throw such a fit over a vending machine that it makes the news?