Judge Strikes Down Lawsuit Against D.C. Blunt Wrap Ban


The Milwaukee Drum

A judge has ruled against a tobacco company that sued challenging a District of Columbia law which made it a lot tougher to buy cigar-style blunt wraps commonly used to smoke marijuana.

National Tobacco Company, based in Kentucky, sued D.C. last year, arguing that a 2010 ban on the sale of tobacco wrapping papers used to roll cigars (and blunts) was vague and unconstitutional, reports The Associated Press. But the judge on Monday ruled for the city.

Self-serving, politically ambitious lawmakers, always quick to hide behind “the kids” to justify their latest attack of overprotective nanny-state foolishness (although the Associated Press won’t be telling you that, anytime soon), claimed that they passed the law because they were “concerned” that “teens” might use the cigar wrappers to smoke blunts — large, tobacco-wrapped joints.
Washington, D.C., however, still has never enforced the ban. Could that change now that they have the teeth of a court decision backing ’em up? Guess we’ll find out soon.
A lawyer for D.C. had argued in court that National Tobacco could not sue, because it is a supplier, not a seller. Only sellers would face potential fines under the law.