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Ky. tobacco company suing DC over 2010 drug law

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Posted: Jul 07, 2011 10:23 PM
Ky. tobacco company suing DC over 2010 drug law

A District of Columbia law aimed at making it tougher for kids to get materials used to smoke marijuana is under fire from a tobacco company.

Kentucky-based National Tobacco has sued the city, arguing that a new law that curbs the sale of wrapping papers used to roll cigarettes and cigars is vague and unconstitutional. The company, the fourth-largest manufacturer of roll-your-own tobacco products in the nation, plans to ask a federal judge on Friday to halt enforcement of the law, which took effect last summer.

Lawyers for the city say officials have the authority to ban the sale of cigar wrappers, which they say have no legitimate purpose but for illegal drug use.


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