The D.C. Council has scheduled a public hearing on bill 18-124, the “Single Sale of Cigar Products Prohibition Amendment Act of 2009.” Although the bill description says it’s designed to “ban the sale of individual cigars or 32 cigar products intended or designed for use in ingesting, inhaling or otherwise 33 introducing marijuana in to the human body,” the text only expands the section of the DC Code (§48-1101) in a fairly generic way.
“an individual cigar, cigar leaf wrapper, flavored or non-flavored cigar that is referred to as a blunt, blunt wrap, or any other tobacco product that may be used in the ingesting, inhaling, or introduction of marijuana to the human body.”
It’s hard to imagine how that could be more open-ended, but I’m sure you can expect selective enforcement to target convenience stores and low-income areas over tobacconists selling Macanudos.
If you think that the war on some drugs isn’t a good enough reason to impede the purchases of perfectly legal, products you can go to the hearing and speak on September 29th at 10am in the John A. Wilson building. Supporters and other wrong people can go speak too.