The D.C. City Council simply does not care for these "youths," on the street, smoking their marijuanas.
Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander wants to ban the sale of cheap, small cigars, usually filled with flavored tobacco, that you always see at 7-Elevens and gas stations. They are called "blunts." And according to Alexander, the tobacco within this is all taken out and filled with "cannabis."
All of America's children are doing this.
(Because of the Internet.)
According to the Washington Post, "Alexander said 'it's no secret' that the honey, apple and cherry-flavored cigars are bought and then stuffed with marijuana, often by young people." Indeed, this is not a secret. Another non-secret is that sometimes apples themselves are converted into marijauna-smoking devices. As of the writing of this article, apples remain legal.
The Washington Times, however, offers Alexander's full -- and much more severe -- quote:
"It's no secret that these products are used for the sole purpose of smoking marijuana," said Miss Alexander, Ward 7 Democrat, who proposed the legislation. "If we are serious about fighting drugs in our communities, we must sponsor this measure."
And with this one bill under consideration, the council could very well get rid of Washington's entire marijuana supply, forever.
Jim Newell advocates for children's health in such news outlets as Wonkette and IvyGate.