City may consider stronger law on blunts

Blunts – or cigar wrappers than can be used to smoke drugs – are easily accessible in Midtown. They’re often cherry or strawberry flavored to attract young buyers.

City Councilman John Sharp said he expects the city to soon pass another law targeting the sales of blunt wraps, which are cigar wrappers often used to smoke drugs.

The wrappers are sometimes given a strawberry or grape flavor in order to attract young buyers, Sharp said.

It is illegal to sell them to people under the age of 18, but the current law on that is difficult to enforce, Sharp said, so a new one is taking shape.

Earlier this month, the council passed a law requiring convenience stores that sell blunts to keep them behind the counter instead of out next to candy or other items.

Businesses that break that law can be fined up to $1,000.

Sharp made his remarks to the Board of Police Commissioners at its board meeting last week.

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