Ky. company says DC ban on cigar wrappers illegal

    WASHINGTON (AP) ? A District of Columbia law aimed at making it tougher for kids to get materials that can be used to smoke marijuana is under fire from a tobacco company.

    The Kentucky-based National Tobacco Company argued in court Friday that a 2010 law that banned the sale of wrapping papers used to roll cigars was vague and unconstitutional and should not stand. The company, the fourth largest manufacturer of roll-your-own tobacco products in the nation, asked a federal judge to bar the city from enforcing its ban.

    At the time city lawmakers passed the ban, which has apparently never been enforced, they said the only purpose of cigar paper is for illegal drug use.