Bishop pushes to make selling 'blunt wraps' illegal

March 14, 2010 3:46:24 PM PDT
A Chicago pastor is launching an effort to ban stores across Illinois from selling so-called "blunt wraps."Bishop Larry Trotter spoke about it during services Sunday morning at Sweet Holy Spirit Church. He held up blunt wraps that he said he purchased at a store near the church.

Trotter said young people can use the wraps to conceal illegal drugs, like marijuana.

"We need to stop people from bringing things and making them available to our children and making them drug addicts," Trotter said.

Bills to ban the sale of the wraps are already moving through the Illinois House and Senate.

Bishop Trotter is circulating a petition, and he asked his congregation to contact lawmakers and urge them to support the ban.

He is launching a 50-church campaign to gather support for the ban and says he already has the backing of several mayors and law enforcement officials.