Fri 19 Dec 2014
There’s some trouble brewing between Colorado and some of its neighboring states, according to the Denver Post. Apparently, Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit directly with the Supreme court on Thursday that claims “the State of Colorado has created a dangerous gap in the federal drug control system.”
“Marijuana flows from this gap into neighboring states, undermining Plaintiff States’ own marijuana bans, draining their treasuries, and placing stress on their criminal justice systems,” the lawsuit alleges.
However, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said in a statement that he will defend the state’s legalization of marijuana.” He says the lawsuit is “without merit.”
“Because neighboring states have expressed concern about Colorado-grown marijuana coming into their states, we are not entirely surprised by this action,” Suthers said. “However, it appears the plaintiffs’ primary grievance stems from non-enforcement of federal laws regarding marijuana, as opposed to choices made by the voters of Colorado.”
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