Feds Side With Colorado Over Marijuana Lawsuit

The U.S. Department of Justice has sided with Colorado in a federal lawsuit over the state’s recreational marijuana market.

A year ago, Nebraska and Oklahoma sued Colorado through the U.S. Supreme Court. The states argued Colorado had pre-empted federal law on marijuana and that the drug was pouring across their borders as a result.

But the U.S. Solicitor General, the Justice Department’s top courtroom lawyer, countered there’s a high bar for the U.S. Supreme Court to get involved in such interstate disputes and urged the high court not to hear the case. The government argues Nebraska and Oklahoma haven’t suffered direct or substantial injury.

Colorado, the government says, doesn’t permit pot buyers to take their marijuana across state borders. And importantly, the two states suing Colorado haven’t alleged that said Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr.

– Read more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/feds-side-colorado-over-marijuana-lawsuit

9 comments
Christine Armstrong
Christine Armstrong

This is great that Feds sided with CO, now they can use that money hopefully for good things such as giving money back to schools, homeless shelters, and various other community programs where funding constantly gets cut by the same who complain about social issues.

Nick LaPanse
Nick LaPanse

Can we somehow merge Texas, Nebraska and Oklahoma all together and kick them out..? Our country would be mmmmmuch better off!

Jordan Williams
Jordan Williams

Seems like the easiest way to solve this problem would be for those states to legalize

Donnie Thorpe
Donnie Thorpe

NE. and OK. are very conservative states, usually the first to scream "Less Goverment!!" Finger that out?