Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law

Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s recreational cannabis law, arguing that it creates a “dangerous gap” in federal marijuana policies and is unconstitutional, according to a report by the Denver Post.

If the suit is successful, it could upend marijuana markets in the handful of other states that have legalized recreational cannabis. It could even possibly endanger the medical marijuana industry, depending on what the court’s justices decide.

“Federal law undisputedly prohibits the production and sale of marijuana,” Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said in a statement, according to The Denver Post. “Colorado has undermined the United States Constitution, and I hope the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold our constitutional principles.”

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers replied in a statement of his own that the suit was “without merit,” and pledged to “vigorously defend” Colorado’s marijuana laws.

“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,” Suthers said.

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4 comments on “Nebraska, Oklahoma Ask Supreme Court to Nix Colorado Marijuana Law
  1. and another thing... on

    Really, a law that lets citizens use a plant recreationally is unconstitutional?
    And what about all the ‘Executive Orders’ our POTUS is issuing? That guy is trampling all over our Constitution and these 2 states want to deny the rest of the country? Try outlawing tobacco since that’s a KNOWN KILLER!!!

  2. SillyRabbit on

    This should be good as they challenge the Federal Law with a counter-suit ….. Take it to the high courts there is NO basis for a Schedule One Status!

  3. Ava on

    What a bunch of malarkey! Two other states trying to impose on another’s rights and laws? They are either jealous of Colorado’s amazing effort and results, or they are just completely devoid of any reasoning, logic, and true knowledge of the subject. FAIL.

  4. Jim Parker on

    I live in Oklahoma and I am ill and I have to take many pills each day that I know will kill me . I am trying to move to Colorado for the medical Marijuana that will help me and so that I can get off many of the pills I have to take. Now Oklahoma is trying to stop the move for me God please help me .

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