In a new lawsuit, Nebraska and Oklahoma are claiming that “marijuana flows from (Colorado) into neighboring states, undermining Plaintiff States’ own marijuana bans, draining their treasuries, and placing stress on their criminal justice systems.”
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning echoed that sentiment in a news conference on Thursday: “Nebraska taxpayers have to bear the cost. We can’t afford to divert resources to deal with Colorado’s problem.”
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers responded thusly: “We believe this suit is without merit and we will vigorously defend against it in the U.S. Supreme Court.”
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Colorado legalization lawsuit:
Special report from The Cannabist
News: Nebraska, Oklahoma sue Colorado over laws legalizing recreational marijuana; Colorado’s AG John Suthers says, “We believe this suit is without merit and we will vigorously defend against it in the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Top tweets: “Nebraska and Oklahoma want to ruin everything” and others
Details: Read the text of the lawsuit filed in U.S. Supreme Court
Response: In one perfect comment, this reader summarizes the pot lawsuit against Colorado