COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE WILL DEFEND STATE’S MARIJUANA LAWS FROM LAWSUIT BY BORDERING STATES
DENVER—Today, the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma announced that they have filed an original action in the United States Supreme Court against the State of Colorado alleging that Colorado’s Amendment 64 and its implementing legislation regarding recreational marijuana is unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
In response to today’s lawsuit, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement:
“Because neighboring states have expressed concern about Colorado-grown marijuana coming into their states, we are not entirely surprised by this action. 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. We believe this suit is without merit and we will vigorously defend against it in the U.S. Supreme Court.”
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DateDecember 18th, 2014