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COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE URGES UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT TO THROW OUT INTERSTATE MARIJUANA LAWSUIT

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today responded to the lawsuit filed in the United States Supreme Court by the Attorneys General of Nebraska and Oklahoma. That action, Nebraska and Oklahoma v. Colorado (Case No. 144, Original), seeks to overturn citizen-initiated laws that enable the state to monitor and control recreational marijuana businesses. Nebraska and Oklahoma now have the opportunity to respond to Colorado’s filing within two weeks. At this stage, the only decision before the Court is whether or not it will accept the case for consideration on the merits or dismiss Nebraska and Oklahoma’s complaint.
 
The following statement is to be attributed to Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman:
 
“My office remains committed to defending Colorado’s law. At the same time, I share our border states’ concerns regarding illegal marijuana activity, and my office, as well as our partner state and local law enforcement agencies, are committed to stopping marijuana diversion. This lawsuit, however, even if successful, won’t fix America’s national drug policy—at least not without leadership from Washington, D.C., which remains noticeably absent.”
 
 
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