17 December 2015

U.S. Backs Colorado In Pot Lawsuit Brought By Nebraska and Oklahoma

The solicitor-general of the United States has decided to back the state of Colorado in a lawsuit brought against the state in the United States Supreme Court by the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma, basically alleging that legal marijuana in Colorado is a nuisance that creates law enforcement work for them across the border.  The solicitor-general has argued that the Court's original jurisdiction should not recognize this kind of cause of action.

The suit was filed a year ago and is progressing very slowly.

The U.S. stance continues an Obama administration policy of taking no affirmative action on the merits to support marijuana legalization, but also not taking affirmative action to interfere with state experimentation, where possible.

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