Nebraska, Oklahoma Meddling with Colorado Pot Law
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Nebraska, Oklahoma Meddling with Colorado Pot Law
Posted by CN Staff on December 20, 2014 at 06:03:44 PT
By The Denver Post Editorial Board
Source: Denver Post
Colorado -- No one has ever doubted the federal government has the power to shut down Colorado's commercial marijuana outlets, as well as its manufacturing and growing facilities.Federal agents could close every medical marijuana facility, too. But they have chosen not to, wisely deferring to the popular will in Colorado and other states that have legalized marijuana for recreational or medicinal use.
Yet that decision obviously rankles the attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma, who seem to have a lot of time on their hands. They've filed a lawsuit whose goal seems to be to prod the federal government into a crackdown on Colorado's commercial pot businesses, or at least prompt a court order against continued implementation of Amendment 64.These two Republicans seem to have a highly selective appreciation of federalism  which is to say no appreciation whatsoever when it comes to drug laws.Their excuse is that Colorado's laws undermine the U.S. war on drugs and create enforcement problems for their own states."In passing and enforcing Amendment 64," the lawsuit said, "the state of Colorado has created a dangerous gap in the federal drug control measures enacted by the United States Congress. Marijuana flows from this gap into neighboring states, undermining [their] own marijuana bans, draining their treasuries, and placing stress on their criminal justice systems."SnippedComplete Article: The GCWSource: Denver Post (CO)Published: November 19, 2014Copyright: 2014 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews   -- Cannabis  Archives 
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Comment #7 posted by runruff on December 20, 2014 at 07:18:56 PT
Hey Pat-D
I would like to like next door to BubbleBoy! I would drive him insane.At 29 you will live to enjoy the fruits of our many sacrifices. That makes me feel really good!It is good to meet you, Pat-D!
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on December 20, 2014 at 07:18:45 PT
I voted!
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Comment #5 posted by The GCW on December 20, 2014 at 07:01:11 PT
POLLDo you support Nebraska and Oklahoma's attempt to have Colorado's commercial marijuana rules declared unconstitutional?YesNo
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on December 20, 2014 at 06:59:29 PT
In one perfect comment, this reader summarizes Neb., Okla.s pot lawsuit"Ah, the upset neighbors. Calling the cops about the house party next door."
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on December 20, 2014 at 06:52:30 PT
A comment from that Editorial:
"I'm afraid my run as a registered Republican has come to an end. The Republican party doesn't stand for freedom from government. Count me as a Libertarian from now on, who will vote Democrat whenever it supports individual freedom."-0-Give the Repubs a platform every time the cannabis issue comes up. We need them.-0-Young voters listen up!
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on December 20, 2014 at 06:42:08 PT
All have one thing in common, they think soap is a substitute for conscience.
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on December 20, 2014 at 06:35:50 PT
These two Republicans
These two Republicans...Maybe this law suit will take 2 years, attract lots of attention and sway young voters. 2016 elections are gonna be big.Make sure Repub's have every opportunity to speak. -Who says Repub's aren't helping the cause?
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