Officials Defend Legalization at US Supreme Court
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Officials Defend Legalization at US Supreme Court
Posted by CN Staff on March 27, 2015 at 16:25:26 PT
By John Ingold, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Washington, D.C. -- Arguing that two neighboring states are dangerously meddling with Colorado's marijuana laws, state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a landmark lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma over marijuana legalization.In a brief submitted in response to the lawsuit, Coffman wrote that Nebraska and Oklahoma "filed this case in an attempt to reach across their borders and selectively invalidate state laws with which they disagree."
The two states' lawsuit seeks to strike down Colorado's licensing of recreational marijuana stores. Nebraska and Oklahoma officials argue that the stores have caused a flood of marijuana into their states, stretching their law enforcement agencies thin and threatening their sovereignty.But Coffman argued the lawsuit, if successful, would only worsen problems involving black-market marijuana in all three states. Colorado's regulations for marijuana stores, "are designed to channel demand away from this black market and into a licensed and closely monitored retail system," she wrote.If the stores are closed down, Colorado would be left with laws that legalize marijuana use but do not regulate its supply."This is a recipe for more cross-border trafficking, not less," Coffman wrote.Friday's brief is the first time Colorado officials have had to make a full-throated argument in favor of the state's marijuana legalization laws. In doing so, the brief spends several pages noting states' lengthy history of trying to regulate marijuana, "a product whose use is staggeringly widespread." Nearly half of all states now have laws legalizing recreational or medical use of marijuana, the brief states.SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: John Ingold, The Denver PostPublished: March 27, 2015Copyright: 2015 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews   -- Cannabis  Archives 
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Comment #7 posted by keninsj on March 27, 2015 at 21:29:56 PT:
If everybody here in California gave a raspberry at the same time, it might end the drought. 
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on March 27, 2015 at 21:26:14 PT
What does The GCW say?
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Comment #5 posted by The GCW on March 27, 2015 at 20:59:38 PT
To cannabis prohibitionists, raspberries. 
While cooking dinner together, My wife reminded Me that's a raspberry, too.Wouldn't that be nice if the nation all together gave them raspberries!That's the extent of the contempt for cannabis laws, that We have.*That's what We've been doing, all along!
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on March 27, 2015 at 19:48:18 PT
That's it! LOL!
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Comment #3 posted by kaptinemo on March 27, 2015 at 19:37:51 PT:
A State functionary defending cannabis commerce
To the Supreme Court, no less. Will wonders never cease?And GCW, I was brought up to call that a 'raspberry'. 
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on March 27, 2015 at 18:42:26 PT
You made me laugh!
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on March 27, 2015 at 17:30:29 PT
Excuse My spelling.
You know that strawberry sound kids make when they stick their tongue out and blow...??? I don't know how to spell that but that's what I'm doing.
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