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Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Legalization

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Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Legalization

Hater alert. Colorado’s two neighboring states have had enough of the happy, high and freewheeling time residents of the Centennial State were having smoking weed whenever they felt like it. To take matter into their own hands, the two states’ attorney generals have teamed up together citing increased law enforcement costs at the border between states as just part of the reason Colorado should shut down their recreational program. John Bruning of Nebraska and Scott Pruit of Oklahoma want to put an end to it.

“Nebraska taxpayers have to bear the cost,” Bruning said. “We can’t afford to divert resources to deal with Colorado’s problem.”

The other reason they want to shut the program down? Because it’s still, literally, illegal to grow, sell, smoke or eat cannabis under federal law. Legalization at the state-level directly violates the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, which mandates that federal law takes precedence over state law. The two AGs are arguing that the Controlled Substances Act, which states that cannabis has no medical benefits whatsoever, should take precedence over Colorado‘s marijuana legalization law. Essentially, they want cannabis to be illegal again.

“Federal law undisputedly prohibits the production and sale of marijuana,” Bruning said. “Colorado has undermined the United States Constitution, and I hope the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold our constitutional principles.”

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers released a statement in defense of the state’s marijuana laws.

“Because neighboring states have expressed concern about Colorado-grown marijuana coming into their states, we are not entirely surprised by this action,” Suthers said. “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.”

What do you think about the Nebraska and Oklahoma suing Colorado? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

39 Comments

39 Comments

  1. keith

    December 21, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    If they don’t like they just need to stay at home an kill them selves with alcohol.

  2. Katie

    December 21, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I think they need to legalize it too, problem solved. And, revenue increased to boot!

  3. Greg

    December 21, 2014 at 7:17 am

    GROW THE FUCK UP, ITS JUST A FUCKING PLANT.

    I hope those ags know that marijuana will be legalized at the fedral level soon enough. They bitch and complaint that colorados pot is crossing over into thier states only now that it has been legalize but what about the last 100 or so years. ?

  4. Catbuds

    December 20, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Always a miserable bastard trying to make others as miserable as they are! Back the fuck off & keep your nose in your OWN business…. Oh… that’s right….. you think CONTROL ING others IS your business!
    — Well u know the saying…. misery enjoys company!!!!
    — Can’t we just assassinate these meddling ass holes?

  5. Catbuds

    December 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Bruning’s a fucking ASS! The only freedom that should be allowed is HIS freedom to control others! Fuck him with a splintreed 2 x 4!!!!

  6. Anthony Abbiss

    December 20, 2014 at 2:06 am

    All I can say is a little to late. My loving wife & I had to drive through your beautiful state of Oklahoma to visit my folks in Arkansas. See it was my wife’s last vacation. She was dying with lung cancer. Her Doctor prescribed her pot so she could eat and stay calm. She had been in remission for almost 6 months and doing great. Well, that’s until Deputy Dumb fuck Officer V. Roland badge 231 pulled us over and found a joint in her cig. pack. Even after telling him it was prescribed to her. He still scared her half to death. Telling her he was going to arrest her for a felony. Had the K-9 dog go through everything. And then told me to throw the joint on the ground and smash it and get into our truck and handed me a warning for driving to close. As everybody knows stress will bring cancer back into a persons body. It wasn’t more than a week when we got back home that my wife’s cancer had come back 100x stronger than before. I lost my wife two months latter. I blame Officer V. Roland Badge 231 solely for my wife’s death. And I hope when it’s your time bud. I hope you dye a painful death as my wife did. Oh by the way. Your K-9 had more brains than you did that day. He found the oz under the jacket. You found the joint in the jacket. Dumb ass

  7. jay fraser

    December 19, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    GROW UP OR STAY IN YOUR OWN YARD.

    • debra

      December 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      I live in Oklahoma and this is the most fucked up state I’ve ever seen!!! Scott pruitt and mary fallen are the biggest bitches, they complain about the state being in trouble, no money, legalize marijuana dumbasses and oklahoma will be in just as good shape as colorado !!! My husband and i back you all the way colorado !!! Pruitt and fallen is just going to embarress all oklahoma residents yet once again !! Way to go kudos !””

  8. damian

    December 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    to the dumb a** ags in both nebraska and oklahoma one cannabis is a sacraligious substance meaning its a religious substance used for reaching a higher level of enlightenment in over 20 religions inclueding my own so its illegal statis is against the constatution and shouldnt be baned in any form two the federal government owns the patent stating its medical applications so it shouldnt be on the controlled substance list to began with and three congress has just passed a bill that states that federal systems have no power over what the states legalize or not so your just wasting your states money so please roll one open your eyes and get on with your life your holding us all back

  9. zach

    December 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    That’s the most stupid thing I have ever herd. And the power belongs to the states and the people that reside in them. And giving more power to the Federal Govt is giving more of our freedom up, and more of our humanity. Quit trying to conquer the human species

  10. Brandon

    December 19, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    All they have to do is socied from the union and become there own country… Texas has threatened to do that several times when the federal govt thought about taking away gun rights… So other states and go fuck off

  11. Rob

    December 19, 2014 at 11:24 am

    How bout this. Legalize it.. or dont… imma smoke it n eat it anyways. Hasnt ever stopped me before. Quit wasting your time and mine n go bust a meth lab.

  12. Joshua Temple

    December 19, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I say who cares about the states who want to enforce stupid laws is time for Feds to reschedule weed and put this to rest. No one has ant right to tell another what they can or can not use.

  13. Corina

    December 19, 2014 at 10:14 am

    As of yesterday medicinal marijuana is NO longer illegal under FEDERAL law!!

  14. John Gill

    December 19, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I have been taking mmj for over half my life for pain from a broken back.
    Its alot better than the heroin they give you in a pill!

  15. Friday

    December 19, 2014 at 8:14 am

    This is is crazy. Oklahoma and Nebraska should be sued for not minding their own F in business. If they don’t like the decision of Colorado stay out of Colorado. I’m not a smoker myself but it should be legalized if you can drink alcohol and be prescribed heavy narcoticswhat’s the big deal about a little mother nature?

  16. Eddie

    December 19, 2014 at 7:52 am

    I think if the Colorado AG brings up the amount of tax revenue theyve brought in through Marijuana the situation might be looked at more carefully I mean if the cost has gone up so much to increase marijuana trafficking prevention why not come to an agreement where 10% of the tax revenue should be diverted to one state and another 10% to the other to help pay for trafficking prevention. Or you know those 2 states plus the other 44 states should just legalize it and sit back and collect there taxs and STFU Marijuana is way less dangerous than most legal prescriptions…

  17. Caadfael

    December 19, 2014 at 5:53 am

    A mixture of sour grapes and willful stupidity !!

  18. Hannya

    December 19, 2014 at 5:40 am

    all of us are waiting for our state to be legalized and I think the only reason they biotch about it cuz I’m sure the people over yander are dieig more and Colorados death from cancer and all that stuff has reduced so I’m sure there pissed and I’m sure about 50% of the time a stoner walks over there

  19. Lucian

    December 19, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Nebraska and Oklahoma just need to sit down, hit the bong, and chill out. It’s not as big of a deal as they are making it.

  20. Low P

    December 19, 2014 at 4:01 am

    The way I see it either ppl are goin too buy weed from there dealer or they are gonna get it from the store, the same way ppl are either gonna get it from Colorado or its gonna come from another country or state…. Ppl are gonna get what they want whether the government let’s them or not…. We will jus take it back too the moonshine days…..IM JUS BEING HONEST

  21. Stoner

    December 19, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Just ridiculous

  22. Nicholas

    December 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Wow

  23. Austin o

    December 18, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    If the state wants cannabis then the state gets cannabis. I could care less what the federal government says. If its legal under my states legislation then its allowed. Now nebraska and Oklahoma will always have a massive population of stoners because The US uses lots of pot. They should just legalize now because the whole nation will soon be legal

  24. Braiden

    December 18, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I live In Oklahoma, and I think this is stupid. We should just legalize it ourselves and then bam no more issue.

  25. Eric

    December 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    My personal opinion is that our so called elected leaders should pull their heads out an actually look at the research that is present. I think it should be upto thevoters an not some pigheaded sob that sits in an office making up laws for us americans

  26. hogboy

    December 18, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    The truth is that these states are making money on the state lines. It’s called The-Rope-a-Doep, program, haters please stick your Crucifixes

  27. Amanda

    December 18, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Haters!!!!!

  28. Ed

    December 18, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Tobacco and alcohol dont have any medical benefits either why dont they want to make that illegal too?? I think they are just jealous.. For me Weed helps me sleep easier no longer need pills to help me sleep early and it also relieves my stress… When you get fusterated i see no difference between “i need a cigarette” and “i need a joint”

  29. Joshua

    December 18, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    There is nothing wrong with marijuana it help ppl n different type of disorders it helps me with my pain n my mpd n my bipolar

  30. Ashley

    December 18, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Oh man!!! Jealous much!!! This is is just a way to get attention because we have taken all their tourism lol

  31. Cindy Hill

    December 18, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    whenever someone is busted for marijuana part of their fine is to pay investigative cost. or at least that’s how the state of Florida works it. If these two states are so hell bent on busting people for marijuana, the people who are violating the law should cover the cost. but seriously are they going to try to tell Colorado what to do? Let them smoke weed;-) back in the late sixties early seventies law enforcement use to turn their heads to us smoking joints at concerts why can’t they do that now. Ps I got tired of paying fines and moved to California ,got medical use legal

  32. Jaw Nink

    December 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    LEGALIZE MARIJUANA & ALL THE PROBLEMS GO AWAY. MAKING IT ILLEGAL JUST CREATES MORE PROBLEMS. WOULDNT YOU WANT PEOPLE FARMING AND GROWING TO HELP OUR AIR INSTEAD OF GOING TO JAIL OVER A PLANT. TAKES AWAY THE CRIME SIDE AND EVERYONE CAN RELAX AND JOIN IN A NICE PEACEFUL SMOKING SESSION YA FEEL ME?

  33. Erich

    December 18, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Nebraska and Oklahoma attorney generals need to engage their own law enforcement in a conversation that goes a little like this:

    Stop wasting your goddamn time and the money of our state taxpayers harassing people who consume a flower that makes them happy, and crack down on real crime where there actual victims. Protect and serve, not be a an asshole

  34. tim

    December 18, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    if they can’t remember the federal government has just passed a law that pretty much says that the federal government cannot do anything about state choosing to have medical or legal cannabis

  35. Curtis

    December 18, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    What are they going to do when the president sign the bill that is going to legalize marijuana and to tell the federal government to back.

  36. Kimi

    December 18, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    This coming on the heels of the Feds quietly passing legislation saying they will no longer enforce federal law in legal states. Way to waste taxpayer money!!

  37. Lou

    December 18, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    They should be asking for tips instead of cryin. Colorado has made over a billion in taxes off it employed thousands and is a leader in why it should be decrimalized

  38. Joseph

    December 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    That’s why they should just legalize it rather than bitchn about it

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