States battle over legalized marijuana

(NBC News) – Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a case with the U.S Supreme Court against Colorado, alleging that Colorado’s Amendment 64, legalizing recreational marijuana, is unconstitutional.

Former U.S. Attorney Troy Eid says he’s not surprised this case has finally come, and the plaintiffs don’t surprise him either.

“These states didn’t vote for marijuana decriminalization or otherwise but now they’re bearing the effects so they’re looking to Colorado to put aside it’s law,” Eid says.

In their filing to the Supreme Court the two states argue that Colorado’s law does not supersede federal law which classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug. They’re asking the Supreme Court to overturn Amendment 64. They also argue marijuana from Colorado means increased costs for their states.

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