COLORADO: A lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska that asks the U.S. Supreme court to curtail Colorado’s new recreational marijuana law could have dire consequences for all three states, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said.
Colorado argued in a response to the lawsuit that Nebraska and Oklahoma were trying to reach across their borders and selectively invalidate state laws with which they disagree.
Coffman said if the U.S. Supreme Court sides with the two states that border Colorado, the decision would take away the regulatory system that Colorado has built, but leave the legalization vote intact. Details of the potential impact on the hard-fought regulations on the marijuana industry were not available.
“I don’t see anything but chaos on the other end of that decision,” Coffman said at the Club 20 spring meeting Saturday in Grand Junction.