Supreme Court refuses to hear lawsuit against Colorado marijuana

Capelli D'Angelo

Panorama of the west facade of United States Supreme Court Building at dusk in Washington, D.C., USA (Photo Credit: Wikipedia).
Panorama of the west facade of United States Supreme Court Building at dusk in Washington, D.C., USA (Photo Credit: Wikipedia).

A lawsuit filed against Colorado was dismissed Monday by the Supreme Court. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the case claiming that legalization of marijuana has affected the welfare of their citizens, according to NBC News. 

These states argue that marijuana is crossing into their borders to an extent of needing additional enforcement to patrol certain areas. The lawsuit does not directly criticize legalization of the drug, but instead how it is being produced and manufactured.

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Justice Clarence Thompson admitted that “the plaintiff states have made a reasonable case.” However, only him and fellow Justice Samuel Alito dissented.

The Supreme Court was advised not to hear the case by the Obama Justice Department. To read more about the hearing, check out the full article

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