Colorado Neighbors Lose Marijuana Lawsuit
Nebraska and Oklahoma's lawsuit against the state of Colorado over marijuana legalization has been rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Unhappy about marijuana being transported across state lines and having to dedicate law enforcement efforts to fighting the drug within their borders, Oklahoma and Nebraska had filed a lawsuit against Colorado hoping to get the legalization of marijuana overturned.
According to Reuters, the Supreme Court has declined to hear the case, although Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito said they would have been willing to hear the case.
It looks like Colorado's neighbors will have to contend with the possibility and likelihood that pot is going to be transported across Colorado's borders regardless of it's legality or lack of legality in their respective states.
Ultimately, it feels like states surrounding Colorado - and others in the country - will eventually bow to the "if you can't beat them, join them" mentality. At least for now, it's been made clear that you can't "beat them".