The federal government this week advised the Supreme Court to avoid weighing in on a lawsuit brought by Nebraska and Oklahoma over Colorado’s system of legalized recreational marijuana, according to USA Today.
Nebraska and Oklahoma, which border Colorado, say they are having trouble protecting their borders from the increased flow of marijuana, the article notes. The two states filed a lawsuit against Colorado with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking to block Colorado’s legal marijuana system. The states said Colorado’s law legalizing recreational marijuana is unconstitutional and places a burden on them.
The suit argues that because marijuana is illegal at the federal level, Colorado’s system violates federal interstate commerce laws and the Controlled Substances Act.