Colorado faces another marijuana lawsuit

Ponca City Now - February 19, 2015 9:07 am

DENVER (AP) – Colorado is already being sued by two neighboring states – including Oklahoma – for legalizing marijuana. Now the state faces an additional federal lawsuit from its own citizens.

Plaintiffs who oppose legal weed are appealing to federal courts to try to shut down Colorado’s $800-million-a-year marijuana industry. They plan to announce details of the claim Thursday morning at the state Capitol.

The lawsuit is being sponsored by a group called the Safe Streets Alliance. The group is based in Washington D.C. and opposes marijuana legalization.

Colorado is also being sued by Nebraska and Oklahoma for legalizing marijuana in 2012. In that case, Colorado has until March 27 to tell the U.S. Supreme Court why it thinks Nebraska and Oklahoma are wrong.

 

Latest Stories

Budget Break Down

By Sen. Roger Thompson, Senate Appropriations Chair   In the weeks leading up to the legislative...

Legislators Launch Mental Health Caucus to Address Ongoing Crisis

OKLAHOMA CITY – Twenty-eight members of the Oklahoma Legislature today announced the formation of a bipartisan,...

Oklahoma COVID-19 Update for 15 January, 2021

As of the latest report, there have been 348,044 cases of COVID-19 in the State of...