Colorado AG Reacts To Nebraska, Oklahoma Marijuana Lawsuit

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The Colorado Attorney General's Office responded to an interstate marijuana lawsuit that involves Nebraska on Friday.

Back in December Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning teamed up with his Oklahoma counterpart to file a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking declaration that Colorado's legalization of marijuana is unconstitutional.

On Friday, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman responded, stating she shared Nebraska's concerns but was committed to defending her state's laws.

"My office, as well as our partner state and local law enforcement agencies, are committed to stopping marijuana diversion," wrote Coffman. "This lawsuit, however, even if successful, won't fix America's national drug policy-at least not without leadership from Washington, D.C., which remains noticeably absent."

A 36-page legal response was also filed. According to the Nebraska Attorney General's Office, that complaint will be received by the U.S. Supreme Court early next week. Once the document is filed Nebraska and Oklahoma will wait to hear from the court.

Bruning, and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, have stated that the marijuana activity in Colorado has led to heavy trafficking in states where the drug is still considered illegal. Bruning has stated that it creates an unnecessary burden on Nebraska.

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