Supreme Court Expected to Announce Decision on Colorado Marijuana Suit


The legal marijuana industry may soon be going before the U.S. Supreme Court. According to the Denver Post, the Supreme Court is imminently expected to announce a decision as to whether or not it will hear a suit brought against Colorado for its marijuana licensing system.

The suit was filed by the neighboring states of Oklahoma and Nebraska, who argue that Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is in violation of federal law and has put an excessive burden on law enforcement in their home states.

Despite the fact that the legal marijuana industry is technically in violation of federal law, the Obama Administration has urged the Supreme Court not to take up the case.

Although it is not known how the Justices will rule, many believe that the court will not take up the case due to the death of Justice Scalia. With an evenly divided court, it would be difficult to reach a consensus.

William Sumner is a freelance writer and marijuana journalist located in Panama City, FL. Passionate about writing, William is dedicated to journalistic integrity and providing quality insight on current events. You can follow him on Twitter @W_Sumner.

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