Sheriffs in three states sue to weed out recreational marijuana in Colorado

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    DENVER — Ten sheriffs from three different states sued Colorado Thursday for decriminalizing marijuana — joining a handful of recent legal challenges urging courts to strike down the state’s legalization of recreational pot.

    The sheriffs from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska say that Colorado’s 2012 marijuana legalization vote violates federal law.

    “A state may not establish its own policy that is directly counter to federal policy against trafficking in controlled substance,” the sheriffs argue in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver.

    The lawsuit is the latest legal challenge to legal weed. Nebraska and Oklahoma have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down marijuana legalization in Colorado. The Supreme Court hasn’t said yet whether it will hear that case.

    A group of Colorado residents have filed their own federal challenge, saying marijuana reduces property values.

    The sheriffs note that more than half of Colorado’s recreational pot sales last year were sold to out-of-state visitors, according to data from Colorado’s marijuana regulators. The sheriffs say the weed is spilling across state lines. Even in Colorado, the sheriffs say, legal weed forces police officers to violate federal drug law.

    “The scheme enacted by Colorado for retail marijuana is contrary and obstructive” to federal drug laws, the sheriffs argue.

    Marijuana legalization opponents joined a news conference in Washington, D.C., Thursday and praised the legal challenges.

    “Although states should be able to determine appropriate penalties, we need uniform federal drug laws regarding legalization,” Kevin Sabet, head of the group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, said in a statement.

    But the lawsuit was brushed off by others, including U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat who supports legal marijuana.

    “This lawsuit is a silly attempt to circumvent the will of Colorado voters and is a waste of time,” Polis said in a statement.

    The Colorado plaintiffs are Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day, Elbert County Sheriff Shayne Herp, Hinsdale County Sheriff Ronald Bruce, Kiowa County Sheriff Casey Sheridan and Delta County sheriff Frederick McKee.

    The Nebraska plaintiffs are Deuel County Sheriff Adam Hayward, Deuel County Attorney Paul Shaub, Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson and Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman.

    The Kansas plaintiffs are Sherman County Sheriff Burton Pianalto and Charles Moser, attorney for Sherman, Wallace and Greeley counties.

    Colorado’s attorney general’s office, which will defend the state pot law in all three lawsuits, did not immediately respond to the sheriffs’ filing Thursday.

    Colorado has until March 27 to respond to the lawsuit from Nebraska and Oklahoma.
     
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    1st time i see some 1 puff it with chop sticks. A+ on the bud tho.
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Medical marijuana is supposedly legal in Ca, but individual sheriff departments make dispensary owners lives a living hell.
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Would you want some buttcrack scratching hippy touching your stuff with his fingers.
     
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    law enforcement use anti maryjane laws as a gateway to arrest, search property, seize property, and to find other unrelated offenses...all he/she needs to claim is: i smell maryjane..
     
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    Small town Sheriffs have no other way to raise money but on the back of the fake war on drugs. Of course they are going to fight to keep it.
     
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    And THIS is why federal marijana laws need to go away
     
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    ...what are they afraid of? people do way dumber stuff on alcohol vs. weed.
     
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    You ever drive through a small town at night? You will get pulled over by the local Nazi every time, looking for anyway they can to get money out of you. that is one cancer on our society that seems to be ignored.
     
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    I've dabbled in the Seattle rec stuff, not something.I'll get hooked on or use often for sure. Its all preference, some edible gummies had me fucked.up the other night haha.
     
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    I know of towns that have like 1200 residents yet they have a sheriff department, police department and highway patrol. Takes a lot of money to fund all that. Why is it needed in such a small town? Good question.
     
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    Free country yet ya cant drive at night with out getting pulled over.
     
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    Yep, the neighborhood I used to live in had a number of dispensaries that got shut down, so instead of storefronts, it sends the transactions back to the alleys and parks. Makes no sense.
     
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    $44 million in tax revenue last year. Good luck with that sheriff..














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    It makes sense from a law enforcement standpoint. More arrests, more funding for the so-called war on dugs. It's big business the war on citizens.