Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt smells a skunk.
Last week, Oklahoma and Nebraska jointly filed written arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court that requested permission to sue Colorado over its marijuana laws.
If this entity were based south of our border, the federal government would prosecute it as a drug cartel, the brief stated.
It also argued that Colorados legalization of pot and regulation of the pot industry makes it complicit in the drugs transport into bordering states, thereby impinging the rights and laws of neighboring states and skirting federal law.
Supreme Court justices must approve a sovereign states request to sue another before a suit can move forward. Both states made a similar request over a year ago, but it was denied.
Indeed, targeting distributors and wholesalers, rather than street-level users, has always been the federal enforcement priority, yet here DOJ wants to give the mastermind a pass and blame the whole problem on Joe Blunt, the document claimed.
The legal brief also argued, The State of Colorado authorizes, oversees, protects, and profits from a sprawling $100-million-per-month marijuana growing, processing, and retailing organization that exported thousands of pounds of marijuana to some 36 States in 2014.
We at Chicken-Fried News wanted to read all of the 15-page document, but some dude named Joe just walked into our office asking the time. Got a minute?