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Sheriffs Claim Federal Law Preempts State Law in Colorado

Today Sheriffs and Prosecutors from Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas challenged Colorado’s Amendment 64 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.  Adopted by Colorado voters in November 2012, Amendment 64 has created troubling challenges for law-enforcement officers and prosecutors in both Colorado and in its neighboring states.  The plaintiffs’ lawsuit cited a “crisis of conscience,” conflicts between federal and state laws governing marijuana, and a substantial diversion of resources and additional economic burden to taxpayers in neighboring states.

“Amendment 64 creates a constitutional challenge for all our sheriffs,” said Sheriff Justin Smith of Larimer County, Colorado, the lead plaintiff Continue reading Sheriffs Claim Federal Law Preempts State Law in Colorado

Policy Leads to Lawsuits, Extreme 911 Emergencies

In the year commercial marijuana sales began, 2014, Colorado had 3 unnecessary deaths in 2014, not including traffic fatalities. The state has spent an unprecedented amount on emergency medical treatment and to combat fires from hash oil explosions, at TAXPAYERS’ expense. Before another state votes legalizes marijuana, look what has happened in Colorado:

• Toddler Levi Welton died in a fire while parents smoked pot with friends and left the 2-yr-old and 5-yr old in another room, January.

• In March, 19-year exchange student Levy Thamba Pongi jumped 4 stories to his death after eating pot cookie. Continue reading Policy Leads to Lawsuits, Extreme 911 Emergencies