Group Files Lawsuit Against Colorado Over Pot Laws
A cabal of cannabis -haters has arrived in Colorado in a poor attempt to sperate the pulse of legalized cannabis in the U.S. On Thursday, the Safe Streets Alliance, an cut-rate organization managed by a former crony of the Reagan Administration, filed a federal lawsuit which debates that Colorado’s legal marijuana is a violation of racketeering laws and should not be used.
The lawsuit arrives only two months after neighboring states Oklahoma and Nebraska created a storm in the Supreme Court over Colorado’s one-year-old pot market being a direct infringement of the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Safe Streets, a coalition spread out through the U.S. supposedly acting “to reduce violent crime in America,” is aiming for the necks of several leading officials in Colorado, even members of the state’s retail cannabis market for being involved in organized crime activity.
The trouble given by this lynch mob of democracy alleges that, “state and local officials in Colorado are violating federal law by promoting the commercialization of marijuana. Safe Streets is asking the federal courts to order Colorado officials to comply with federal law and stop issuing state licenses to deal illegal drugs,” according to details given in the statement.
In an attempt to give their case a backbone, Safe Streets is asking for testimony from individuals and companies that believe they have been hurt by the passing of laws permitting the existence of the Colorado marijuana industry. “Safe Streets hopes that its use of the federal racketeering laws will serve as a model for other business and property owners who have been injured by the rise of the commercial marijuana industry.” The plan is to overthrow the passing of Amendment 64 and collect damages for anyone experiencing a loss as a outcome of this blatant disregard for federal statutes.
Yet, while public policy experts state this is a unique stand point to combating drug reform, Safe Streets is setting themselves up for failure because they are actually lobbying for a return of black market nonsense. “I doubt this lawsuit will be successful but, if it is, its primary effect will be to push marijuana back into the hands of the cartel- and gang-controlled black market,” Tom Angell, with Marijuana Majority, released to The Washington Post.
Mason Tvert, Director of Communications at the Marijuana Policy Project, comply with Angell, debating that it goes against common sense to terminate a law that would put hundreds of millions of dollars back into the grasp of dangerous, illegal managers. “It’s hard to imagine why anyone would prefer marijuana be controlled by criminals instead of by tightly regulated businesses,” Tvert told Reuters. “If drug cartels relied on litigation instead of violence, this is the lawsuit they would file.”
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