These two states tried to have Colorado's legal pot ruled unconstitutional, but the Supreme Court told them to take a hike
The supreme court on Monday rejected an effort by Nebraska and Oklahoma to have Colorado’s pot legalisation declared unconstitutional.
The justices did not comment about their dismissal of the lawsuit that the states filed directly against their neighbour.
The court also ordered Massachusetts’ top court to look again at the state’s ban on stun guns.
Nebraska and Oklahoma argued that Colorado’s law allowing recreational marijuana use by adults ran foul of federal anti-drug laws. The states also said that legalised pot in Colorado was spilling across the borders, complicating their own anti-drug efforts and draining state resources.
The Obama administration sided with Colorado, despite its opposition to making marijuana use legal.
Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito would have heard the states’ lawsuit.