Marijuana Legalization

By Selencia Word

Legalization and Lawsuits

With the passing off Amendment 64 in 2012, to Colorado's state constitution, recreational marijuana use became legal. Two years later, the first marijuana dispensaries were opened for business. By February of the following year, though no sign of negative impact, either morally or legally, had been reported, many entities found it their moral obligation to attack Colorado's decision to legalize the plant recreationally as Colorado's laws seem to attack the federal constitution's ruling.

Lawsuits In Action

The plaintiffs, who have filed two lawsuits, are members of the Washington D.C., based group Safe Streets, argue that Colorado's legislation violates the federal ruling that marijuana, as a controlled substance, is illegal, using the Supremacy clause as a major backing point.