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posted by CoolHand on Monday March 21 2016, @09:49PM   Printer-friendly
from the going-green dept.

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to Colorado's recreational cannabis law from neighboring states:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lawsuit filed by the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma against their neighbor Colorado over a law approved as a ballot initiative by Colorado voters in 2012 that allows the recreational use of marijuana. The court declined to hear the case filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma, which said that marijuana is being smuggled across their borders and noted that federal law still prohibits the drug. Two conservative justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, said they would have heard the case.

Nebraska and Oklahoma contended that drugs such as marijuana threaten the health and safety of children and argued that Colorado had created "a dangerous gap" in the federal drug control system. Colorado stands by its law. It noted that the Obama administration has indicated the federal government lacks the resources and inclination to enforce fully the federal marijuana ban.

Also at The Washington Post, NYT.

See the Plaintiffs' brief, and Colorado's brief in opposition.

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  • (Score: 2) by Webweasel on Wednesday March 23 2016, @02:29PM

    by Webweasel (567) on Wednesday March 23 2016, @02:29PM (#322087) Homepage Journal

    Oh one other thing to mention.

    If your bro does give up, he will probably have several weeks of UTTERLY INTENSE nightmares.

    I mean sleep terrors, waking up screaming with fear. Physical pain in dreams, horrible horrible nightmares.

    After 2 weeks these fade and your back to "normal". But trust me, a pot smoker in withdrawal is quite likely to suffer from this and want a J before bed to stop this happening. Its (for me) the most horrific part of withdrawal. You don't want to sleep as the experience is so horrific.

    Not true for all of us ofc, but something to be warned about and do let him know, it stops within about 2-3 weeks of giving up. These dreams are very lucid and can be controlled too, so take advantage of this stage if you can!

    Definatly not just me, some research on various forums will show this is very common side effect of cannabis withdrawal due to increased REM sleep.

    -- Number stations, Russian Military radio. "You are a bad, bad man. Do you have any other virtues?"-Runaway1956
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