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WASHINGTON--(Business Wire)--For the first time in US history, all nine former Federal drug enforcement leaders who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations have joined together to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States. The former Administrators of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today filed an amici curiae brief urging the Supreme Court to consider and stop the serious damage being done by fracturing a carefully constructed national system of drug control—the legalization of marijuana by Colorado.


“We (former Administrators) firmly believe that Colorado’s law legalizing the large-scale cultivation and sale of marijuana, not only is causing great harm to neighboring states, but is in direct conflict with federal law. Under our Constitution, in which federal law trumps conflicting state laws, the Colorado law should be struck down by the Supreme Court,” said Robert C. Bonner, who served under both George H.W. Bush and William Clinton from 1990 to 1993. “Given our former positions leading the nation on issues of federal drug laws and regulations, we are in a unique position to provide the Court with insight into why it is critically important that these States have their day in court.”

“The impact of Colorado’s legalization has already resulted in damages to other states, higher marijuana use by students, higher emergency room admissions and increased highway fatalities due to drivers testing positive for marijuana within Colorado,” said Peter Bensinger, who served under Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan from 1976 to 1981. “It has opened up a bigger market for illegal drug sales in Colorado and nationwide. Marijuana has been sent to over 40 different states from Colorado. The Supreme Court needs to review this matter on an urgent basis before more damage is done in other states and to existing federal law.”

The brief, filed by Mark A. Perry and other lawyers at the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, makes the following arguments:

Read more:  http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2474076#ixzz3SJtTJz00

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I think that Colorado's neighbors are going to have to prove that Colorado's laws are materially harming their health and welfare. That may be a difficult hurdle to clear.


didnt they already give it up because they dont want to reverse states rights?


also this lawsuit would open up marijuana as not being a dangerous drug. it would be great for that evidence to be heard AT THE SUPREME COURT OF THE US.


this lawsuit is win-win for all involved. submit a amicus brief to the us supreme court now! :)

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Old donkies beating dead horses! Probably too old to smell the roses, too?


Don't worry if you're too old to 'cut the mustard', modern Pharmaceuticals have you covered.


Unfortunatley, it doesn't make you any smarter, you will be able to stir the mustard...


en joy !    or   Schadenfreude ?          

...couldn't help myself ....

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