Attorney General Jon Bruning says he’s fighting Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, because he believes marijuana is a dangerous drug.
Bruning has joined with his colleague in Oklahoma in asking the United States Supreme Court to rule Colorado has violated federal law by legalizing marijuana.
“I am adamantly against the spread of marijuana across our country,” Bruning tells reporters during a recent news conference. “I don’t want to see it and I want to do everything in my power to stop it.”
Bruning says Colorado has caused great headaches for law enforcement in western Nebraska.
But the main reason for his action is his opposition to marijuana, saying clinics are full of hardcore drug users who started with weed.
“You could probably find me 100 people that didn’t go further than marijuana and I’m sure that’s true, that some people don’t,” Bruning says in response to a question. “But, some people do and I don’t want to have it as an option for the children of this state.”
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers issued this statement on the action taken against his state:
“Because neighboring states have expressed concern about Colorado-grown marijuana coming into their states, we are not entirely surprised by this action. However, it appears the plaintiffs’ primary grievance stems from non-enforcement of federal laws regarding marijuana, as opposed to choices made by the voters of Colorado. We believe this suit is without merit and we will vigorously defend against it in the U.S. Supreme Court.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]