Marijuana Legalization: Antonin Scalia’s Death Could Sway Supreme Court Decision On Major Cannabis Lawsuit
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday is already having far-reaching repercussions in American politics. So how will his death impact marijuana law? This is far from an absurd question: A pivotal lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma to overturn Colorado’s legalized marijuana program is scheduled to be considered by the court this Friday. Scalia’s missing vote could change the fate of a case that has the potential to dismantle the country’s nascent legalized market. And thanks to the unique nature of the case, how the Supreme Court deals with the lawsuit in the absence of a ninth judge could have a lasting influence on the court’s procedures.
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