Colorado Pot Law Frustrates Nebraska Law Enforcement

Posted 3 months ago

By Associated Press

24-lbs-of-pot(AP) — Some Nebraska law enforcement officers are frustrated that their agencies have to bear the cost of jailing and prosecuting people for drug violations tied to Colorado’s legalized marijuana.

Western Nebraska agencies are increasingly busy because of cases involving Colorado pot.

Deuel County Sheriff Adam Hayward says many officers in the region have come to believe that Colorado should shoulder some of the cost. But Hayward says political leaders in Lincoln don’t appear to want to get involved, and he’s not sure what Nebraska law enforcement can do.

Marijuana use is legal in Colorado, but it remains an illicit drug under federal law and in all seven states that border Colorado.


  • Puck Pace

    simple answer to this problem….send a bill to the state of colorado.

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  • Ty

    They just as well legalize it here in Nebraska as well. The state could use the tax money from it as well as money from the sale of industrial hemp not to mention job growth in Nebraskas industrial sector and its yet another way for the State to reestablish its sovereignty from the feds. You People have quit thinking so negative and conformist about this kind of stuff. The morons in society will smoke themselves to death and the smart ones live on. Natural selection at its finest.

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  • GETWITHTHEGAME

    WELL LEGALIZE IT, THERE WON’T BE THAT PROBLEM ANDTHEY WOULD PROBABLY EARN THEIR MONEY BACK THAT THEY HAVE SPENT ON ARRESTS

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  • NE Resident

    There are already complaints from Colorado residents that they are being targeted for their Colorado license plates in other states. The assumption is that they are carrying personal use marijuana and are being stopped with made up probable cause.

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  • Wasted money/effort

    Why are they not this worried about meth or heroin ect?! They’re wasting money and effort trying to target marijuana rather then putting that wasted effort into the drugs that actually matter…

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  • PB

    I am quite sure the leagl pot shops sell pot in store bought ziploc bags. NOT!

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  • whatthehellisthisworldcomingto

    um I say legalize it … money problem solved

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