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Old 01-03-2015, 05:18 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Driving I-76 from Colorado into Nebraska is being described as a Berlin Wall like divide with the differences in marijuana laws and checkpoints looking for those transporting marijuana out of state.
Reader: The Divide Between Colorado and States to the East Is Like the Berlin Wall | Westword

And now Nebraska and Oklahoma are taking Colorado all the way to the US Supreme Court over marijuana legalization.
Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado over marijuana legalization - The Denver Post

This is going to hurdle marijuana legalization into a bigger national spotlight. Can't say I can predict the outcome, but if it was ruled in Colorado's favor it would essentially backfire on Nebraska. At the momentum Colorado is are going at it, now Washington with Alaska and Oregon coming down the pike with who knows how many more states in the 2016 election, it's hard to imagine this genie going back in the bottle.

Now that's in known how politicians and law enforcement in Nebraska are handling this, how do the people of Nebraska actually feel about Colorado's business and the resources within Nebraska being used to enhance law enforcement at the Colorado state line?

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Old 01-04-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I don't know all of the details on Nebraska's "Impounding Vehicles and Cash Laws" but Seward County and Lancaster County County in the East end of the state have turned it into a cottage industry for generating cash. One guy had over $1,000,000 in cash confiscated. If it went to the taxpayers it would be great but I don't think it does.
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I'm really not sure why checkpoints are still considered legal. You are being stopped without probable cause. Of course, they will find "probable cause" if you look like a pothead.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:32 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I guess many Nebraskans are indifferent?
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:06 PM
 
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I guess many Nebraskans are indifferent?
Look at a map of where most of the population in the state is located, that may give some indication of the indifference. It's nearly 450 miles from Omaha to Scottsbluff and about 475 miles from Omaha to Chicago. Potheads probably care more than anyone else.

This assertive action should come as no surprise given the laws are different, though I don't think it's right to set up check points and hassle people that have done nothing wrong. On the one hand they are trying to keep it out of the state and the other hoping to seize vehicles and cash. While a manpower outlay it's one that can pay off very well. I wonder whats the likelihood of a vehicle with Colorado tags getting stopped by troopers on I-80 for some supposed violation as they head east toward Iowa?
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:43 AM
 
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Here's an article you didn't post that speaks of how easy a seller in Nebraska brought back weed to sell.

Why Have Marijuana Busts in Nebraska Increased 400%?
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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Check points??

I cross back and forth across the NE/CO line at least weekly...I've never heard of this.
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Will your new governor and new attorney general keep the lawsuit or drop it?
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:51 PM
 
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When is this hearing supposed to start?
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