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Viewers respond to report on lawsuits aimed at Colorado’s marijuana legalization

Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments in response to last Saturday’s signature segment on the state of Nebraska suing the state of Colorado over the legalization of marijuana, which has increased the costs of law enforcement in the Cornhusker State.

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  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    And now to Viewers Like You: Your chance to comment on our work. Tonight, your largely one-sided responses to last Saturday’s signature segment. In it, we reported on the state of Nebraska suing the state of Colorado over the legalization of marijuana — and how that has increased the costs of law enforcement in the Cornhusker State.

  • There was this from ReadMore:

     These states need to stop whining and move into the 21st century with the rest of us. “have suffered direct and significant harm arising from the increased presence of Colorado-sourced marijuana.” LMAO, riiiight.

  • And this from Lorelei Lee87:

     While I agree that marijuana should be legal in all 50 states, I have to say that those people trying to transport it from Colorado are not the brightest bulbs. Of course they are watching the border, you should have realized that the moment it became legal there.

  • MikeParent commented on the local police authority:

    It’s his choice to ramp up enforcement, then he complains about increased work load. We’d all be better off if the police would focus on crimes that have actual victims.

  • Mirko Sansan said:

     Really. Just stop fishing for the pot when you pull people over for “speeding.”

  • And from dave_slc:

     I find it hypocritical that these same red states where conservatives continually clamor about states rights are now wanting federal intervention in Colorado.

  • Anthony J Costa added:

     Are they seizing and confiscating these harmless people’s Doritos too?? 🙂

  • Javier Alicea noted:

     If it’s illegal in your state don’t smoke pot. It sucks but wait till your state legalizes it.

  • And there was this from  Barbara Reedy:

    Get over it Nebraska.

  • And K.a. Berry said simply:

     No one saw this coming?

    As always, we welcome your comments at pbs.org/newshour, on our Facebook page, or tweet us at @NewsHour.

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