4. War over drugs? “Between Colorado and Plaintiff States, Colorado’s actions amount to what would be casus belli if the states were fully sovereign nations.” A bit overstated, I think. (The Opium Wars aren’t quite on point, I think.)
5. But of course this levity is out of place. “This case is of a serious and dignified nature” (p. 11).
6. Nebraska & Oklahoma v. Colorado on marijuana today — New York & New Jersey v. Arizona (or Vermont) on guns tomorrow. True, the claim is that Colorado is violating federal law, but the public nuisance cases on which plaintiffs are relying apply even in the absence of such violations. Of course, that’s just if the Nebraska & Oklahoma lawsuit succeeds, which I very much doubt, though I’m not an expert on the subject.
UPDATE: Whoops — through force of habit, I originally wrote “medical marijuana” in the post title; of course the lawsuit is about marijuana legalization more broadly.