Colorado defends pot law, says other states free to legalize weed

Photo: Marijuana leaf (overused. please avoid this one) (file)
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Legal weed in Colorado isn't hurting its neighboring states. That's according to a Supreme Court filing Friday that marks the first time Colorado has defended legalized marijuana in writing.

Colorado sent the argument to the nation's highest court as a defense against a lawsuit from Oklahoma and Nebraska, which have asked the court to stop pot regulation.