The U.S. Supreme Court did not make a decision Monday on whether to hear a lawsuit brought against Colorado over marijuana legalization.
The nation’s highest court had been scheduled on Friday to privately discuss the lawsuit, brought by the neighboring states of Nebraska and Oklahoma. But a list of Supreme Court orders released on Monday made no mention of the case.
Nebraska and Oklahoma say Colorado’s licensing of marijuana stores impermissibly conflicts with federal law and creates burdens for them by increasing the amount of pot coming across their borders.
Because the lawsuit involves a dispute between states, it was filed directly to the Supreme Court. The first step in the lawsuit is for the justices to decide whether they even want to consider the suit.
The case had twice before been scheduled for private conferences, so it is unclear whether justices actually discussed it as planned at their Friday meeting. The case has now been pending for more than a year.