Monday, January 13, 2014

Now that pot is legal in Colorado, should people be able to use their food stamp money to buy it?

Colorado bill may prevent use of food stamps money to buy pot. Wait… what? - Jazz Shaw/HotAir via JOhn Hawkins/RightWing News

Food stamps at pot shops banned under Colo. bill - AP via TownHall

A bill proposed this week by several Republicans would add marijuana dispensaries to liquor stores, gun shops and casinos as places where recipients of public assistance payments and food stamps can’t use their electronic benefits cards to access cash.

There haven’t been any reports of public EBT cards being used at marijuana dispensaries. But lawmakers say pot shops should be added to the law to make clear it’s not legal.