The use of food stamps at pot shops will be banned by a new bill in Colorado. On Jan. 10, MSN News reported that liquor stores, gun shops, and casinos could start selling marijuana legally but people will not be able to purchase pot with their EBT cards.
"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," reports MSN News. With pot sales still soaring well into the second week of legalization, lawmakers are being proactive when it comes to something like this.
Using food stamps at pot shops seems ludicrous to some people and evidently lawmakers feel the same way. Government assistance money should not be spend on recreational drugs according to some people so placing a ban on it right away is a smart idea. Naturally there are people who feel as though people should be able to spend their allotted money on whatever they want... but those people aren't making the rules.
"A hearing for Senate Bill 37 hasn't been set. The bill would also prohibit public EBT use at adult-oriented entertainment establishments, something already banned under federal law," MSN News reports.
Is banning food stamps at pot shops a good idea?
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