Welfare recipients can use debit cards for marijuana


#1

washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/9/welfare-marijuana-jeff-sessions-tackles-loophole/

Welfare recipients can’t use their EBT cards at liquor stores but they can at marijuana dispensaries in states such as Colorado that have legalized pot, Sen. Jeff Sessions revealed Tuesday.

The Alabama Republican announced that he was drafting legislation to close the welfare-for-weed loophole after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed to him that marijuana shops were not off limits to EBT cards, which replaced food stamps, or other federal benefits.


#2

The troubling thing is the likelihood that some quarters will spin this move as a “cut in benefits.”


#3

:rolleyes:

I get that some people need welfare, but not for this in most cases. I also oppose the welfare state.


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