Colorado Bill Attempts To Prevent Food Stamp Money From Being Used To Buy Pot
The bigger the losers, the more likely it is that they’re taking food stamps and using pot. So now that Colorado has legalized pot, it’s only a matter of time until there are degenerates using their food stamp money to buy pot. Some Republicans are trying to stop that inevitable problem before it starts.
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.
“We need this bill, if for nothing else, as a statement,” said Rep. Jared Wright, R-Grand Junction.
“We shouldn’t be enabling anyone to buy a substance that is banned under federal law. It’s not a good use of taxpayer money,” he said.
….Presumably, EBT card recipients could still take out cash elsewhere – and then go and buy pot. (I hope I’m not giving anyone any ideas). But at least this kind of a law would prohibit them from flagrantly ripping off taxpayers, by making it illegal to withdraw government cash inside marijuana dispensaries.
That’s got to count for something, no?
Giving out cash to EBT recipients is a terrible idea to begin with. Now mix that in with another awful idea, legalizing pot, and it’s practically guaranteed that things will get worse. If Colorado wants to make it legal for degenerates to sell pot to each other, that’s its business, but ultimately many of the people that are supporting it today will come to regret it. The last thing our society needs is more degeneracy, failure and more lazy potheads wasting their lives getting high.]