EBT Cards Used In Colorado Weed Shops At Least 64 Times…Just In January

Colorado Democrats were against prohibiting the state’s EBT cards from being used in weed shops, because racism or something. : Regardless, it’s being used there, a lot:

During the first month of Colorado’s experiment with legal marijuana, welfare beneficiaries withdrew thousands of dollars in public-assistance cash from ATMs at weed shops, according to records obtained by: National Review Online.

At least 64 times, public-assistance benefits were accessed at businesses selling marijuana. A total of $5,475 in public benefits was withdrawn at ATMs in establishments that sell pot. This figure includes medicinal dispensaries, recreational stores and at least one place that combines the two. Some of these establishments sell groceries as well as pot, so there is no way to know exactly how much welfare money was spent on marijuana.

The amounts withdrawn ranged from $20 to $400, averaging $85.55, according to the transaction records. In Colorado, the average household receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits includes one adult and two children, and the maximum monthly benefit for them is $462.

In their defense, if you’re buying weed, you’re going to need some munchies.

Hat Tip: : Weasel Zippers

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