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Food stamps at pot shops banned under Colo. bill

Published On: Jan 10 2014 12:30:32 PM CST

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Food stamps for a pot brownie? Colorado lawmakers want to make sure that doesn't happen.

A bill proposed 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.
Colorado's marijuana industry supports the bill and has been debunking rumors about food stamp use in marijuana shops.
A hearing for Senate Bill 37 hasn't been set.


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