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Food stamps at pot shops banned under Colo. bill
AP ^ | 1-10-14 | KRISTEN WYATT

Posted on 01/10/2014 5:07:57 PM PST by dynachrome

DENVER (AP) -- Food stamps for a pot brownie? It's an urban myth in Colorado, but state lawmakers want to make sure that doesn't happen.

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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; ebt; foodstamps; marijuana; pot; potheads; welfarestate
My guess it has already been tried and worked. Lasagna? brownies? cookies? All sorts of food offered laced with pot.
1 posted on 01/10/2014 5:07:57 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: george76

and pingy here


2 posted on 01/10/2014 5:09:51 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

Just buy food with your EBT card, sell it for cash, then take the cash to buy pot, just like people have been doing for decades.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 5:10:04 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Yup. drugs or booze.


4 posted on 01/10/2014 5:11:44 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

That is just plain MEAN! The ACLU needs to get on this case at once.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 5:13:20 PM PST by madprof98
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To: dynachrome

Yawn-what BS. EBT cards are now able to be used for cash. They will go to the ATM outside and buy their drugs inside thanks to the American taxpayer. Get up early and work hard folks, there are millions laying on couches counting on you!


6 posted on 01/10/2014 5:15:24 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: dynachrome
Colorado has not been the same since this “legalization” mess came about. I live in Colorado and have for 59 years. Colorado reminds me of California more and more. I drove by one of the pot dispenseraries and there was a line of 70 people deep.
7 posted on 01/10/2014 5:16:55 PM PST by St.Mark
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To: dynachrome

All pot buyers will get increases on the EBT card to cover their munchies.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 5:17:17 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: dynachrome

Absolutely racist. Disgraceful. Why, they might just as well hose people down with firehoses from hydrants and sic attack dogs on them.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 5:19:43 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Just buy food with your EBT card, sell it for cash, then take the cash to buy pot, just like people have been doing for decades.

No, silly, you sell the EBT card (at a discount) and then you get a replacement.

Why go through the hassle of doing someone else's grocery shopping?

10 posted on 01/10/2014 5:20:51 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: dynachrome
One assumes that all welfare rats know how to work around this rather easily, and will be smoking marijuana, generously supported by the taxpayer in no time.

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11 posted on 01/10/2014 5:21:11 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: dynachrome

Must be the Koch brothers behind this. They’ve been to Colorado before!


12 posted on 01/10/2014 5:33:41 PM PST by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: dynachrome

Unfair food discrimination. Pot is a vegetable.


13 posted on 01/10/2014 5:35:52 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: aynrandfreak

heh. I like your screen name.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 5:42:42 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

Now hows de heck dey gonna get deys buzz?


15 posted on 01/10/2014 6:01:57 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: St.Mark

My true and heartfelt sympathies. I’ve always loved your state. Drove through and visited often, always taking time out to enjoy the westerny history and heritage.

Seeing it become a repository of liberal, gun-grabbing, dopehead filth really makes me want to vomit.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 6:15:45 PM PST by greene66
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To: smoothsailing

My god, what’s next, Doritos??


17 posted on 01/10/2014 6:18:35 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: dynachrome

So ... they’re prepared to drug test everybody who has an EBT card?


18 posted on 01/10/2014 6:39:02 PM PST by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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To: greene66

Stay out of the Denver-Boulder axis of evil and still a very nice state. Out voted by the obozobots in the big cities.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 6:43:36 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome
It's not their business if your salad if flammable!
20 posted on 01/10/2014 7:11:47 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: smoothsailing

“Unfair food discrimination. Pot is a vegetable.”

Not only that, but you have to have photo ID to buy the pot...


21 posted on 01/10/2014 7:44:49 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: dynachrome

What about Obamaphones?


22 posted on 01/10/2014 9:11:41 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: dynachrome; MileHi; dhs12345; beaversmom; Balata; bboop; BulletBobCo; Carley; ColoCowgirl; ...

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


23 posted on 01/10/2014 9:26:20 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: dynachrome

What!?

We taxpayers canNOT pay for food stamp enrolled to purchase pot?

Where are we going? As a country, I mean.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 9:38:17 PM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

I thought it was de rigueur in brownies. But what do I know.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 9:40:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: St.Mark

Yep.
I’ve lived here for over 40 years, and have been more disgusted than ever.
Have you noticed that drivers are actually getting worse on the highways?
PJTV’s YouTube channel had a show recently about this issue. One of the panelists (Scott Ott) said that there’s not a marijuana shortage since the law took effect, and wouldn’t be surprised if the government started subsidizing it.
http://youtu.be/sMf96POFHM0?t=4m3s


26 posted on 01/10/2014 9:42:01 PM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: dynachrome

Foods stamps ... for marijuana ... seriously? WTH? My tax dollars paid for those food stamps. This is as offensive to me as my tax dollars being used to kill babies under the guise of birth control. Grrrr ...


27 posted on 01/10/2014 9:48:10 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Vesparado
You wrote:
So ... they’re prepared to drug test everybody who has an EBT card?

They OUGHT to do that anyway - no money for dope(s)
28 posted on 01/10/2014 10:42:11 PM PST by PrairieDawg (This space for rent.)
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To: Vesparado
You wrote:
So ... they’re prepared to drug test everybody who has an EBT card?

They OUGHT to do that anyway - no money for dope(s)
29 posted on 01/10/2014 10:43:01 PM PST by PrairieDawg (This space for rent.)
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To: dynachrome

Just a matter of time before it will be “LEGALLY” allowed. . . . Trust me.


30 posted on 01/11/2014 4:47:35 AM PST by DeaconRed (GOD: Please send us one more Ronald Reagan. Soon. Thanks Deacon Red. PS It ain't Christie. . .)
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To: dynachrome; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Don’t they require ADDITIONAL foodstamps because of the munchies?


31 posted on 01/11/2014 5:34:05 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: dynachrome

Until Rev Al decries this as being racist...


32 posted on 01/11/2014 6:54:06 AM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: DeaconRed
Everything that the pro-dopers promise wont happen happens.

A lot more kids will be smoking dope soon too. Any fool would be able to figure that out. Two issues: is is now permitted and legal so there isn't the stigma and it will be a lot more available. Older siblings and maybe even parents will buy it for their under age children. Kids will break into a parent's stash. Ya, ya, ya. “Its illegal to do it.”

I have seen the debilitating effects of pot on children. And yes, it is a gateway drug. It changes the attitude about intoxication with the user looking for newer and cooler ways to get high.

33 posted on 01/11/2014 9:49:36 AM PST by dhs12345
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