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Welfare Cash for Weed in Colorado
National Review ^

Posted on 07/22/2014 7:31:53 AM PDT by TigerClaws

For the past six months, welfare beneficiaries in Colorado have repeatedly withdrawn their cash benefits at marijuana retailers and dispensaries, according to a new analysis by National Review Online. Such apparent abuses have caught the eye of Colorado’s executive and legislative powers alike, and the state has launched an effort to curb them.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: cannabis; marijuana; pot; wod

1 posted on 07/22/2014 7:31:53 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

No surprise on this.
A local tv station here in Indiana got a state file of TANF card swipes.

Vegas, Nevada brothels, Puerto Rico resorts, Disney (Ca and Fl) yadda yadda.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 7:33:38 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: TigerClaws
or the past six months, welfare beneficiaries in Colorado have repeatedly withdrawn their cash benefits at marijuana retailers and dispensaries


3 posted on 07/22/2014 7:33:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TigerClaws
Caption: Welfare cash for weed.

Response: Of course if it is harmful most people today are all for it.

4 posted on 07/22/2014 7:36:53 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: TigerClaws

A bunch of lazy layabouts are using their EBT cards to buy pot? I’m shocked.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 7:37:38 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: nascarnation

Poor people have poor habits.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 7:38:03 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

True, and feeding them subsidies from the working population doesn’t improve their integrity much it appears.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 7:39:25 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: TigerClaws

Well, its a vegetable, isn’t it?


8 posted on 07/22/2014 7:43:29 AM PDT by jim_trent
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To: TigerClaws

I wonder if National Review did a “bail out cash for cocaine” when Wall Street was bailed out back in 2008


9 posted on 07/22/2014 7:44:34 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: TigerClaws

Just like you can’t have the welfare state and open borders, you especially can’t have the welfare state and legalized drugs.


10 posted on 07/22/2014 7:46:24 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Or booze, or cigarettes, or fatty foods.


11 posted on 07/22/2014 7:47:54 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
It seems to me the state could easily profit from this. Give the more ambitious bunch of layabouts the right to grow and distribute weed in return for lower cash payments. Give the less ambitious bunch of layabouts the right to receive payments in weed in return for lower cash payments.

The state saves money and they all still vote Democrat.

12 posted on 07/22/2014 7:54:46 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: TigerClaws

Dave’s not here man...


13 posted on 07/22/2014 8:01:36 AM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: TigerClaws

I wouldn’t care if these types didn’t procreate.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 8:41:22 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: TigerClaws

I wonder what Michelle’s talking grocery carts are going to say about using your EBT card to buy pot.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 8:59:11 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: TigerClaws


16 posted on 07/22/2014 9:43:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: TigerClaws

Food stamp and TANF abuse is epidemic.

In a volunteer job, I interview folks on these programs. Some of the stories I have heard are outrageous.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 8:14:39 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: TigerClaws

No one is really surprised by what the pot-heads do, everything they said would not happen is happening


18 posted on 07/26/2014 8:17:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: upchuck

Easily solved: Federal bounty that splits half of the twelve month savings with the tipster. The welfare cheats are permanently banned from receiving any form of government aid, including loans for education or housing. That would end it within a few months.


19 posted on 07/26/2014 8:25:51 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: TigerClaws
So what did they use to buy illegal weed before? Cash from EBT cards, you say?

At least this returns about 15% of it back to CO. Kind of like a rewards card for welfare spending!

20 posted on 07/26/2014 9:13:59 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: 1010RD

A possible solution. But it will never happen. There is a permanent political underclass that will vote Democrat, no matter what. Punishing that class may ruin the good thing Democrats have going for them.


21 posted on 07/26/2014 9:50:39 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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