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Colo. lawmakers seek to ban food stamps usage for pot


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DENVER — With the legalization of recreational marijuana, several Colorado lawmakers have proposed a bill to ban the use of food stamps for pot sales.

Senate Bill 37, the proposed bill, would add marijuana dispensaries to the list of places where public assistance payment and food stamp recipients cannot use their electronic benefits cards — this list includes liquor stores, gun shops and casinos.

According to the Associated Press, there have been no reports of public EBT card usage at marijuana dispensaries, but the proposed bill is intended to make it clear it is not legal to do so.

It was also stated that the Colorado marijuana industry supports the bill.

A hearing on Senate Bill 37 has yet to be set.

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