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Time to Cut the Card


In the year 2000, Colorado became one of the now-22 states to legalize the medical use of marijuana. But in 2012, voters in Colorado, like those in the state of Washington, approved a ballot initiative (Amendment 64) that effectively legalized, with restrictions like those on alcohol, the recreational use of marijuana. Colorado's first stores licensed to sell marijuana officially opened on January 1, 2014.

Back in January, Brian Kilmeade, co-host of Fox News's Fox and Friends, charged that food stamp recipients in Colorado could use an ATM to get cash that they could in turn use to purchase marijuana.

That, of course, is impossible since, as the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service fact sheet about SNAP (food stamps) explains,

SNAP benefits can never be withdrawn as cash. Many States allow clients to use a single EBT card to access SNAP as well as cash benefit programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). In most States, cash benefits from other programs can be accessed through ATMs.

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