Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TANF Funds At Pot Shops

National Review Online reports that:
At least 259 times in the first six months of legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, beneficiaries used their electronic-benefit transfer (EBT) cards to access public assistance at weed retailers and dispensaries, withdrawing a total of $23,608.53 in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash, NRO’s examination found.
The article does explain that some pot sellers also sell groceries, so it is possible that  this is not as bad as it sounds.  I can see why some taxpayers might get a bit upset about their tax dollars being used to keep dopers happy.  Note that this seems to include both those selling recreational marijuana and "medical marijuana."  (I put that in quotes because while there are some legitimate medical uses of marijuana, I think it is a good bet that much of it is not at all legitimate medical use.)

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