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Colorado Bill Would Nix Food Stamps for Pot

Food stamps for a pot brownie? Colorado lawmakers want to make sure that doesn’t happen.

A bill proposed 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.

Colorado’s legalized marijuana industry supports the bill and has been debunking rumors about food stamp use in marijuana shops. There haven’t been any reports of the 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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A hearing for the measure hasn’t been set.

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