After recently legalizing marijuana in Colorado, many people are upset over rumors that shops that sell marijuana would be allowed to have EBT-ready ATM machines which would allow welfare recipients to get cash for their purchases.
Recently, legislation approved the use of EBT benefits at marijuana shops.
State Senator Vicki Marble does not support improper use of government welfare funds being available to support recreational marijuana usage. Republican supporters have tried to add strip clubs and marijuana shops to a list of establishments that do not allow EBT cash withdrawals. The list also includes gun stores, liquor stores and casinos.
Democrats have argued that there are not many EBT-ready ATM machines in neighborhoods, therefore limiting their benefits would be of no use.