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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Colorado Pot Shop To Accept Food Stamps – Taxpayer Funded Marijuana For Welfare Recipients

As of January 1st, 2014, Colorado became the first state in the nation to allow adults aged 21 or older to purchase and use marijuana for recreational use. The decision has led to excessively large lines at pot shops across the state and store owners reportedly surpassed $1 million in sales statewide on just the first day according to Denver’s 9News.

In all, 136 licenses have been approved by the state of Colorado for retail operations for the purposes of selling marijuana. A majority of those licenses were issued to businesses in Denver with just eighteen city stores completing the process in time for opening day. One of those shops, Rite Greens, located on E. Colfax Ave in Denver, has taken the steps needed to accept food stamps (now called EBT cards) for the purposes of purchasing marijuana effectively leading to taxpayer funded marijuana for welfare recipients.

“If you are a tax payer in Colorado, you get to pay for welfare recipients, a majority of whom are Democrats of course, to smoke pot now,” stated Denver resident Paul Horner. “Where will this all end? First it was Obamaphones, then Obamacare, now Obamaweed? Will we be paying for tattoos, manicures, body piercings, gay marriages and porn next?”

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25 comments:

Annie Nonymous said...

Simply wrong.
But the last part of the article summed it all up.
State makes money, all about money.

If this is going to be the case then we need to look into the actual medical properties of pot, and use the hemp in industrial applications.

It doesn't look like anybody is looking any further than smoking it.

Anonymous said...

It's time for a taxpayer revolt.

bob pinto said...

Their website proudly says "We accept EBT".

Here is their email:
Email: buds@ritegreenspotshop.com

Anonymous said...

has the pendulum swung too far??? is there any way to correct the direction of our culture, or am I just really out of step...

Anonymous said...

unreal the democrats will do anything for a Vote

Anonymous said...

If they're going to legalize it then you should be allowed to grow your own.

Anonymous said...

C'mon mon.
Its all Kool & the Gang!

Anonymous said...

Yup

Anonymous said...

1:40 If you grow your own the State doesn't get any tax from it. That's why it is against the law.

Anonymous said...

In colorado, u can grow ur own, and there is lots of growing interest in the medicinal properties of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system. Until recently the us government has only funded studies that highlight marijuana as a dangerous, deadly, and highly addictive drug.

Anonymous said...

They don't get any tax from growing your own tomatoes or brewing your own beer.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of taxpayers buying drugs for addicts, I wonder how much PRMC is profiting off its methadone program?

Anonymous said...

I'll have the large bag of chips and the Carmel popcorn to go with my Bubba Kush and Lemon Diesel. Can I get that delivered?

I don't care what anyone says, we shouldn't be housing people in jail for only having a preference to good bud rather than craft beers. I do not like the affects of alcohol and stopped drinking many years ago.

It's a chance for many new businesses to open and provide many jobs in a new industry at a time when or economy needs a boost. Colorado and Seattle are calling it the Green Rush, comparing it's economic boost to the Gold Rush in 1849.

The tourist business in both states is skyrocketing out of control with people that want to visit from long distance. Talk about a destination? Like Colorado needed something else to want to go there, Amsterdam is going to be taking big losses, why go?

Anonymous said...

So close the loophole(s)...

Anonymous said...

I got a little off topic at 2:37, while I'm glad it's finally happening and will create jobs, I don't condone the use of the EBT cards for purchasing it.

I've been keeping up with what's going on out there and you can grow up to 6 plants at one time. Allowed possession of 2 ounces on person.

I'm thinking the edibles they make for people that don't want to smoke it is a loophole that will have to be changed. It's one of the things you don't think of, every living thing that could go wrong.

I'm sure that is just a loophole that is only temporary and EBT cards will be the same as purchasing alcohol, right now, technically they are buying cookies and brownies.

That's why it needs to be regulated, but legal.

Anonymous said...

I'm on the EBT program and I be damn if I want to see tax-paying citizen foot this bill. I've work too hard, for so long and experiencing a little bit of hard time to see this form of abuse. All welfare and EBT participants should be tested for illegal drug use. And, if they are positive, they should be denied these programs.

Anonymous said...

Ditto 2:49.they need to adjust the law to disallow gov money supporting this

Anonymous said...

If this marijuana "rollout" was anything like Obamacare, EBT would be the least of their worries. If that's the only hitch in the giddy-up I'd say they did a good job. Make needed adjustments.

Anonymous said...

You know this is from a satire news site, right? Right?? It's not real. Please tell me that you know it's not real.

Anonymous said...

5926 E Colfax Ave, Denver Co there is Greenwerkz, a cannabis company store.

Anonymous said...

Hurah!!! Congress gets back to work today to take more money from us workers to give to the sap sucking EBT card users. Started my day off right.

Gary said...

This is wrong in so many ways....but not surprising in the least bit. This whole world is falling away to hell.

Anonymous said...

You guys all fell for a hoax! Right wingers so willing to believe in something they'll fall for anything that confirms their beliefs.....

Lanigan2013 said...

There are MANY people looking into the industrial uses for hemp, but that does not stir up controversy, therefore is not news worthy to them.

Lanigan2013 said...

There are MANY people looking into the industrial uses for hemp, but that won't stir up controversy so it's not news worthy.