Prohibits using funds from assistance programs like TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and SNAP (food stamps) to purchase marijuana sold at legal dispensaries.
What is House Bill H.R. 2331?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 2331
-Much of the furor over this issue originates from a single, satirical article published by political satire web publication the National Report. The story was picked up by numerous social media sites, many of which believed the story to be genuine. TV affiliate Fox31 Denver ran a piece in February 2014 implying Colorado welfare recipients were using funds from assistance programs to purchase marijuana. In regard to TANF, where cash assistance is provided, this is possible. In regard to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, it is not.
No Welfare for Weed Act of 2015
To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to prohibit the use of benefits to purchase marijuana products, to amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to prohibit assistance provided under the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families from being accessed through the use of an electronic benefit transfer card at any store that offers marijuana for sale, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Nutrition, Oversight, and Department OperationsCommittee on AgricultureWorker and Family SupportCommittee on Ways and MeansIntroducedMay 14th, 2015
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