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Welfare for Joints in Colorado

Feb. 6, 2015

Taxpayer dollars in Denver are going to pot. Literally. The local Fox affiliate reports, “Public tax money very likely paid for welfare recipients to smoke the equivalent of about 17 pounds of weed (or approximately 9,000 joints) in 2014. Compared with what the rest of Colorado ingested, that’s a small percentage, but controversial none the less.” Of course, wasting welfare dollars is nothing new. Recipients are usually given debit cards, and both state and federal money has been used on anything from gambling to strippers to fancy electronics. It’s no different for Denver’s potheads to send taxpayer money up in smoke. More…

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