USDA draws the line on food stamps, rules against medical marijuana deductions
It’s the last dance with Mary Jane for states that had been illegally allowing food stamp recipients to claim deductions for medical marijuana.
The Department of Agriculture last month sent out a memo ordering states to stop permitting the practice. Though 18 states currently allow medical marijuana use in some capacity, it remains illegal under federal law.
And until recently, at least a few states were allowing food stamp users to deduct the cost of their medical marijuana in order to meet the income eligibility requirements.