You Can’t Qualify for Food Stamps By Writing Off Granny’s Rheumatiz Medicine. Buying 40 Bags of Doritos With Your SNAP Card and Paying Cash for Medical Marijuana Still OK

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medical marijuana expensesAUGUSTA, Maine — Maine was one of a handful of states that allowed some food stamp applicants to deduct medical marijuana expenses from their income for the purpose of determining benefits, but last week that practice was stopped by order of federal officials. “They told us it is not an allowable deduction and we have stopped allowing it,” said Dale Denno, director of the Office of Family Independence, which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps. He said the deduction was limited to elderly or permanently disabled Mainers and not all of the people eligible for SNAP benefits. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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