I have some serious problems with the War on Drugs. Nonetheless, the status quo is that drugs are illegal. So if people are trying to trade their SNAP benefits for cash so they can go buy drugs, the problem is that they are buying drugs!

This is why we should just give people cash – if they choose to use the cash to buy something illegal, that’s the crime! Otherwise they’ll put the money towards what they think is their greatest need, not what the government thinks their greatest need should be.

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