Medical Marijuana Deduction Axed

July 19th, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine residents will no longer be able to deduct medical marijuana expenses when calculating eligibility for food stamps.

Last week that practice was stopped by order of federal officials. The U.S. Department of Agriculture told Maine, Oregon and New Mexico they must end the medical marijuana deduction. Mainers will still be able to deduct other drug costs when figuring out their eligibility for the SNAP program.

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree says the USDA is acting unfairly and they should wait for word from Congress before cracking down on the states.

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