PHOENIX - It's each a head-turner and a head-scratcher.
If you've got pushed alongside Indian School Road close to the Interstate 17 in Maryvale, you've got in all probability seen a sign, promoting medical marijuana playing cards with totally different costs for money funds and totally different costs for EBT customers.
One ABC15 viewer despatched us a video of a person holding the sign, saying, "They're taking taxpayer EBT card money, and they're giving them medical marijuana cards for it."
You requested, so ABC15 needed to get you solutions to resolve it and see if that was occurring.
We met Joseph Macias, the person holding the sign Monday. He explains our viewer had all of it incorrect.
"It's not buying it with food stamps," Macias stated. "It's a discount; they don't trade food stamps at all."
ABC15 spoke to the workplace who commissioned the sign off-camera, they usually confirmed what Macias informed us: they don't settle for meals stamps or some other sort of public help to buy medical marijuana playing cards. They solely settle for money or debit playing cards.
We checked the state's web site and came upon you will get a reduction on playing cards should you get public help.
If you believe you studied fraud with The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), you possibly can name a toll free hotline at 1-800-251-2436 or 602-542-9449.
SNAP pays for quite a few issues together with bread and cereals, meats, fish, poultry, greens, toddler method and diabetic meals.
SNAP customers can't use these funds for issues like beer, wine, cigarettes, tobacco or medical marijuana.