Can You Buy Weed with Food Stamps? – Do SNAP Benefits Work at Marijuana Dispensaries?

The USDA distinguishes between hemp, which is allowed under federal law, and cannabis, which isn’t (although it must contain at most 0.3% THC). The government states that while hemp plants, shoots, and leaves are prohibited, food items that include hulled hemp seed, hemp seed oil, and hemp seed protein powder may be bought with SNAP benefits.” The statement continues, Food containing marijuana-derived products, like CBD, and any other restricted substances, are not permitted to be acquired with SNAP assistance.”