(Kathryn Scott Osler, Denver Post file)

Another Colorado bill banning EBT cards at pot shop ATMs advances

DENVER — A second ban on welfare cards being used at pot shops is moving in the Colorado Legislature.

The state House approved a bill Friday to add marijuana businesses and strip clubs to the list of Colorado businesses where electronic benefits cards — called EBTs — can’t be used to withdraw cash.

Map: Colorado recreational marijuana shops and medical dispensaries

A similar bill has passed in the Senate. But the bills are slightly different. The House version adds enforcement, while the Senate version doesn’t give the state any way to monitor ATMs.

Liquor stores, casinos and gun shops already have such limitations. Marijuana industry groups and the state agency that administers welfare support the pot-shop bills.

Online: House Bill 1255