It is against federal and state regulations to purchase drugs with Food Stamp benefits. There are other programs that also deposit the benefits to an EBT card. No Food Stamp benefits can be withdrawn in the form of cash. Just because an EBT card is used does not mean it is Food Stamp money. I am not saying that any public assistance funds should be used to purchase drugs, I am just trying to clarify the argument. Some programs allow for cash to be withdrawn from the EBT card to be used for anything the individual needs such as paying rent, buying cloths, etc.