Is it Ethical to Ban Food Stamp Users From Buying Soda? | The Atlantic Wire i believe it's totally fine to ban food stamp recipients from using their food stamps from buying soda. i work for walgreens (as man of the older posters here know) and i see it constantly. people use their food stamps to buy shit food. imo, they should only be allowed to buy healthy foods with their stamps. what pisses me off the most, however, are the peoples you see with nice cars and jewelry, yet they're on food stamps and medicaid. but i digress. so, how do you guys feel about this?