In full agreement on this, including marijuana. The government shouldn't be paying for illegal substances which will likely keep homeless and impoverished people in that position. As for marijuana, I don't care if it's legal here or there, it is a drug and a destructive habit which isn't going to help people get on their own feet. If it were reasonably possible to keep people from buying cigarettes and booze with unemployment benefits, I'd be for it (I think it would be too invasive to check). My point is that the government encourage wise choices.