Washington marijuana grower has tough time donating money
Even as marijuana legalization surges across the nation, it’s still taboo enough that organizations will not accept donations from cannabis-oriented businesses.
A grower in Washington has been trying to donate $14,000 but had been turned down up until now.
Fireweed Farms owner Randy Williams made $600,000 in November for the first recreational marijuana auction. He then tried to donate part of those proceeds to the Prosser School District. The district turned down the donation, saying that it would send the wrong message.
He then tried to donate the money to the Prosser branch of the Boys and Girls Club, who also declined, saying it would distract from its mission.
Williams told the Yakima Herald-Republic that he finally was able to give $1,000 to the Prosser VFW post and $13,000 to a local needy family, which asked not to be identified.
National polls mark consistent support for marijuana legalization at around 58 percent, with support for medical marijuana over 70 percent.