Marijuana news: After rejections, Washington cannabis grower finally donates portion of auction proceeds
A Prosser, Wash., marijuana grower who auctioned his crop last month finally donated a portion of the proceeds.
Randy Williams, the grower behind Fireweed Farms, initially hoped to donate $ 14,000 to Prosser schools, but the superintendent rejected the offer, saying it sent the wrong message about marijuana. Then Williams tried giving it to the local Boys and Girls club, but they too turned him down.
But now the Yakima Herald reports that Williams has managed to find a cause — and a needy family — willing to take his cash.
The newspaper reports:
The 56-year-old grower said he was bombarded with requests from groups seeking donations.
“My phone is ringing off the hook with people who want that money,” Williams said in a brief phone call Monday. He declined further comment.
Williams donated $ 1,000 to the local VFW and $ 13,000 to a local family.
— The Oregonian