Author: Neil Nathan
Who would have thought it would be difficult to donate money?!
Apparently, it was for a marijuana farmer in Washington state. “I never thought it’d be a problem to give money away,” said marijuana farmer Randy Williams, the owner of Fireweed Farm, just north of Prosser, Washington. A source claimed school officials bluntly turned down the $14,000 donation from the marijuana farmer, stating they were “taking a stand” against youth marijuana use.
“We’re not taking it. End of story,”
said Ray Tolcacher, Prosser School District superintendent.
“That’s a mistake on their end because they’re not helping anything,”
Williams said after visiting the school district office a few weeks ago to try to donate the money. Tolcacher, who was away at the time, called the would-be donor on the telephone on Monday to turn down the money.
Williams said he will donate to the Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties.
Williams, one of the few legally licensed marijuana farmers in Yakima Valley, promised at a first-ever marijuana auction November 15 at his farm to donate the proceeds of one “low-grade” lot to local schools. The weed brought in about $13,500; Williams kicked in the difference to make it an even $14K.
Do you think the school was wrong in declining the donation? Leave a comment with your thoughts.