- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

PROSSER, Wash. (AP) - A marijuana grower who had trouble giving away $14,000 has finally found someone to accept the donations.

Fireweed Farms owner Randy Williams made $600,000 last month in the first recreational pot auction in Washington and wanted to share some of the proceeds.

The Prosser School District said no thanks; it would send the wrong message. The Prosser branch of the Boys and Girls Club also just said no to drug money, saying it would distract from its mission.

Williams told the Yakima Herald-Republic (https://bit.ly/1x24Yit ) that he finally gave $1,000 to the Prosser VFW post and $13,000 to a local needy family, which asked not to be identified.

Williams said Monday that his phone had been ringing off the hook with people who wanted the money.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, https://www.yakimaherald.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide