Prosser pot grower can't give away $14,000

PROSSER, Wash. (AP) — A marijuana grower who made $600,000 in the first recreational pot auction in Washington planned to donate some of the proceeds, but he's having trouble giving money away.

Fireweed Farms owner Randy Williams of Prosser said after last month's auction of 300 pounds of marijuana to state-licensed processors and retailers that he would donate $14,000 to local schools.

The Prosser School District said no thanks. Now, the Prosser branch of the Boys and Girls Club also is just saying no to drug money.

KEPR reports ( ) Executive Director Brian Ace says accepting the donation would distract the community from its mission — promoting academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship.