The Oregon Department of Human Services has rejected food donations made by the Women Leaders in Cannabis, a Eugene-based trade organization, according to the group’s Executive Director Lindsey Jacobsen.
According to Jacobsen, the Department initially accepted the donations from the group (which is a registered nonprofit), only to reverse the decision several days later due to fears that it would come off as an endorsement of the cannabis group.
“It’s disheartening,” says Jacobsen. “We have lives just like everybody else, families, jobs. We’re just happy to be able to give back now that we have the opportunity to.”