Monday, September 28, 2009
PAL Doesn't Want Medical Marijuana Community Donations
Pot clinic owners' gift to PAL called a conflict
Published online on Saturday, Sep. 26, 2009
Brandon Morse and his father Rick, who run the Medmar medical marijuana
clinic at 210 E. Olive Ave. in the Tower District, said Friday that they
did not realize donating money to the Police Activities League could be
a conflict of interest.
Police Chief Jerry Dyer said he told the men that having the PAL youth
program accept money from a facility that sells marijuana "sends a wrong
Accepting the donation also conflicts because the city is seeking an
injunction to close Medmar and other Fresno medical marijuana
facilities, Dyer said.
Brandon Morse said PAL helped him as a boy growing up in a single-parent
family. When he heard news reports about PAL programs in other cities
closing, he wanted to help the Fresno PAL. He collected $300 from
friends and gave PAL the money Aug. 24.
Rick Morse said he and his son will contact PAL to ask whether the
donation would be accepted after the injunction is settled.
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