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Earlier this month a group of women in Oregon's marijuana industry came up with a plan to donate baskets complete with turkeys and the fixings for a Thanksgiving Day meal for 20 needy families in Eugene.

The group, Women Leaders in Cannabis, turned to the Oregon Department of Human Services, hoping the agency would get the baskets to families.

At first, an agency employee based in the Eugene office welcomed the gift, said Lindsey Jacobsen, a founder of the group.

But a few days later, the state reversed course, saying staff was spending too much time making arrangements for the gift.

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Noelle Crombie ~ The Oregonian/OregonLive ~

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